There’s been an explosion of colour in our classroom recently, brought about by particular interest in a few of my books. I took the opportunity to provide lots of colour, number and shape activities to support recognition and my assessment as we enter the last half term of school.
These are the books that led to the focus…
These are some of the activities we’ve enjoyed…
Early handwriting patterns in sand in a sensory tray. The tray has a colourful bottom and they loved how it was revealed as they created the patterns…
You can download the pattern cards FREE here: Mark making Pattern Cards from Rachel (“,)
Colour in the Water Tray
As well as the usual different coloured water, we also enjoyed playing with a ‘Fun Bar’ from Lush (intended for a child’s bath). Gorgeous rainbow colours and a lovely soft, squishy texture…
Once mixed together, it turned into a brown slushy colour (very soft water too). Still smelled fruity though!
The OHP is wonderful for demonstrating that shadows aren’t alway black…
This class hasn’t done this before (I’ve set it up for another class though), but they really loved the Earth Inspired Art we’d done just before, so I thought they might like this too…
Fine Motor Fun
Threading beads onto pipe cleaners to decorate a colourful rainbow tree. Oh how they love this tree!
Simple Colourful ‘My Little Pony’ Small World Play
Really popular with them all…
I just love how the light panel highlights the resources on it. Lots of pattern making this time…
Colourful Maths Opportunities
Out came this lovely book again – I added small mosaic pieces so that they could create their own little creatures and pictures…
‘Little Blue and Little Yellow’ Inspired Transient Art
They love, love, love this book!
We love our Grimms rainbow & semi-circles. They ‘live’ in the construction area and the children add them regularly to their play.
Here, the My Little Ponies were added to a ‘colourful block of flats’…
Fine Motor Rainbow Play
My old laminated rainbows and felt rainbow with some colourful pom-poms and tweezers…
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