Monday, February 2, 2009

Unplug Your Kids: Color

This week's Unplugged theme is color. For our first project, I printed two color wheels. The first, I cut out and covered with clear contact paper. The second, I used to cut small pieces of each color to glue onto clothes pins. Then, I gave the color wheel and the clothespins to Arin to match. It was the first time that she had used clothespins, so it was a little tricky at first, but soon she got the hang of it and had a blast. I saw a similiar project on this blog.
Our second project came from an idea I saw on this site. I washed an egg carton in hot soapy water. Then, I painted the sections in different colors. While I was doing this, Arin was painting pieces of cardstock. When the cardstock was dry, I used my scalloped circle hole punch to make circles. Then, I gave Arin a bowl of colored circles and the painted egg carton. She matched the circles to the same colored section of the egg carton. As she did this, she'd call out the name of the color.

10 comments:

Crescent Moon said...

That color wheel project is very clever!

So Smrt said...

Sorting was a great idea. I wonder if my littlest one is ready for that.

Mom and Kiddo said...

We love sorting projects around here, too!

ScottChrisCoriCassiCali said...

I am loving the wheel idea. I wonder if I could incorporate that into a Capital and lower case alphabet activity. :)

naomi said...

That's lovely, all kids seem to like pegs don't they!

Erica said...

Oh I love the color wheel idea! I see that project in our near future, perfect for my 3 year old :) Thanks! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun.

teachingtinytots said...

great stuff! i bet you guys had lots of fun! i know my LO did with our activities!

i'm going to email you tonight!

Mom Unplugged said...

Wonderful ideas! The clothespin color wheel is so Montessori. I really like these!

The Clarks said...

We did a similar project as your color wheel. Great projects.

Jessica said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.