Stories and thoughts from day to day life in the Bullard Family

Preschool Activity: Simple Color Wheel September 24, 2011

Filed under: Homeschool — parentsong @ 6:00 am
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To make the color wheel, I colored a circle with the colors of the rainbow plus brown. I also colored the tips of wooden clothes pegs. To introduce our first “lesson,” I sat down with B and showed her the wheel with the pegs attached. She already knew all the colors except for indigo, so I went ahead and reviewed them with her as I removed the pegs.

Then I let B pick up the pegs one by one and identify the color on the peg and try to match it to the color on the wheel. This way, she also got to work on manipulating the pegs. She returned all the pegs to their respective color except for the blue/indigo. But once she realized they were two different shades of blue, she corrected the situation. I think she had fun doing it, even if it wasn’t a huge challenge.

I drew the wheel on the back of a floatie box with pictures of babies in the float. I think she actually enjoyed looking at that more than the colors. Silly me- don’t I know that babies in floaties are way better than colors?!

Since we are using a part Montessori method, I am going to up the ante here and make more challenging color tablets for our next “lesson.” Since I am making most of the materials, this will require a bit more prep work for me, but I’m up for it!

More to come! Thanks for reading!



2 Responses to “Preschool Activity: Simple Color Wheel”

  1. kelly gould Says:

    Erin-PLEASE keep these coming! I have next to zero brain power to come up with cute ideas for my two. We do things like sing a color song, color pictures, read a colors book, and this would be the culminating kinesthetic activity to that little “theme.” Thank you thank you for the idea:) I also have been inspired to think about getting out my old fabric and buttons and letting the kids play while I quilt this blanket that needs to be finished. Usually, they see me reading, emailing, typing or on the phone for school and work and that’s where their imitating mommy ends. Oh, and you could put numbers on the back (bye bye floating babies) and make clothespins with X amount of bugs or hearts or whatever to match them up…

  2. Anu Ganesh Says:

    Simple and fun activity!

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