Animals, Colors, and Senses, Oh My!

Book Recommendation

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?

Bill Martin Jr.

Use this 30 Minute Lesson plan to imagine how different animals would move!

This classic story includes a diverse cast of characters involving creative combinations of animals and colors.

Prompting Questions:

  • “Students Name, Student’s Name, what do you see?” encourage creative combinations, and ask multiple students to create a rhythm.
  • What other senses can we imagine?
    • what do you hear?
    • what do you taste?
    • Push yourself to come up unique answers!

Related Creative Activities

Kerry James Marshall, Better Homes, Better Gardens, 1994. Acrylic paint and paper collage on canvas. Funds from Polly and Mark Addison, the Alliance for Contemporary Art, Caroline Morgan, and Colorado Contemporary Collectors: Suzanne Farver, Linda and Ken
Creative Practice

Ten Times Two

This close looking game can be used with any visual art object and will provide an opportunity for children to look into the detail of the artwork. This activity will reinforce math skills, build vocabulary and introduce descriptive language.