A Color Of His Own Activities

The story “A Color of His Own” by Leo Lionni has a great message about loving yourself just the way you are. I love to read this story in the spring when we discuss different animal groups in science and we are learning about amphibians. A Color of His Own activities including several comprehension strategies that you can use and differentiate for all your learners. There are also writing, word work activities as well as a few fun math games too. Students will have fun completing the chameleon craft.  I have also included 2 letters per page to make a fun bulletin board display.


A Color Of His Own activities included:

Reading Strategies

  • Predicting 2 options
  • Characters and Setting
  • Main Idea and Details 2 options
  • Sequencing 9 cards cut & paste Beginning, Middle, & End 3 options
  • Text Connections 2 options
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Fiction or Nonfiction
  • Story Mapping
  • Character Analysis 2 options
  • My Opinion
  • Question & Answer
  • Key Events
  • Cause and Effect cut and paste
  • Features of Fiction
  • Problem
  • Solution
  • Problem & Solution 3 options
  • Check for Understanding 2 options
  • Point of View
  • Character Change
  • Message
  • Character Feeling
  • Inference

Word Work

  • ABC Order
  • Making Words “click clack peep”
  • Syllables
  • Word Search
  • Word Scramble
  • Colorful Posters
  • 6 questions cards
  • Main idea
  • Details/sequencing cards
  • Characters
  • Setting
  • Problem
  • Solution
  • Message


  • Chameleon Colors color three and fill in the blank
  • Retell Prewriting & Writing
  • Opinion Prewriting & Writing
  • Design your own chameleon Class Book Cover and page insert


  • Tally & Graph
  • Roll 3 and add Bingo
  • Roll add 10 Bingo
  • Roll and Move Board Game

Chameleon Craft

Letters ”A Color of His Own”

©Megan Mitchell