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THE COLOR BLACK

LITTLE BLACK BOOKS
Make blank books with white pages and black covers. Help your children try one or more of these ideas.
  • Cut black pictures out of magazines to glue on their book pages.
  • Glue on black textured materials-plastic, sandpaper, fabric, yarn, paper.
  • Make prints on the pages with black ink pads and any kind of rubber stamps.
  • Stamp on black fingerprints and use pens to turn them into bugs, spiders, cars, planes-anything the children can imagine!
BLACK BUGS
Set out modeling dough mixed with powdered black tempera paint. Also provide short lengths of black pipe cleaners or black yarn. Encourage your children to make bug bodies with the black dough and add the pipe cleaners or yarn for legs.

BLACK COUNTING GAMES

Try one or more of these games with your children.
  • Count black crayons or markers.
  • Count the number of children with black hair.
  • String and count black buttons on a black shoelace.
  • Guess the number of black jelly beans in a jar, open, count together, and eat!
  • Number the cups in an egg carton from 1 to 12. Fill the cups with matching numbers of black beans.
NURSERY RHYMES FOR BLACK
Recite the rhymes below. Have your children raise their hands whenever they hear the word "black."
  • "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep"
  • "Sing a Song of Sixpence"
  • "Hickety Pickety My Black Hen"
  • "Two Little Blackbirds"