The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst the lovely things. ~ Plato
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Our Colorful World
We went on a scavenger hunt this morning to find items in nature that match the ones we painted in our egg carton. This was one of our all time favorite activities. I think the entire neighborhood heard Grace squeal with delight each time she found flowers, rocks, blades of grass, pine needles, raspberries, strawberries, acorn tops, and berries that matched the colors in our egg carton. Jack also giggled loudly each time a new color item was found and placed inside our egg carton. What a perfect way for Jack to learn about colors. Our favorite color find today was a ladybug!!! After much thought we decided to place the ladybug in the red color compartment. If you look closely in the picture above you can see that the ladybug had other ideas and she decided to climb into the light green color compartment instead! We all looked high and low for orange and blue color items but we were unable to locate any. These colors will be a fun challenge for us on our next "color walk." We will be going on a "color walk" each day because we had so much fun with this activity. It will be so interesting to see how the items on our "color walk" change as the seasons change.