I love exploring art through picture books. It is easy, engaging and hooks kids into learning. I hope you enjoy looking through the books I have used over the years in either lessons or as an art provocation to help teach children about colors.
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By: Monique Felix
This is a story with pictures only of a curious little mouse who has an adventure with paint. It has some fun mixing colors in a color pallet and creating primary colors as the result!
This book is a great book for exploring shades and hues of colors. I will often put this out as a simple provocation with just a single color and white paint for kids to explore making different variations. Amazingly beautiful art is always a result of this as a provocation.
A Color of His Own
By: Leo Lionni
This is a picture book about animals and their colors. It explores how chameleons can change colors in a fun way that encourages friendships.
White Rabbit’s Color Book
By: Alan Baker
White Rabbit has an adventure mixing primary colours!
By: Bruce McMillan
This book explores a variety of food that grows in many different colors.
Canada in Colours
By: Per-Henrik Gurth
Looking for some Canadian content? This book is great for acknowledging where colors are naturally seen throughout Canada!