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BROWN

BROWN COLLAGES
Give your children pieces of brown construction paper or cardboard. Provide them with such materials as brown pictures cut from magazines, brown paper bag and fabric scraps, and short pieces of brown yarn or twine. Invite them to choose the materials they want and glue them onto their brown paper or cardboard pieces to make collages.  
FUZZY BROWN BEARS
Cut bear shapes out of brown construction paper or brown paper bags. Let your children brush glue onto the shapes and sprinkle on one of the materials below for fuzzy fur.
Tiny pieces of brown yarn
Used, dried tea leaves
Used, dried coffee grounds
 
BROWN NUT SORT

Set out a large bowl of mixed unshelled nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, pecans, Brazil nuts, and hazel nuts. On a large piece of cardboard, use a marker to draw five vertical columns. At the top of each column, glue one of the different kinds of nuts from the bowl. Then let your children sort the rest of the nuts by matching them to the nuts on the cardboard and placing them in the appropriate columns.
 
WHAT'S IN THE BROWN BAG
Send each of your children home with a small brown paper bag and a note asking parents to help the child find a brown item to put inside it. At circle time, let each child have a turn giving clues about what's inside his or her bag as the others try to guess the answer. (Have a few brown items on hand for any children who might need them.)

BROWN PICTURE BOOK FUN
Select a picture book that your group likes. Read the book to the children, pausing to show them the illustrations. As they look at each one, ask them to point to and name any brown items they can spot in the picture. Continue as long as interest lasts.
 

BROWN NATURE DISPLAY
Take your group on a walk to collect brown nature items, such as pine cones, twigs, leaves, bark, seeds, nutshells, and dried grasses. Or bring in a variety of brown nature items yourself. Help the children sort the items into like groups on a large square of brown cardboard and glue the items in place. Then label each group of items and display the square in your science corner.
 
ROUND, ROUND WE GO FOR BROWN

Tune: "The Farmer in the Dell"

Oh, toast is colored brown.
Oh, toast is colored brown.
Round, round we go for brown.
Oh, toast is colored brown.

Oh, seeds are colored brown.
Oh, seeds are colored brown.
Round, round we go for brown.
Oh seeds are colored brown.
Liz Ryerson
 
Hold hands with your children and circle round while singing. Continue with more verses about other items that are colored brown.
 
BROWN SNACKS
At snacktime, serve brown foods such as these.
Pretzels
Cereal pieces
Wheat bread spread with peanut butter
Brownies
Cocoa