Sunday, July 13, 2014

16 Months: Colors

Last week, we focused on colors. In addition to the activities and books, we made sure to talk about colors in everything we did all week, whether it was getting dressed, eating food, or looking at things outside.

Eyelike Colors by PlayBac
Many-Colored Blessings by Dandi Daley Mackall
Elmo's Guessing Game About Colors (Sesame Street)
Shiny Touchy Smelly Colors by Dawn North
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. / Eric Carle
Richard Scarry's Colors by Richard Scarry
My Very First Book of Colors by Eric Carle
Colors by Xavier Deneux
Colors with Albert and Amy by Tony Potter
Brainy Baby Shapes and Colors by Edith Reynolds
Baby Colors (DK)

Harold and the Purple Crayon Coloring Page
We read Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson and of course did some coloring with a purple crayon. I created this coloring page simply by scanning one of the pages from the book and printing it out. I think she really liked the purple crayon because it showed up a lot better than some of the other colors we have colored with in the past.

Blue Jell-O Play Dough
Because Little Cutie is still putting things in her mouth, I wanted to find a play dough recipe made from edible ingredients in case she tried to put it in her mouth. I found this recipe using Jell-O and whipped up a batch. It was super easy to make. I was surprised at how long she played with the play dough. We did have to stay close by because she tried to eat some a few times though. We also got out a cookie cutter to make stars in the dough. Daddy was making little people and animals for her and she enjoyed making them move around and tearing their limbs off!

Red Sidewalk Chalk
I recently found two pieces of sidewalk chalk and a holder from the Target dollar spot on clearance for $0.30! I liked that they came with a holder...less mess! Little Cutie thought the chalk was really neat. She even tried drawing on my foot and the flowers. She didn't fully understand the concept of drawing on the concrete though; she occasionally would just hit the sidewalk with the chalk.

Yellow Balloon
We actually got this balloon from a car dealership a little while ago, but it no longer has helium and has seriously decreased in size. Regardless, Little Cutie loved carrying the balloon around the house. We also kicked the balloon around and tossed it up in the air and watched it slowly float down.

Green Bead Discovery Bottle
Little Cutie loved the seashell discovery bottle I put together for her a few weeks ago during our summer theme, so I decided to incorporate one into our color week. I found some green beads randomly a while back and knew these would be perfect, as they are too small for her to handle independently. She loved shaking the bottle and watching the beads whirl around in the water.

Matching Poms in Stacking Cups
I really wasn't expecting her to be able to match the poms correctly in the stacking cups, but it allowed us an opportunity to talk about the different names of the colors. She did get one out of six correct though!

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