This week we began our new unit on colors! Color is one thing that makes our world beautiful, both in nature and through art. We hope by the end of this week our children will feel confident in recognizing and naming colors as well as understand how to mix primary colors to create secondary.
We have been reading Max’s Dragon Shirt by Rosemary Wells and Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd. Both stories have had the children laughing and making predictions based on the character’s actions.
This morning we made colorful salt dough in the Ocean Room. The children took turns measuring, pouring and mixing.
In the Forest Room the children made Snow Dough, a mixture of baby oil and corn starch. It’s a pleasantly messy activity!
Some children played a color matching game while others mixed colorful soapy water in the sensory bin. We also took turns playing a board game!
We took advantage of today’s warm temperature and headed outside to play. We decided to add a bit of color to the blank canvas of snow:
We filled spray bottles with colored water to spray the snowbanks and decorated a tiny snowman with watercolor paints.
Expect some beautiful artwork over the next several weeks!