There are millions and millions of things that are blue. Blue things can be found everywhere, from paint on the walls to the sky above you. When working with kids, however, we want to focus on major things in their everyday lives that are blue.
What are some things associated with blue?
Many things that are blue in the world we live in. While we know many of the names, we are still unaware of much more that are blue and look captivating. This is because, very few flowers, animals or plants are completely blue and most of the blue things that we know as blue are actually manufactured things like blue jackets, blue bottles or blue paint.
I love this video, especially for kids learning their colors.
Blue things for kids learning colors
In addition to the video above, for teaching kids the color blue, I love the video listed below.
A list of things that are blue
Below is the list of things that are always blue without any artificial coloring.
Writers and poets have described sea as a deep blue sea or a vast sea. Blue color is synonymous with the sea. No wonder, there are countless beachside resorts and hotels with the name ‘BlueSea’ all over the world.
People say that sky is blue and it looks picturesque when white clouds float in the backdrop of a blue sky. However, it an altogether another fact that it is because the color blue travels in short waves, it is scattered more by the air molecules on our earth and the sky appears blue.
Blue orchids are rare to find as their natural habitat in the tropical rain forests is on the verge of destruction due to deforestation. However, now these are cultivated in a nursery environment and offer a great sight as a cut flower in wedding decorations.
Blue Crab is in plenty in the western Atlantic Ocean as well as in the Gulf of Mexico. It lost its color when cooked, and turns red. However, its meat is sweet and tender because of which it is of commercial importance in the United States of America. Blue crab eats small fishes, snails, plants and even small crabs.
Very few people have blue eyes. Researchers believe that people with blue eyes may have a common ancestor. Blue eyes are also more vulnerable to get affect by UV rays. Some of the celebrities with beautiful blue eyes are Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, Tom Cruise, Carla Paneka, Elizabeth Hurley, and more.
Blue Millipede is native to Mexico and lives in the high altitude forests. In contrast to its good looks is actually extremely deadly. It can be 5 inches in length and has antennas to navigate the surroundings. A blue millipede has actually no eyes, but does not fall an easy prey to its predators.
Blue Rose does not grow naturally. It is a result of dyeing or by genetic engineering. It has a mention in many literary works and has cultural significance. It is associated with royalty.
Blue Bug is metallic blue in color. A giant sculpture of this bug has become a popular landmark in New England. It is at the top of the New England Pest Control Building.
Blue Jay is a beautiful bird native to North America. Noisy and aggressive, it lives close to the residential areas and in deciduous as well as coniferous forests.
Blue Sapphire is a stunning gem. It has significance in the Hindu Vedic astrology as it represents the planet Saturn and brings prosperity. It is in mild blue to dark blue in color.
Blue Dragon Fly is widely found in the United States of America and Canada. It lay eggs in an aquatic vegetation and are found in abundance in ponds or lakes.
Eastern Blue Bird
Blue Eastern Bird is common in the Gulf States, Arizona, and Southern Canada. It is small and is easy to spot in orchards, farmlands or woodlands. It survives on wild fruits and small insects.
Flag of Quebec
Flag of Quebec is the civil and state flag of the Government of Quebec. It is known as Fleurdelisé. It has a striking similarity in terms of its design with the official flag of Martinique. Quebec is small province in Canada but with a large population of French speaking people.
Humpback Whale is a magnificent whale measuring 32 ft to more than 50 ft in length. It is on the verge of extinction due to excessive hunting. The whale only feeds in the summer season and lives on its fat reserves during the winter.
Neptune is the densest planet that is located far away from the earth. Although it looks very small from a telescope, its mass is 17 times more than our earth. It has many moons of which Triton is the largest one. It is named after a Roman God.
Regal Blue Tang
Regal Blue Tang is a popular aquarium fish found all over the world. It is common in coral reefs and coastal water. It has a striking yellow tail and looks very beautiful. Also known as the Palette Surgeonfish, Regal Blue Tang was a famous animation character in the blockbuster movie ‘Finding Dory’. It has a sharp spine with toxin to protect itself from its predators.
Robin Eggs are blue in color and are of a migratory songbird ‘Robin’. Its main predators are snakes, blue jays, squirrels, and crows. These eggs are widely used in preparing delicious cakes.
