Wednesday, February 20, 2013

6 Ways to Learn & Play With Colors

Toddlers love exploring colors through hands on active activities. For awhile my daughter called every object green, even if it was pink or red... but now she's starting to correctly identify colors as we spend more and more time learning and playing with colors.  

I don't do drill and kill exercises with flashcards to teach color names. Instead we play games and do art projects that give us natural opportunities to identify colors and practice saying their names.

Today I am sharing six of our favorite ways to learn and play with colors. Click on the links below to go read more details about each activity.

Sidewalk Simon

Car'd Game

Jelly Bean Sorting

Colorful Counting

Paint Strip Color Matching

Color Wheel Hunt

In addition to learning about colors through play, we also love to read books about colors! Here are a few of our favorite books that teach about colors. Click on the links to read more about each book.

Freight Train Big Book by Donald Crews

Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

How else do you learn about colors in your home or classroom? Do you have any other fun recommendations for books that teach colors?

1 comment:

  1. Freight Train is always a favorite color book, and we also love Blue Hat, Green Hat (funny book!)


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