Nursery Home Learning ‘The Colour Monster’ 18.5.20

I hope that you are all safe and well. A few families have messaged to say their little ones are displaying some interesting behaviours. With a few children getting a little ‘angry’ and having the odd meltdown. As adults we are all feeling this, so it is totally ok for children to feel lots of different emotions too. This week I thought it would be a nice idea to do some activities around the ‘Colour Monster’ and help the children to name their feelings.

One day, ‘Colour Monster’ wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad and scared all at once! To help him, a little girl shows him what each feeling means through colour.

Personal and Social Development

The little girl puts the Colour Monster’s feelings into separate jars. Use the template below to draw things that make you happy/ angry/sad etc.

Practice drawing faces that show different emotions. Can you draw a happy face? Can you draw an angry face?

Use a mirror to see how your facial expression can change to show emotions.

How are you feeling today? Draw or print off a monster to reflect your daily mood. What colour will it be and why?

In this story, yellow refers to happiness, red is for anger and blue is linked to sadness. Do you agree with those colour choices? Why?

Creative Development

How many different colours can you think of?

Can you mix colours? What new colours can you make?

Draw your own picture of the Colour Monster.

Colour the printable monster images (see below). How many different ways can you colour them?

How does music make you feel? Think of different songs/styles of music that make you happy, sad, angry etc.

Make a list of colours and find translations for them in other languages.




If you are looking for extra activities and challenges for your child, please find an optional ‘Morning Resource Pack’ below.


Have a super week and keep smiling!

Best wishes,

Miss O’Connor xx