Color Farm
by Lois Ehlert
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Meet the color farm as each page shows you a new animal made of shapes.
Resources for Color Farm:
Full Book Review (English)
Full Book Review (Spanish)
Brief Book Review (English)
Brief Book Review (Spanish)

What animal will the shapes make next?      

Math Connections:

            Shapes                           Geometry 

            Classification                  Counting

            Transforming Shapes

Activities To Do Together:

  • Talk about the names and attributes of different shapes in the book.
  • On a walk around the block find different shapes and talk about what makes each one unique.

  • While reading the book, draw each new shape you see on a piece of paper and talk about them.

Extension Questions:

  1. What other animals could you make out of the shapes in the book?

  2. Are there shapes in the book that look the same? Which ones? What is similar about them and what is different?

  3. What two shapes can be combined to make a different shape? Could you combine two triangles to make a rectangle? How do you know?

Vocabulary for Building Math Concepts:  

circle, diamond, heart, hexagon, octagon, oval, rectangle, square, triangle

California Early Math Project 2020