Charting Favorite Colors

Charting Favorite Colors lesson plan

  • 1.

    Urge children to find their favorite colors (clothes, books, toys). When this project is done with children ages 3 and younger, the adult cuts out the crayon picture. Close adult supervision is required to ensure safety.

  • 2.

    Integrate math, art, and literacy while captivating children's interest in their favorite colors. Prepare a bar chart with children to tally their choices.

  • 3.

    Help children interpret number concepts with Favorite Color bar chart. Count choices. Ask questions: ;Which color was chosen most often? How do you know? Can you find any colors chosen by the same number of children? How many different colors are there?;

  • 4.

    Choose your favorite Crayola® Crayon color. On white paper, draw a crayon with this color.

  • 5.

    Look on the crayon's paper wrapper to see how to spell the color name. Write the color name on the crayon picture, and decorate it.

  • 6.

    If you are age 4 or older, cut out your crayon with Crayola® Scissors. An adult cuts for younger children. Write your name on the back.

  • 7.

    With a Crayola® Glue Stick, attach your paper crayon to the Favorite Color chart.


  • Asking Questions
  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Reading Pictures
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
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  • Social & Emotional: Making Friends
  • Thinking: Creating
  • Thinking: Understanding Concepts