Rainbow Preschool Unit
"Mama, this is you and this is me and this is a rainbow."
This is my son's description of almost every picture he drew for a month. He has been interested in weather for a long time. We did a whole unit about Weather last Spring that largely centered on thunderstorms and tornadoes. Eventually that interest began to wane, but rainbows have stuck around.
I was hanging yet another rainbow picture on our art wall when inspiration struck.
Our kids have long known their colors. We have practiced color matching, color recognition, and mixing colors. We have read books about colors. We have explored color in our art. The basics of color have been mastered, but that doesn't make color any less appealing or interesting. Whether your child is still learning to name colors or has long ago mastered colors, I hope you will join us.
We are going to have a week of color. A week of bright colors. Color themed books. Color activities. Color art invitations. A week of bright, brilliant, fun colors. Who doesn't need a little of that in the midst of Winter?
WHAT: Daily color themed activities and booklists and outfits
WHERE: Find inspiration for each colored day of the week on the website and share your colored fun on Instagram (#weekofpreschoolcolor)
WHEN: Anytime! We did ours in January of 2016, but you can hop on board anytime you want.
*Gather rainbow colored art supplies. Construction paper, crayons, markers, tape, paint. Whatever you have.
*Also gather, range of rainbow colored foods and food coloring. Rainbow colored blocks and anything else that you can think of in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, or purple.
*Hunt through closets for at least one item of clothing for each day
*Gather books about colors. I'll be sharing my favorites, but I hope you will too!
*Check here daily for inspiration. Plan to celebrate one color per day and a rainbow celebration on Sunday
*Share your Color activities via social media.
On Instagram, you can share with #weekofpreschoolcolor and tag me @ebuhr
On Twitter, #weekofpreschoolcolor and tag me @bambinitravel
On Facebook, mention me @bambinitravel or add to my Facebook Page and I will share some of them!
Blocks or Duplos
ROYGBV Colored Clothes
affiliate links are included
Amazon links to some supplies to get you started:
*Some Rainbow themed books for your collection
*My favorite company for art supplies
*I love this Rainbow Stacker
*Prisms for scientific inquiry
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