Colour!

Colour!

Lots of colour-related activities this week, as a few of my class are having difficulty naming some of them. All the usual interest-related resources were available, but here are some of the colour-specific things we explored…

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Melted Crayon Art

I have been waiting to have a go at melted crayon art for over two years now. Finally, we got round to it…

Melted Crayon Art - from Rachel (",)

Can’t even begin to tell you how excited we were once the crayons started melting!

Melted Crayon Art - from Rachel (",)

Delighted with the result! We’re going to create another one next week with a different group of children…

Melted Crayon Art - from Rachel (",)

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Adding Colour to Water

This is such a therapeutic activity – great for fine motor skills too! 😉

Adding food colouring to water - from Rachel (",)

Simply use pipettes to drop food colouring into clear tubs of water…

 

Adding food colouring to water - from Rachel (",)

The colour looks so beautiful as it swirls through the water. We had a great discussion around what we could see…

Adding food colouring to water - from Rachel (",)

If you are having coloured water in the water tray, it’s lovely to add the colour as the children watch (or let them add it)…

Adding colour to water - from Rachel (",) .

Colourful Maths

Colour recognition, sorting, counting, pattern-making…

Colourful maths... from Rachel (",)

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Colour on the Discovery Table

Exploring colour... from Rachel (",)

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Colourful World

We quite enjoyed having the tyre in the small world last week so have kept it a little longer. I added colourful plants, butterflies, snakes & birds…

Colourful world... from Rachel (",)

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Colour on the Homemade Lightbox

Plastic ice cubes & clear coloured counters…

Coloured plastic ice cubes and coloured counters on the lightbox - from Rachel (",)

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Sand Play

Colourful implements in the sand tub…

Sand & coloured implements - from Rachel (",)

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Colour Mixing Provocation

We read two gorgeous books & then explored red, yellow & blue paint…

Colour mixing provocation - from Rachel (",)

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Rainbow Block Building

Rainbow blocks are always available, but there was some lovely building this week so I thought I’d share it…

Building with rainbow blocks - from Rachel (",)

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Invitation to Mark-Make with Tree Pencils

Mark making with coloured tree pencils - from Rachel (",)

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Sunflowers & Beans

We have been really enjoying observing the ‘visitors’ to the sunflowers & beans; it seemed such a shame to start removing them! However, strong winds began to knock over the sunflowers & the beans were ready for picking…

Sunflowers and beans - from Rachel (",)

My class really enjoyed using tweezers to remove the seeds from the sunflower heads last year, & it’s a fantastic fine-motor activity, so I put this out again for our new children to explore…

Exploring sunflowers and beans with tweezers... and fingers - from Rachel (",)

Lots of excitement when pink beans were discovered…

Exploring sunflowers and beans with tweezers... and fingers - from Rachel (",)

Still lots of sunflower seeds to remove…

Exploring sunflowers and beans with tweezers... and fingers - from Rachel (",)

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2 Comments

  1. This colourful post is right up my street! Thanks for sharing! I need to track down some colourful ice cubes- that’s a fab idea for the light panel. Thanks as ever 🙂

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    • Thanks Claire! You can get the ice cubes on eBay (“,) x

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