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Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts
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Te Tuhi pre-visit lesson 3
During this lesson we will be exploring…
In the last lesson we learnt
that colour can
Colour can be seen in many things, but how can colour help us learn new words?
Let’s explore 5 colours and what words they make us think of…
Can we think of anything else that is the colour White?
What kinds of things are the colour White?
Let’s explore another colour to
Clouds in the sky are white
Paper can be white
Paint, pastel and colour pencil can be white
Chocolate can be white
PVA Glue is white
A polar bear is white
Snow on a mountain is white
What kinds of things are the colour Red?
Let’s explore another colour to think about…
Strawberries are red
Starfish can be red
Fire can remind us of red
Fire engines are red
Buildings can be red
A ladybug’s body is red
Chillies are sometimes red
Let’s choose a new colour…
What kinds of things are the colour Yellow?
Lemons are yellow
Sunflowers are yellow
Cars such as taxis are yellow
Bananas are yellow
Snakes have yellow skin
Feeling happy makes me think of the colour Yellow
Ducklings have yellow feathers
What kinds of things are the colour Blue?
Let’s explore one last colour…
Butterflies can be blue
The sky is blue
Feeling cold makes me think of the colour Blue
Blueberries are blue
Mountain Bluebird have blue feathers
The ocean can remind us of the colour Blue
The flag of Greece has blue
What kinds of things are the colour Brown?
Let’s have a look at the 5 colours we have just explored…
Chocolate is brown
A tree branch is brown
The outside of a coconut is brown
Grizzly bears have brown fur
Pacific Island bark cloth has brown
Peanuts or peanut butter may make us think of the colour Brown
Skin colour may remind us of the colour Brown
White, Red, Yellow, Brown and Blue.
As a class, see how many words you can think of that remind you of the last 5colours…
We now can see that colour can make us think of certain things like food,animals,people and natural environments.
By thinking this way we can see how colour can make us think about certain things and certain words…
Flag of Greece
“On a sunny day my little brother and I bought two cold drinks…”
Here is one way of telling a story…
We know that Cuisenaire rods have different colours, but did you know they can help tell a story?
“My brother had a coloursstrawberry flavoured drink and I had an orange juice”
“We both found a largetree and decided to sit under it drinking our
“We both spent the day enjoying our drink under the shade of the
tree. The end”
Telling stories using Cuisenaire rods can be a great way to learn new words
and even learn a new language
Others may want to learn because language is important to their own culture
People may want to learn a new language because they are interested in a
Some of the languages taught using Cuisenaire rods include…
Both children and adults may learn a new language for different reasons…
Te reo Maori
Pacific Island languages
And many other different
As we have seen, colour can help usthink about words
So what have we learnt so far? colours
During your trip you will visit the very tall and colourful sculpture called “Ataarangi II” by NZ artist Michael Parekowhai.
Keep an eye out for it when you arrive at Te Tuhi
We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about colour over the last few lessons…
End of lesson