Found in the deep waters of the tropical and temperate oceans, this whale has a slender body. Blue Shark has a preference of cold water and is a fast swimmer. Their numbers are dwindling fast because human kills them for extracting their liver oil and their skin.
Uranus is a planet of our solar system and is massive in its size. It is very cold and windy. It got its name from the Greek God ‘Ouranos’. It takes 84 years to complete one revolution around the sun. The chemical uranium has derived its name from this planet.
Blue Jellyfish is particularly common in the Pacific Ocean around Japan. It has long tentacles with the help of which they sting severely. Last year, people found billions of blue jellyfishes on the beaches in America in a mysterious way.
This is an additional full moon. It is not completely blue in its color. There is a popular phrase “Once in a blue moon’, which has found a mention in the literature. It looks very beautiful.
Blue Snake is highly poisonous with its habitat in the forests of the Indian sub-continent. While it is sluggish during the day, it becomes very active during the night and primarily feeds on other snakes and frogs. Most snake bites in India are due to this blue snake.
Blueberries are one of the most powerful sources of antioxidants in this world. These are very popular in the US. They are only next to the strawberries in consumption. They are a good source of vitamin and potassium. Sweet in taste, these berries are grown widely in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, China, and in some Mediterranean European countries.
Located at the third place from the sun, the earth is a blue planet that looks blue from the space because of its vast water bodies that cover most of its surface. It is habitable unlike other known planets in the universe and is our home in the solar system.
Now, an endangered species, Hyacinth Macaw is a parrot that grows up to 40 inches in length and is native to America. It makes its nest in tree holes. Hyacinth Macaw is very messy while eating and mostly drop the seeds while carrying the same over a distance to eat. It plays a vital role in seed dispersal.
Morpho Butterfly is stunningly beautiful and has hue of green or black on its wings. Due to its attractive color, people catch Morpho butterfly for displays, gift items, and to decorate ceremonial masks. It is widely found in the United States of America.
Peacock is a magnificent bird with a long tail. It is the national bird of India and has a widespread mention in scriptures, poems, and stories. It is considered sacred to Hindus and is closely associated with many Hindu Gods like Lord Krishna, Lord Kartika, and more. It dances gracefully by spreading all the feathers.
Poison Dart Frog
Poison Dart Frog looks bright and appealing, but is highly toxic. Mostly found in the rain forests in America, this frog has enough poison to kill more than twenty men. In the recent times, its poison is in use for the medicinal purpose.
Seahorse is a small marine fish. Its mouth resembles like a horse. However, it is not essentially blue in color. Seahorse is a poor swimmer and has no scales. Estuaries and coral reefs have such sea horses in abundance.
Jeans are a type of pants that are mostly blue in color. Although, black jeans are also now common, the charisma of blue jeans has not faded at all. It is very popular all over the world, but most in America, the country of its origin. Teenagers especially like the distressed or torn jeans.
Things That Are Blue – Coloring Sheets
Kids love to paint and draw pictures that fascinate them or arouse a curiosity. Here, we are presenting a collection of coloring sheets for all the things that are blue. In a kindergarten, these sheets could play a good role in helping toddlers to know about things that are blue, and in helping teachers to let the toddlers unleash their inner creative talent. Such sheets are an excellent educational tool and if kids are encouraged, coloring can become a favorite pastime, which is simply great! The coloring activity boost coordination between their eyes and hands as they have to pick the right color, sharpen it (if necessary) and use it at the right place to color a picture properly. It also teaches them to have the patience to get the desired results. These coloring sheets are thus a great tool for teachers to teach kids the value of patience.
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Blue color activities For kindergarten
Make a blueberry pie: cut small pie shapes out of tan construction paper. Cut small blue holes with a hole punch out of dark blue paper. Let the children spread glue on their pies and add the blueberries.
Draw a fish neatly on a paper and keep it aside. Now, pour some blue paint in a tray and keep aside some bottle tops as stamps to create scales of fish by dipping them in the tray. Ask children to do it one by one. They will experience joy while doing this blue color activity.
Other colorful things (plus, a guide to help kids learn colors)