Thursday, August 29, 2013

Playschool: Rainbow of Colors!

Our Playschool Theme this week was~ "Rainbow of Colors!"
So, we explored colors this week!

These were the read aloud books:

CRAFT: Marble Painting

For this craft I just put tempera paint in little cups.  Then, drop the marble in the cup of the color they want.  Then, I dropped the marble onto their paper on their tray.  They would roll it back and forth until the surface of the marble is clear again.  Then, plop it into another cup of paint.... etc...
I use trash bags as "smocks"  Just cut a hole for their head and arms on the bottom of the trash bag.  With these little guys I use a cloths pin to tighten the bag around their neck/shoulders if needed.
Great activity!  Especially for all those little toddlers who hate to get their fingers dirty. :)

Pom Pom Drop Activity:
I saved up paper towel rolls.  Painted them.  Then used clear packing tape to attach them to a half poster.
They sell a bag of these primary color pom poms at Dollar Tree.  And the little blue buckets are from their too....2/$1.00.  Great activity to practice colors!

Skittle Snack & Sort:
You can find this printable on this website.
My printer was running low on black ink so I uploaded the pic in Paint and added color so I could print these off.
I put the pages in these page protectors.  Had them sort their skittles first, then they ate them!

Our snack was Rainbows! (skittles and marshmallows)

NO MESS Fingerpainting!:
Found this activity via Pinterest!
So fun!
Just gotta watch those fingernails to make sure they don't rip the bag! ;)

Rainbow Craft:
For this craft you will need:
- paper plates
- Cotton balls
- watercolors

So, you just cut the plate in half.  I wrote "R for Rainbow" on them.
Let the kids watercolor them.
Then, we glued the clouds on.  
Kids loved it!

Other Activities:
- Put color strips of paper wristbands on the kids.  During circle time, "Jump 2x if you have red."  "Touch your toes if you have yellow" etc...
- Get these color paddles from Oriental Trading.  Show them the new colors.  Or do the above activity but they have a paddle of the color instead of the wristband.
- Get a Twister Game and have them jump to the color dot you call out

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