Colour Story

The Colour Blue

One day Oyu came bounding over to Moyu in an even more excited manner than usual. “I just received a present of colourful crayons. Let’s draw something together!”

Moyu looked on in fascination as Oyu took what looked like a stick and drew a big colourful line across a piece of paper. Moyu grabbed the paper and held it up in front of his eyes. “It looks just like you have captured a strip of sky!” Moyu exclaimed.
The Colour Blue

The Colour Blue

“That is because the crayon is blue, and so is the sky. Blue is the colour of the sky!” Said Oyu.

Moyu had never thought about how all the things in the world were made up of colours. He realized that the sky was not the only blue thing that he saw on his adventures with Oyu.

Off they galloped together, with Moyu tracing a rich blue line along the dusty rocks as they went.
“Blue is the colour of the rare blue frogs!” Moyu shouted.
“Ribbit! Ribbit!” Said Oyu.
“Blue is the colour of the big blue whale!”
Oyu made a P-SSSSHHH noise and mimed a great spouting geyser as they ran.
“Blue is the colour of wobbly blue jellyfish!”
“Wobble, wobble,” gurgled Oyu happily.

What other blue animals and objects might Oyu and Moyu have thought of as they ran? See if you can come up with some funny actions and noises to accompany those!
The Colour Blue

The Colour Blue

Soon, Oyu and Moyu reached the fertile banks of a great lake. Brightly coloured forget-me-nots and lavender brushed softly against their legs as they slowed to a walk.
“So, did somebody paint all these flowers,” asked Moyu, “with a blue crayon like this?”
Suddenly a booming deep voice rang out, making them jump. “No! All these colours exist already in nature!”
It was their friend, the little lost pirate who lived on the lake. Moyu noticed that even the stripes on his stripey top were blue.
“That’s amazing,” said Oyu and Moyu together.
“The world is amazing, yes,” said the pirate. “In ways that we often don’t notice straightaway.”
“I have a question, Mister Pirate,” said Oyu. “Why are my crayons only blue, yellow and red?” She started jumping up and down with longing. “I wish I could draw the green of the grass!”

“Or the brown of the mud?” Said Moyu. Oyu and the pirate looked over at Moyu. All of Oyu’s jumping had splashed mud all over Moyu! They all started laughing.
The Colour Blue

The Colour Blue

“Oh but you can make ALL of those colours, with just the three crayons that you have,” the Pirate said. Oyu and Moyu did not understand. “You see,” the Pirate continued, “blue, yellow and red are the Primary Colours. All of the other colours you can see can be made by just mixing them together!”

Oyu took the blue crayon and the yellow crayon and mixed them together. Sure enough the green of the grass appeared before her eyes! Oyu and Moyu looked at each other – they couldn’t believe it! Moyu took the red crayon and started drawing over the green… Sure enough a muddy-coloured brown appeared.

It seemed like magic - the magic of nature and the world around them! Now that it all made sense to them, they could not wait to explore all the colours of the world with their three magic crayons.

How many colours can you create? With the help of an adult, perhaps you can find some nice bright paints and get colour-mixing. Try to make your pages as colourful as the world around you!
The Colour Blue

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