Baby Book Club: All About Colors!
Last month, I shared a 10 tips for starting a baby book club.
Today I’ve collected eight books, plus some activities and food ideas, all based around color! There are so many fun books aimed at very small children with vibrant, bright colors, that not only are gorgeous to look at and enjoyable to read, but help toddlers learn their colors.
I love all of these stories and hope your babies do too!
Baby Book Club - All about Colors
Gather a few babies and toddlers together and enjoy books, activities, and snacks all focused on the colors of the rainbow!
Freight Train by Donald Crews
This darling book (and Caldecott Honoree!) shows a freight train with cars of all colors driving through the day, getting faster and faster until it finally disappears. Beautiful and bright!
Lemons are Not Red by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
I love almost everything Laura Vaccaro Seeger has written, and this book is one of my favorites. On each page, an object is shown, but in the wrong color. When you turn the page, the cutout changes the object to the correct color!
Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert
Each page of this cut-out book reveals a new animal made up of different colored shapes. Fun to look at and fun to touch!
Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton
We are enormous fans of Sandra Boynton in our home and this one, where animals wear various items of clothing in different colors, is a huge hit with my girlies.
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
The mice in this book discover some jars of paint and go a little crazy painting, drawing, and mixing colors!
A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni
A little chameleon is frustrated that all the other animals have their own color and his keeps changing. Finally, he decides to stay on a leaf so he can remain one color. But he hasn’t counted on the fact that leaves might change colors too!
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle
This book is such a classic! I remember reading it as a child and now I love reading it to my daughters, showing them all the different animals and their colors.
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
A mother and her child carefully plant seeds and bulbs so that they can watch the rainbow grow in their garden. Beautiful bold colors!
Egg Carton Color Matching
Paint the inside of each egg carton cup a different color and then let toddlers match various colored items to the right cup (just be sure that if you use small objects, you closely supervise!)
This homemade play dough isn’t just beautiful, it also smells good!
This healthy and beautiful rainbow will delight parents and toddlers!