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List of Colour Activities
Absorption Rainbow Roses: Placing white roses into coloured water is a great science activity to demonstrate absorption. Children will be amazed and excited to see the changes developing in the petals of the flowers. Read more… Exploring Colours with a Mirror: This is a great way for children to play and learn with colours. The mirror reflects light which imitates a light table. Using coloured transparent cups and tokens enable children to blend and make new colours with the reflection of light. It is also a great opportunity for children to play creatively and imaginatively. Read more…. Sorting Colours with Cardboard Rolls: Making learning your colours fun with this interactive game using pompoms and cardboard rolls! It involves sorting and placing coloured pompoms into the matching coloured cardboard roll and catching them in a bowl. It was a great way to reinforce the learning of colours, checking for understanding and having some fun with colours. Read more….. Matching Colours – The Matching Colours Learning Tray involves the child sorting the different coloured match sticks and matching them to the relevant coloured section on the Styrofoam block. When a colour match is made, the child gently presses the match stick into the Styrofoam. Read more….. Sorting Coloured Bottle Tops: Sorting bottle tops into groups according to colour using paper plates to group them. Read more….. Colourful Cellophane Sticky Art: Cellophane Sticky Art is a great activity to introduce kids to colours!! I believe it is never too early to start learning about concepts such as colour and that through setting up opportunities to play and learn will begin the journey of developing an understanding. Read more….. Coloured Felt Ice Creams: This is such a fun hands on activity for kids to promote the learning of colours while playing creatively and making felt ice creams. This activity involves kids to creatively stack coloured felt ice cream on top of felt cones and then label the colours with Velcro cards. Read on to find out more and print your own! Read more….. Sorting coloured Pompoms - Sorting Coloured Pompoms Learning Tray involves the child sorting different coloured pompoms using miniature tongs and matching them to the relevant coloured jar. Read more… Colourful Pattern Collage: These Colourful Pattern Easter Eggs are a bright and colourful activity for the kids to do this Easter. They are super simple to make, don’t require a lot of materials and are lots of fun! Read more….. Sorting Coloured Match Sticks: In the early years, we often hear discussions about the importance of fine motor and gross motor development in kids. Here is a great activity that is fun and exercises those little muscles to develop strength! Read more….. Coloured Skittles Game: Our Homemade Skittles would have to be one of the most played with toys in our house. My girls are continuously finding new and fun things to do with them. Read more…. Sorting Coloured Pompoms: Using the tweezers to sort the pompoms into colour groups in the separate sections of the egg cartons. Read more….. Colourful Sensory Play with Jelly: Ooey, gooey, slushy and messy! A fun sensory experience playing with Rainbow Jelly. Read more….. Coloured Sensory Rice Bags: Bright, colourful, no mess and fun – sensory play with rainbow coloured rice in zip lock bags. Read more….. Rainbow Salt Tray: Why would you need crayons, textas, pencils and paper to draw when you can have more fun with a Rainbow Salt Tray! Read more….. Sensory Play Rice and Bottle Tops: Developing fine motor skills through sensory play with rainbow rice and bottle tops that will also inspire the imagination and creativity. Read more….. Sorting Buttons: Buttons are amazing as there are so many different shapes, sizes, colours, materials and styles. Kids love to run their hands through buttons, sort through them and explore the differences. Buttons are a great sensory toy and are also great to assist in learning about colours. Read more….. ACTIVITIES FROM OUR ‘LEARNING COLOURS SERIES’ – Each colour post has a list of a number of activities! All activities are play – based focused and some will be craft orientated. List of Orange Activities: Come play with the colour ORANGE! As part of our Learning Colours Series here on learning4kids, today I am sharing with you some of the activities we have been doing as we explore and play with the colour ORANGE. Our ‘orange activities’ involved reading The Big Orange Splot followed by some ‘splot’ painting, also playing with orange water beads, orange play dough and making a orange sensory ice box. Read more… List of Green Activities: As part of our Learning Colours Series here on learning4kids, today I am sharing with you some of the activities we have been doing as we explore and play with the colour green. Our ‘green activities’ involve a Green Tea Party in the bath, reading the book Where is the Green Sheep?, painting with green paint and manipulating green play dough. Read more….. List of Blue Activities: As part of our Learning Colours Series here on learning4kids, this week we have been exploring and playing with the colour blue with bubbles, bottle tops, paint, rice and balloons! Read more….. List of Red Activities: Exploring and playing with the colour red with crafts, play dough, bath fun, discovery boxes and more. Read more….. List of Yellow Activities: As part of our Learning Colours Series here on learning4kids, we have been exploring and playing with the colour yellow with water balloons, marble paintings, fine motor games with pompoms and a homemade music shaker! Read more….. List of Pink Activities: We have had lots of fun reading the wonderful story Pinkalicious by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann, making wonderful pink play dough creations, practising our fine motor skills with pink pompoms and patty pans, creating pink cupcake collages and some pink sensory play in a pink theme bath with pink flower petals. Read more…..