BLUE : Books + Activities
Happy Blue Day!
If you have been following along with our Week of Preschool Color you know that today is all about the color Blue. Below are some fun ideas for playtime, snack, and more.
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Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
Full of fun animal noises and a wonderful message about kindness this is a great read. 2+
Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff
Baby Bear explores the world and finds colors along the way. The world is a bright beautiful place. 2+
Part of the fun of a color week is finding an item of clothing or two to wear for the day. We decked out in Blue and then snapped some selfies before we headed out for the morning. (Cognitive + Self Help)
Make a Blue Snack
Gather some blue foods and have a blue snack. My kids went to the store with their dad and picked blueberry (SOY)yogurt and blueberries. We ate them mixed together. You can also make a blue smoothie, bake some blueberry muffins, or whatever else you can dream up.
Blue Art Invitation
Create a basket of Blue art materials. My basket included; blue markers, blue colored pencils, blue crayons, blue stampers, blue gummed art tape, and some blue tissue paper. Place this on your art table with some blank paper as an invitation to create. (Fine Motor + Creativity)
Press Here Board Game
This is a great board game to practice creative thinking and visual problem solving. It also happens to be full of bright colors so it was a fun one to pull out this week. You can learn more or order one here.
Shades of Blue Painting
Gather blue and white paint and either a paint tray or cups. Then cover your art space, get paint shirts or smocks, and some paintbrushes and paper. Set the paper to the side and start with just the paint. Pour blue into each cup and then invite your child to add some white to each cup. Go slowly. Use a skewer or spoon to stir the paint and see what shade of blue it makes before you add white to the next cup. When you have an array of blues that your child is happy with pull out the paper.
Blue Sensory Bin
I was inspired by this simple Rainbow Sensory Bin to make one for the color blue. You could easily make one for any of the colors. Gather various items in the color of the day that have different textures and place them in a sensory bin for your child to explore.
Rainbow Journal : Blue Page
Continue the Rainbow journal today that you are using for the entire Preschool Color Week. You can find directions for starting one on our Red Day page. For yellow day, turn to the next blank page and have your preschooler copy the word BLUE. Then have them use the basic of Blue art materials to draw whatever they want on the facing page. (Literacy)
This is the other project that will last you the entire Preschool Color Week. Today add to the Rainbow in the blue space. Gummed Art Tape is hugely popular in our house right now so we added some Blue today. (Creativity + Social Skills)
Blue building materials
Blue art materials
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