Let’s learn about the color blue today! To kickstart this post, we are introducing a brand new book titled, Blue Boat. It’s great for preschoolers as well as toddlers. We have gathered up a variety of color blue learning activities and craft ideas to make along with this heroic story about a brave little tugboat.
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About the book, Blue Boat by Kersten Hamilton
for ages 2-5; available in hardcover and as a board book
When a family on a sailing outing gets stuck in a surprise storm, there’s only one boat tough enough to handle the rocking waves and howling winds: Blue Boat! Completing the primary-colored series of books that have won fans across the country, the team behind RED TRUCK and YELLOW COPTER present their third rhyming book about a vehicle who saves the day. – Penguin Random House
This fun story has many different shades and tints of blue that fill the entire pages. The rhyming is fun and sure to be a hit with younger kids who seem to love books about vehicles and the sounds they make. I love that there’s a trio of colored vehicle books for little ones to enjoy!
Fun Color Blue Learning Activities and Crafts
Blue Ocean Themed Activities
Keeping with the ocean theme of the book, this bathtub fishing game incorporates a bit of learning and is the perfect boredom buster for a rainy day.
Ready to go see the new Finding Dory movie? SInce she’s blue, this paper plate Dory visor craft would be fun to make for a blue themed day.
For added learning that also incorporates different shades of blue, check out this awesome ocean zone layers sensory bottle!
Baby Bluebird Crafts
We made these adorable fingerprint bluebirds for Crystal & Co. awhile back and they still make me smile everytime I see them!
If you’re looking for a paint-free activity, these recycled k cup bluebirds are made with tissue paper.
For an even simpler paint-free activity, try making this traced hands and foot bluebird craft.
More Color Blue Ideas
Pre-k Pages shares DIY raindrop suncatchers that build on fine motor skills while being creative.
Why is the sky blue? Fascinating way to incorporate a bit of blue science.
Have you tried painting with blueberries? We did! It goes along with a well-known kids book about blueberries.
Another cute blue character craft idea is this super cute recycled k cup Sulley craft from Monsters Inc.
What color blue learning activities have you done?