Here are several A Color of His Own activities and crafts that go along with this classic book.
We just love the book A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni! (affiliate links) It is a beautiful picture book with a wonderful message for young children. This book is about a lonely chameleon who doesn’t have a color of his own because he changes everywhere he goes. So he decides to stay one color by sitting on the greenest leaf. That leaf changes color too. At the end of the story, the little chameleon learns a great lesson. That it is more important to have a good friend than to have a color of his own.
Activities and Crafts
A Color of His Own Printable Matching Activity from The Activity Mom
This is a fun way to practice matching and can be used to retell this great story.
A Color of His Own Pipe Cleaner Craft from Lines Across
This craft requires developed fine motor skills. A teacher can also make them ahead of time and use them as a story token.
A Color of His Own Changing Chameleon Paper Plate Craft from Tippytoe Crafts
I think it looks beautiful with water colors.
A Color of His Own Color Changing Activity from Pieces by Polly (So CLEVER!)
Trace the chameleon with permanent marker onto wax paper. Watch and observe as the chameleons change color depending where he goes.
A Color of His Own Printable Color Words from Green Bean Kindergarten
This is a great way for early readers to work on reading color words.
A Color of His Own Printable Unit from 1+1+1=1
This unit for kindergarten students comes with a set of lesson plans and can be used for literacy centers or extension activities. It can be used when teaching students shapes, numbers, number lines, and vocabulary words. Comprehension questions are included as well as reading and matching different animals.
A Color of His Own Color Wheel Activity from Joyfully Weary
Clip the different colored chameleon shape to its matching color. A great activity for early finishers.
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Adventures in Tot Schooling | A Color of His Own
Saturday 9th of May 2015
[…] beautifully illustrated book, A Color of His Own. I found a lot of inspiration for activities on The Activity Mom’s blog, but we also added in a few activities of our own. Our kinetic sand continued to be a huge hit this […]
Tuesday 24th of March 2015
Thanks for including our activity. This is on my list to read to my younger children this spring. I'm excited to try out a few of these other ideas. Especially the wax paper chameleon - so simple yet so brilliant!