Here is a summary of our day with the color blue.
Wear Blue! My husband and I are both planning on participating in these color days by wearing the colors!
Work on color book- gluing pictures of blue things into pages of a blank book. I just printed 10 pictures of blue things such as a blue butterfly, blueberries bluebird, cookie monster, etc. I am going to have my little one help me glue/place these items on 2 pages of a 20 page book. I had my daughter color in her book with a blue marker before we glued down the collage.
Blue Meal- I wasn't going to make 2 blue meals like I did with yellow, but we did have blueberry muffins! I didn't make blue chicken noodle soup and I wasn't going to put blue food coloring in her orange juice!
Blue Soapy Water Bottle- I got this darling idea from KJ- she suggested putting water, a little soap, and food coloring in a bottle and letting your little ones shake and observe. This was the one activity that really captivated my daughter- so THANK YOU!! I will gladly accept other ideas!Color Squares- I will introduce red, yellow, and blue color squares to my little one today (paint cards from Home Depot). Every day that we are working on colors I will take out these cards, label them with her verbally, and have her try and point out the yellow, red, or blue ones. By the end of this week I am hoping for mastery on these three colors... but we will see!! She is really not interested in playing with the squares so I need to think of more large motor ways to tie in her learning (she is a little athlete!)
We will experience BLUE in all it's glory on a day when she is feeling better!
Here are some ideas I would like to try with her:
- making an edible aquarium with blue jello
- go on a blue hunt around the house/neighborhood. bring along the digital camera to snap these blue objects and create a slideshow of your days findings or print the pictures in a book
- learn the nursery rhyme- little boy blue and do corresponding activities
- eat blue popsickle, blueberries, and drink blue kool-aid
- read books about the color blue
- make a necklace with blue beads
- draw with blue sidewalk chalk
- if older, talk about other definitions for the word blue