Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Learning the Color Words

We are still working on recognizing and spelling color words. Yesterday we made a book to add to our book box (a box of mostly homemade books that Ryan can read on his own)

I got the idea for I See A Rainbow after seeing a project that a friend's son had brought home from preschool. First I made traceable sentences for each page. Here it is to save you the time :) Next I made a template for the rainbow, again here it is. I traced the red page first, then cut off one layer of rainbow and traced the orange page, and so on. So, you're template gets smaller and smaller. Ryan cut each page before we collated them correctly and stapled them together. Next I cut out the sentences and Ryan glued them onto the correct pages. Lastly he traced the sentences and we practiced reading our new book together!

As an extension activity I went printed out bubble letters on several different colors of card stock and cut them to make letter tiles. I put the appropriate letters for making the words green, blue, yellow, and red in a baggie. While we waited for our food at a restaurant last night I asked Ryan to use his new book to help him build the color words. I have all kinds of ideas for these new letter tiles...


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  2. My son loved this project! Thanks for the idea.

  3. My son loved this project. Thanks for the idea.

  4. Jaden loved his book, and took it to school to read to his class.