Colour Explosion

Colour Explosion

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…

Four favourite books shared by Rachel (",)

These are some of the activities we’ve enjoyed…

 

Sensory Tray

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…

Early handwriting patterns in a sensory tray from TTS (pattern cards FREE to download from stimulatinglearning.co.uk ) ... from Rachel (",)

You can download the pattern cards FREE here: Mark making Pattern Cards from Rachel (“,)

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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…

Rainbow 'Fun Bar' from Lush in the water tray - from Rachel (",)

Once mixed together, it turned into a brown slushy colour (very soft water too). Still smelled fruity though!

Lush Fun Bar once the colours have all mixed together - still smells fruity though... from Rachel (",)

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Colourful Shadows

The OHP is wonderful for demonstrating that shadows aren’t alway black…

Colourful fun on the OHP - from Rachel (",)

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Colourful Flags

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…

Colourful flags with loose parts - from Rachel (",)

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Fine Motor Fun

Threading beads onto pipe cleaners to decorate a colourful rainbow tree. Oh how they love this tree!

Threading beads o to pipe cleaners to decorate a colourful rainbow tree - from Rachel (",)

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Simple Colourful ‘My Little Pony’ Small World Play

Really popular with them all…

Simple colourful 'My Little Pony' small world play - from Rachel (",)

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Light Panel

I just love how the light panel highlights the resources on it. Lots of pattern making this time…

Colourful patterns on the light panel - from Rachel (",)

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Colourful Maths Opportunities

Counting and number recognition with colourful rainbow loose parts - from Rachel (",)

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Pezzettino

Out came this lovely book again – I added small mosaic pieces so that they could create their own little creatures and pictures…

Creating pictures with mosaic squares- inspired by 'Pezzettino'... from Rachel (",)

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‘Little Blue and Little Yellow’ Inspired Transient Art

They love, love, love this book!

'Little Blue and Little Yellow' inspired transient art - from Rachel (",)

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Rainbow Play

We love our Grimms rainbow & semi-circles. They ‘live’ in the construction area and the children add them regularly to their play.

Grimms rainbow and semi-circles play - from Rachel (",)

Here, the My Little Ponies were added to a ‘colourful block of flats’…

A colourful block of flats for the My Little Pony family- from Rachel (",)

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Fine Motor Rainbow Play

My old laminated rainbows and felt rainbow with some colourful pom-poms and tweezers…

Fine motor rainbow play from Rachel (",)

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– Rachel (“,)

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13 Comments

  1. Fab ideas as usual Rachel!! Never thought of Lush products but will definitely be using next year – where is the best place to buy the glass beads in bright colours?

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    • Thanks, Sandra! They loved the Lush fun bar 🙂
      My glass pebbles were all bought years and years ago (they used to be really cheap) when you could find them all over the place. You could try places like Home Bargains and B&M. I know that Amazon and eBay sell them, but they’re quite expensive now. Buttons are a good alternative!

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      • Ok thanks just thought you may have a secret supplier

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        • Sorry!

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      • Hi Sandra,
        Yes B&M, Home Bargains and Boyes often a good source of glass beads. I find lots at car boot sales and just soak them in some sterilising fluid before I use them.

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        • Thanks, Liz!

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        • Thank you I’ll have a look

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  2. Such stimulating and gorgeous ideas – thanks very much!

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    • You are very welcome, Sharon! 🙂

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  3. I love your blog. You have so many inspiring ideas. Where did you get the little tree that the kids decorate?

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    • Ah, thanks for the lovely comment, Sara!
      I was lucky enough to find my tree at a car boot sale, but it’s actually a ‘Hobbycraft’ tree (UK) 🙂

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      • Thanks for the info. Is it fairly strong or do the kids need to be very gentle with it?

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        • Seems to be strong enough for my 3 and 4 year olds. Had it for 2 years now 🙂

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