Colors of summer – Younger Children – Blue Sky

Preschoolers will learn the names of different shades of blue, practice their imagination by coming up with associations with blue and clouds, create an orchestra illustrating the types of clouds, and learn a song entitled “Rainbow Colors”.


rainbow parachute, music for walking/running/jumping, tambourine, picture cards with various types of clouds, newspapers, foil, drums, plates, triangles, ball, a song entitled “Rainbow Colors”, picture cards for the song.

Activity description:

1. “Hello to those who …” – greeting – everybody holds the rainbow parachute at waist level and gently moves it. Teacher says the next sentences, and children who hold the color that teacher is talking about run under the rainbow parachute and change places. Teacher lists all the colors so that all children are greeted:

  • Hello to those who have orange color,
  • Hello to those who have red color,
  • Hello to those who have purple color,
  • Hello to those who have blue color ,
  • Hello to those who have green color,
  • Hello to those who have yellow color.

2. “Blue associations” – dictionary activity – teacher asks children: “What do you associate with blue?”. Children take turns giving their answers – all answers are correct.

3. “Jump on color” – movement activity – teacher plays a tambourine. Children walk around a rainbow parachute on the floor. When the tambourine stops, teacher says the color, and children stand on the appropriate color of the rainbow parachute. Repeat this game several times.

4. “Summer sky” – didactic activity – teacher spreads the picture cards on the carpet so that children cannot see what is on them. Then, teacher asks children one by one to select and reveal more pictures. After revealing each picture, teacher talks to children about the clouds in the picture – he/she asks children what they associate with them, what they are similar to, etc.

5. “Clouds” – movement activity – children move freely on the carpet to the rhythm of any music. When the music stops, children listen to what a teacher is playing: triangle – children move lightly and jump around in the room; drum/plates – hunched children find it hard to put their feet on the floor. Repeat the game several times by changing the instruments.

6. “Heavenly music” – musical activity – teacher presents the pictures that children will illustrate with the help of a sound: white feathery clouds – waving newspapers; rain clouds – slight wrinkling of the foil, gently tapping the triangle; heavy and dark storm clouds – tearing newspapers, sudden wrinkling of the foil, strong blows on the plates and drums. Then, teacher distributes the instruments and items to children. Teacher arranges the pictures in a row and indicates the pictures that children will illustrate with a sound.

7. “Blue is burning” – movement activity – teacher throws the ball to each child in turn and says the name of any color. The child must catch the ball when he/she hears the names of each color except blue. If the child does not catch the ball with a color other than blue or catches it with blue, he/she will give up the trophy, e.g. a shoe. At the end of the game, children have to buy items, e.g. by singing a song/doing an exercise.

8. “The Rainbow Colors” – learning the song – children sit in the circle with their teacher. They repeat after her the lyrics of the song and try to sing it.

9. “Colors” – movement activity – children move around the classroom to the rhyme of the song entitled “The Rainbow Colors”. When the music stops, teacher shows one of the picture cards and children have to find and touch items in this color. Repeat the game several times.

* You can ask parents picking up their child from the kindergarten to dress their child in red tomorrow – or at least to have any red accent.


Picture cards for activities entitled “Summer Sky” and “Heavenly Music”
Picture cards for a song entitled “The Rainbow Colors”

Pages used:

  1. – a song entitled „The Rainbow Colors”