Counting Colors Book and Activity
Welcome to another Early Childhood Educational Wednesday post, where a team of homeschool and education bloggers share some free hands on lessons once a week. This week’s Theme is Colors, last week we covered All About Me. This week I am sharing about a oops on momma’s part that turned into a fun lesson
I was going to do a craft with the girls. When we went to grab some materials we discover that we had no brown pom poms to work with. 🙁 That means momma needs to go to the store and, I don’t do store runs unless I have a nice list.
So to figure out what other color pom poms I needed, I pulled out our color cards (given to me by my best friend, I laminated them to keep them safe to pass on). We laid them on the table and the girls went and grabbed one pom pom of each color. From there they figured out which colors were missing.
After we figured what colors were missing we looked at our jars and guessed which colors we had the least of. To see if we were right we placed all the pom poms on their colors, then counted each color.
We made a list of everything we were missing and what we were low on. (Mommas shopping list) This list now a page in their Counting Colors Book that we made.
Counting Colors Book
- Copy paper
- Fabric tape
- Black marker
- Glue pad or stick
- Color sheet printable
- Fold the copy paper in half length wise and then fold back on that fold. Use a boning stick, your nail, scissors to make the fold tight
- Cut or rip along the fold line
- Stack them all or use how many sheets you need
- Take the stapler and staple the edge in three spots. Top, bottom and middle
- Take the fabric tape and cover both sides of the booklet on the staples.
For my four year old, I wrote a number from 1-10 and an image along with the color of the image. I wrote the color word, added one image, and wrote number word on the bottom of the page using a highlighter for her to trace over.
For my three year old I added one image per page and let her cut and glue the matching images. After her book was done we read the book counting each image on the page. For some of the pages she had a little story to go with it.
This book took a while to do because my kids are three and four so they do not have the patience to sit there and do it all at once. So we broke it up and it took us about three days to complete along with the adding our pom pom and pipe cleaner findings.
This week I put together a simple playlist on YouTube that we let play while they did some of their activities throughout the week. They didn’t really have a favorite video this time.
Looking for more Color Learning?
To find more Color Activities them check out some of the posts by the #TeachECE team.
- Rhyming Activity: Crayon Color Chant by Growing Book by Book
- Roll a Color Alphabet Game by Mom Inspired Life
- “I See a Rainbow” Book-Making by Fun-A-Day
- COLOR Word Writing Activity by The Educator’s Spin On It
- Mouse Paint: Learning About Colors in Preschool by The Preschool Toolbox
- Free Color Sorting Mats with Spinners by Life Over C’s
- Colors Snap Cube Pattern Matching by Learning 2 Walk
- What Color Am I? Kindergarten Guessing Game by Capri + 3
- STEM Colour Experiment: Study With Pink by Rainy Day Mum
- Color Surprise Game by Still Playing School
- Fine Motor Color Sorting Activity by Munchkins and Moms