Shape and Color Book Ideas

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There are LOTS of color and shape picture books out there.  A LOT.  I knew we couldn't possibly read all of them so instead I searched for books we already owned and then did a quick search of our local library.  Most of these books we didn't have a specific goal for - just to read, enjoy and solidify our learning on shapes and colors.  I tried to make sure we read one before activity we completed and we also read several at night before bed.  The one book I did have specific goals for was Mix it Up (not pictured below) but you can read more about how I used that book HERE.


Yellow is my Color Star // Pete the Cat I Love my White Shoes // Planting a Rainbow //Monsters Love Colors // Winnie the Pooh's Colors // The Colors of Mackinac Island // I am a Rainbow // Mouse Paint // Lemons Are Not Red
A few of our favorites that are worth mentioning:

-Pete the Cat - this was our first time reading a Pete the Cat book and we all loved it and read it over and over again.  And then I downloaded the songs from the publisher's website and we've been listening to those on repeat.  

-My girls loved Monsters Love Colors.  It talks about the different colors and mixing colors and they wanted to read this over and over again.

-Mouse Paint was also a hit with the girls even though this non mouse loving mommy had a hard time staring at their red eyes!

-My favorite find was the Mackinac Island book.  We try to buy a new kid's book when we are on the island each year and were excited to find this new one just as we started our color unit.
Shape Space// Pick a Circle, Gather Squares //Shapes, Shapes, Shapes // So Many Circles So Many Squares //Go, Shapes, Go!// Mouse Shapes 
-Pick a Circle, Gather Squares was a good transition from our shape unit to our new fall unit since it is all about finding shapes during the fall.

-Again Mouse Shapes was a favorite with the girls.  Those eyes though!!!

What books do you like to use when you teach colors and shapes?

For more ideas for teaching colors and shapes, click HERE for my Preschool Mini Unit.

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