We have spent a lot of time exploring colors and how they can mix and blend to form new colors. Today, both preschool classrooms joined together for a fun color mixing activity. All students were given a spoonful of frosting and then chose two primary colors. Some knew in advance that they wanted to make a particular secondary color so they chose the primary colors that would give them that desired outcome. After mixing the colors into their frosting, they spread the frosting onto a graham cracker for a fun Friday treat.
This week, during our small group time, we are working on sounding out and recognizing color words. Students take turns saying and sounding out the words and then finding something in the classroom that is that color. This is something that you can easily practice at home, too. Simply write down some color words, help your child to sound them out, and then go on a color scavenger hunt around your house.
We are currently doing activities to explore the world of color. We've done a lot of exploring with blending and mixing of colors. We are in the middle of a multi-week experiment involving fading colors on paper.
Today, we explored painting in snow! The preschoolers had a great time exploring the snow and the colors.
Mrs. Marx is a preschool teacher at Epiphany Catholic Elementary School in Chicago, IL.