Fun Ideas for Learning About and Playing With Colors

Colors are one of the basic building blocks of learning. Knowing your colors is the first scientific discovery that most children make. For that reason, we like to make learning about colors as fun and playful as possible.
Learning About and Playing With Colors from Suzy Homeschooler

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One of the first things we think of when we think of colors is the rainbow, your children can make their own rainbow with a bit of contact paper and some fabric or paper scraps.

If your child isn’t old enough to make something themselves then perhaps you’d like to make a toy for them. Babies and toddlers alike would love a rainbow ball drop or rainbow fabric scrap toy (no sew). Children of walking and running ages would appreciate their own homemade rainbow ribbon dancers.

If you’re a fan of sensory bins, then you’ll love these mini color sensory boxes.

We firmly believe that children should spend as much time outside as possible. In order to facilitate outdoor learning, you might want to consider adding a bit of color to your outdoor play area.

Don’t forget to get those kids up and moving too, with some gross motor color learning activities.

After all that running around they’ll probably be hungry so be sure to plan a rainbow themed snack for them.

If you’re looking for something a bit more in depth for the older preschooler or kindergartner then maybe these 6 box lessons for rainbow theme week might fit the bill.

Once they’ve got color recognition down pat, make sure to teach them the science behind color mixing, and how various shades of colors are created.

 

* This post is part of short series of round-ups we are doing to highlight our older posts which you may have missed out on reading before.
There is much work happening behind the scenes at the moment and we hope you’ll stay tuned for our exciting original series of posts, The ABC’s of Raising Well-Rounded Geeklings, starting next week. Thank you for reading! *

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