Orange juice and goldfish crackers. It’s theme heaven!
Color Learning Tip #5
You can never provide enough examples of colors. Kids need to learn that orange has no shape and no size, but may come in different hues. The only way for them to build this knowledge is by exploring various examples–inside, outside, through taste, and seeing how colors are used everyday.
I wanted to “practice what I preach” so I set up a couple of sensory boxes in containers other than the norm. This was a bulk wipes box, and it was lots of fun and a nice change of pace. This box was awesome because Matty could stick his entire arm in the beans (the fun part), and I was able to put this in a different room which was a like having a brand new toy!
- dried beans
- sea horse rattle
- octopus squirter
- Mega Blok (for dropping beans into…plink plink!)
- ball pit balls
- letter links
- measuring cup for scooping
- flashcard (never too early for environmental print!)
Total Cost: $3.88 for beans
1. The Big Orange Splot. OMG. I remember this book from second grade. I saw it at the library and had a moment. I remember the teacher reading it, I remember the name of the character, and I remember the activities–design your dream house. I remember what mine looked like. Crazy. Anywho. Fun book!
2. Orange Pear Apple Bear. Such a cute book. The whole book is made up of those four words (orange, pear, apple, bear, plus “and”). Each page is different combination. First, orange, with a picture of an orange. Later an orange bear. Simple and effective. Loved it.
3. Colors. Grandma bought this book for Matty waaay back, and it’s always been a hit. Each color has a fold-out page with pictures of common objects.
1. Cones. We have these. I called out a color and Matty ran to that color. Or hopped like a bunny. Or marched. A great way to reinforce other colors, too. Beautiful 75 degree weather optional. 🙂
2. Homemade orange juice.
3. Or store-bought juice in a special cup.
4. Orange Snack. Goldfish crackers or Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies and Cuties.
5. The Regulars. Orange markers, crayons, playdough, stickers and stampers.
Anybody else remember a random book or activity from elementary school? What was your favorite school activity? (recess and lunch don’t count!)