My Little Book of Spring Colors Mini Book Post Preview: With this Spring Colors Mini Book, children can work on color recognition, simple reading, and following directions. Kids can color pictures based on the sentences in this Spring-themed mini book.
I love making mini books with kids! The kids usually love making them as well. I think there’s something about having this complete little creation all connected with a few staples. There’s just something fun about it.
I know that it’s not like a regular picture book they might grab off the bookshelf. However, it is a special book for many kids. It is one they colored or wrote in, as well as one they can work on reading. That’s big stuff for little ones, especially for newer readers.
Because of my love mini books, I’m offering up yet another free mini book printable. Just like my other color mini books that I previously added to the site – My Little Book of Fall Colors and My Little Book of Holiday Colors – today’s mini book is seasonally appropriate. This time it’s the My Little Book of Spring Colors Mini Book!
Even better, this printable My Little Book of Spring Colors Mini Book is free!
Note: The My Little Book of Spring Colors Mini Book download is available much farther down in the post, so be sure to scroll all the way down to get it.
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My Little Book of Spring Colors Mini Book Printable
This printable mini book for kids focuses on following directions, color recognition, and simple repetitive reading. The 10-page booklet has super cute pictures for kids to color or paint, as they follow along with the directions on the page to know what colors to use.
There are lots of ways for kids to be creative with this Spring mini book beyond grabbing a box of crayons and working on it. (Though, honestly – I think some Crayolas are pretty fun too.)
Some options for coloring each page:
Give children the option to paint the pictures instead of coloring with crayons.
Yes, it will add more mess and a little more prep work, but painting mixes things up a bit. Plus it uses their fine motor skills in a different way.
Not everything on the page has to be colored based on the directions.
For example, on the page for green, it only mentions that the frog is green. There is also an umbrella on the page, and that can be colored as creatively as children want.
The cover doesn’t have specific directions on what colors should be used.
There are no directions for colors on the cover. Sure – it’s a rainbow. But, it’s a small rainbow, so you’ll just pick four colors for the rainbow.
Remind kids that they can use multiple shades of the same color.
If children are mostly using an eight-count box of crayons, this might be a little more difficult. However, if they have access to a lot of shades of the same colors, they can get a little more creative in what each color means.
For example, the umbrella they color in doesn’t have to be just one shade of orange just because the umbrella is orange. Maybe the sections are a repeating pattern of two shades of orange and the handle is a third shade of orange.
What’s included in the Spring Colors Mini Book Printable?
The free printable packet is a seven page download. It includes:
- Packet cover
- Spring Colors Mini Book – this includes five full sheet pages to make a 10 page mini book
Each page of the mini book features a picture that kids will color based on the text on the page. For example, one page has the text, “The rain is blue.”
The text on each page is predictable because of the repetitive nature of the booklet. This is good for pre-readers and those learning to read individual words and sentences.
Pictures included in the booklet:
- Rainbow (on the cover)
- Cloud with Rain
- Frog in an Overturned Umbrella
- Watering Can
How to Assemble Your Mini Book
While I put coloring the pages in as number three in the directions, you can also opt to do numbers four and five after number 2. Then, the third item could actually come last. It all depends on if you want to have your students color in an assembled book or to color on individual pages. Your choice!
Okay, but here is one option:
1. Print out your booklet pages on white paper. These are pages 3 – 7 of the packet that you will download.
2. Cut out the pages on all of the outside lines. The outside lines are the darker lines on the page.
3. Students should color all of the pictures according to the text on each page. As already discussed, both the cover and the final page can be colored any colors the student desires.
4. Assemble the pages with the cover on top. The individual pages are not numbered, so the order for the rest of the pages is not important. However, if you plan to read the story as a class, then make sure that all of the pages are in the same order for all students.
5. Staple the booklet together on the left side of the page where a spine for the book is indicated on the pages.
Spring Extension Activities
You can keep scrolling to get to the My Spring Colors Mini Book, if you’d like. However, if you’d like some ideas for other Spring activities, you might like some of these!
If your children or students love to color, they might also love this free butterfly coloring page, which is perfect for spring!
I love these ideas from Homeschool Preschool for 50+ Spring Craft Ideas for Kids. So many great crafts!
I don’t know what it is about wooden shapes, but in my experience, kids love to color or paint on them. A set of sweet butterfly magnets that they are free to decorate how they wish is such a fun and creative activity for kids! Here are some pretty wooden butterfly magnets.
You can get out and active with the kids with this set of two free Nature Scavenger Hunt Printables. They are even perfect for right now while we’re needing to physically distance (aka social distancing).
The Spring Colors Mini Book printable is free for personal or classroom use, exclusively for Real Life at Home email subscribers. (It is also available without subscribing. See details in the next section.)
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