Gather a collection of items in a color. We were gifted a collection of Eric Carle animal cards that I often pull from when we start a color study. Libraries often offer a delightful collection of color books. One of our favorites right now however is Pantone's COLORS which is a unique portrait of the shades of colors.
Once the materials are gathered, I display them either on a table, on a shelf, or in baskets in our play space. When our children are interested, we look at the materials together using the color word frequently in our conversations. For example, if we are studying green, as they pull out items I label the items using the word green. Example; "green caterpillar. Green snake" and then we read the color books together. Before we dive in, we look for the color we are studying first. Then read the book as usual. We continue this way as long as they are interested.
- Tiny Tots
Paint chip samples
Pictures of colors
- Go on a color hunt around your house and gather items in the shade you are studying
- Paint with the color
- Mix the base color with white and make new shades