Watch Together: “Spicy Hot Colors” #3 (BTL show)

  • color circles (blue, red, yellow)
  • Spicy Hot Colors (book)
  • color
  • dark
  • light
  • shade

MA Standards:

Speaking and Listening/SL.PK.MA.2: Recall information for short periods of time and retell, act out, or represent information from a text read aloud, a recording, or a video (e.g., watch a video about birds and their habitats and make drawings or constructions of birds and their nests).

Head Start Outcomes:

Language Development/Receptive Language: Attends to language during conversations, songs, stories, or other learning experiences.
Language Development/Expressive Language: Uses language to express ideas and needs.

PreK Learning Guidelines:

English Language Arts/Language 2: Participate actively in discussions, listen to the ideas of others, and ask and answer relevant questions.

Watch Together: “Spicy Hot Colors” #3 (BTL show)

STEM Key Concepts: There are many different colors; A color can have many different shades (from very light to very dark)

ELA Focus Skills: Active Listening, Recall and Retell, Vocabulary

Before You Watch
Tell children that they are going to watch the video Between the Lions “Spicy Hot Colors” again. Provide a viewing focus by having children notice the red, yellow, and blue items in the illustrations. Display the color circles so children can have a visual reference to the colors they are targeting. 

Display the book Spicy Hot Colors by Sherry Shahan and encourage children to use it as a reference if needed. Discuss what children recall from viewing the show last week. Ask children to think of and name an object from the show. Ask, 

  • Can you describe the color of that object? Encourage children to use the color vocabulary words (e.g., darklight, shade) in their descriptions.
  • Have Spanish-speaking children describe their object using Spanish color words first, followed by English color words. Have all children repeat the words.

As You Watch
Divide children into three groups. Have one group raise their hands when they see a red object. Another group raises on yellow. And the third group raises on blue objects. 

  • Pause a few times while reading to discuss the objects of the color being discussed.

After You Watch

  • Have children name something from the video that is red, yellow, or blue. Encourage children to include sound effects as they talk about the item.
  • Help children connect to the story by asking them to share something from their home that is the same color being discussed.

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