This is the last of our color themes. I was going to do white, black, and brown, but he’s picked those up already. Actually, I’m 95.7% sure he knows all of his colors, including pink and tan! Yay!
Color Learning Tip #6
Kids will be able to point out or pick up something purple before saying “purple”. To check for understanding of color learning, give children opportunities to “show what they know” instead of asking them to tell what they know.
Again, with my experiment to try new types of containers, I decided to use an oversized cooking pot. This actually turned out awesome! I kept it in a corner on the kitchen counter, and brought it out when preparing meals or when I still had a few bites left and Matty was all done. He thought it was great, and meal prep went better. I’ve actually been keeping a small bowl of toys on the counter for this exact purpose now.
1. Purple Little Bird. Purple Bird lives in a purple house with purple decorations. Something’s not quite right, so he explores, and discovers many other colors to add to his house.
2. Harold’s ABC. Yes, yes. Harold and his damn purple crayon. I planned on using that book for this theme, but I think my little rascal would have thought he was totally hilarious and colored on the wall. So we used this alphabet book instead. The letters are incorporated into the illustrations, with some common words, c for cake, and odd words, a for attic.
3. Pete the Cat, I Love My White Shoes. We got a Pete the Cat book for Christmas, and Matty loved it. So we got this one for colors. It explores all colors, too, so it’s been out for a few weeks. It’s got a cat, so of course it’s a hit!
1. Blueberry painting. Slightly thaw a small bowl of frozen blueberries. Poke with toothpick. Paint! Matty loved repoking the toothpick (fine motor), and ate the entire bowl of blueberries (the first time he ever ate them!). Great activity.
2. Purple snack. Try raisins and grapes. If you’re more adventurous try eggplant and plums. Even more adventurous? Track down purple carrots!
3. Purple People Eater. This song was on our Halloween mix, which we still listen to…toddlers know no bounds when it comes to holidays.
4. The Regs. Purple playdough, markers, stickers, and crayons.
Has your kid had a “Harold” moment? Aka, coloring on the wall?
Psst. Interested in more color themes? Here’s a color recap: