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Yellow Ball by Molly Bang tells the story of a ball that is played with by friends, gets lost at sea, and is finally found and taken home.
Though the text of the book is simple, the illustrations are rich, and the learning opportunities are, too. The Yellow Ball lapbook has been designed especially for a young preschool student.
Yellow Ball Lapbook Activities
Positional words, the color yellow, the letter Y, and counting–lots of lessons for your preschooler are found within the Yellow Ball lapbook.
Catch and Throw
This lapbook activity will let your young student manipulate the baseball. Your preschooler can have fun “catching” and “throwing” the ball.
Positional Words (Simple Option)
This includes two more interactive activities for your student’s lapbook. Your student can practice the words above and below as well as high and low. If you have hook and loop dots, your student can review these activities over and over again.
Positional Word (Advanced Option)
This option involves coloring and cutting. It also includes positional word sentences for your students to act out as your read them. Your student can manipulate the yellow ball in order to put it “beside the bucket” or “below the sun.” Four additional positional words are included for practice.
The Letter Y Cards & Pocket
Introduce or review the letter Y and the sound it makes. The cards for this lapbook component include: yak, yam, yellow yarn, and yo-yo. A pocket for storage is also provided.
Counting Beach Balls Shutterflap Book
Use this mini-book to count and record the number of beach balls found in the illustrations at the beginning of the book.
What Is Yellow? Mini-book
This book is the perfect springboard for a discussion of the color yellow! This mini-book includes pages for various yellow objects: ball, butter, lemon, sun, banana, and daffodil.
What Is Round? Shutterflap Book
This book also provides an opportunity to look at the circle shape. What things are round? Look around your house and find circles. Look through the illustrations of the story; does your student see any circles?
Additional Ideas for Your Week with Yellow Ball
Get a yellow ball for your student this week. Practice catching, throwing, dribbling, and other gross motor skills.
If you can’t find a yellow ball, you could get a yellow balloon and use it for tossing and catching.
Yellow Ball Cookies
Let your student help you make cookies.
Cut out sugar cookies in the shape of a circle. Frost them with yellow frosting. Call them your “yellow ball” cookies.
How to Get Started with the Yellow Ball Lapbook
Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Yellow Ball lapbook.
- Buy a copy of the book, Yellow Ball, or grab one from your local library.
- Choose and prepare the Yellow Ball printables you want to use with your student.
- Enjoy a week of book based learning with your preschool student.
Download Your Yellow Ball Lapbook
Simply click on the image below to grab your free copy of the Yellow Ball lapbook.
More Resources to Teach Colors
After your week with the Yellow Ball, your student is sure to know the color yellow. Try some of our other lapbooks and printables to help your student learn other colors: