It’s time for the next book for this month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids! We have some great books for kids lined up all year. This month we are featuring Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney. Are you ready to learn about color words in this literacy activity ?
Llama Llama Red Pajama and Activity
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Llama Llama Red Pajama is the story of Baby Llama who has just been tucked into bed. But, he misses his Mama. While Mama is another room, Llama Llama grows restless and worried. In the end, Mama assures him that even though he may not be able to see her, she is always nearby.
After reading the story, practice color word recognition and build fine motor skills with this activity. We completed this activity when friends came to visit. It really worked well for adapting to multiple age levels.
Materials needed: red construction paper, scissors, colored paper or paint swatch samples, glue sticks, sorting sheet (download below), 6 small paper plates, marker, die
Cut a pair of red pajamas out of construction paper for each child.
Label each small paper plate with a color word. We used blue, green, yellow, orange, white, and purple. You just don’t want to use red since that is the color of the pajama base.
Have the kids cut out small pieces (young children) or shapes (older children) from the colored paper or paint swatch samples. This is a great way to build fine motor skills. After the pieces are cut, have each child sort the pieces on the correctly labeled plate. We are working on color word recognition!
Place the filled plates in the middle of the table. Each child will start with a sorting sheet which you can download for free below.
Each child takes a turn rolling the die and selecting the correct number of colored pieces for their first colored word. We even get a little math in this activity. Place the pieces on the sheet next to the correct word. We are reinforcing color word recognition! Pass the die and let the next person have their turn. Continue until each word has colored pieces next to it.
Now, pass out a red pajama base to each child. Time to decorate the pajamas in any fashion that is desired using the pieces from the sorting sheet.
Our older friends decided to add a llama face and feet to their pajamas.
A super fun color words activity to compliment Llama Llama Red Pajama.
Check out all the other great posts that compliment Llama Llama Red Pajama from all of the co-hosts of Virtual Book Club for Kids.
Llama Llama Red Pajama Hidden Numbers Blanket Game from Preschool Powol Packets
Llama Llama Red Pajama Sensory Play from Educators’ Spin On It
Five Bedtime Snacks for Llama Llama Red Pajama from Study at Home Mama