I came up with this felt board activity based on the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. It follows the same rhythm but uses colors and images from the holiday season.
Skills: Color recognition, language development
Prep: Medium (drawing/decorating the pieces did take some time, but if you use solid pieces of felt it goes much quicker)
White Snowman, White Snowman, what do you see?
I see a green tree looking at me.
Green Tree, Green Tree, what do you see?
I see a red hat looking at me.
Red Hat, Red Hat, what do you see?
I see a blue present looking at me.
Blue Present, Blue Present, what do you see?
I see a yellow star looking at me.
Yellow Star, Yellow Star, what do you see?
I see a purple stocking looking at me.
Purple Stocking, Purple Stocking, what do you see?
I see a brown reindeer looking at me.
Brown Reindeer, Brown Reindeer, what do you see?
I see an orange light looking at me.
Orange Light, Orange Light, what do you see?
I see _(Child’s Name)_ looking at me.
_(Child’s Name)_, _(Child’s Name)_, what do you see?
I see a white snowman, a green tree, a red hat, a blue present, a yellow star, a purple stocking, a brown reindeer, and an orange light looking at me.
Like most of our felt board activities, the first time we did this, I recited the poem and placed the pieces on the board. When we went through it a second time, I tried to get the girls to say it with me as we pulled out pieces and put them on the board.
Ed drew the images for me, which I have included below. You can cut silhouettes from colored felt or draw/trace images on pellon to color in with oil pastel crayons.