Hopping colours.

18 Jun

Further to the activities we did through Brown Bear, Brown Bear, we have been reading other books with colour as the main theme.

This is a simple book that introduces colours. It is also a great book for older children when learning about colour mixing.

Below is what we did for DS2. Colour hopping . . . keeping with the theme of the bunny and the colour pots.

These were circles cut out from foams (foam is less slippery and do last jumping). I first used about 4 colours and gradually added on. We also had the Arabic colour names on each circle to practice colours in Arabic. We spread the circles around and DS2 enjoyed hopping on to the colour pads when a colour was called out.

As for the older child learning about mixing colours . . .

We used bath fizzies. Kids love these. So we did yellow bath days, red bath days . . . then went on to mixing and making purple bath days an so on. You’ll have to drop 2 to 3 tablets to really make the colour show especially when mixing two colours.


Posted by on June 18, 2010 in Colours, Preschool



3 responses to “Hopping colours.

  1. walid17

    June 20, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Asalaam ‘Alaikum:

    I really love this idea. I’m waiting until later this year to do this with my youngest – she is only 3 1/2 and doesn’t retain anything right now (everything is the color blue – it’s the only color name she remembers). I think she would love it – being active and learning, masha’Allah. I was recently looking at the library for a color book to read with her – insha’Allah I’m going to check this one out.

    Asalaam ‘Alaikum,
    Sumayyah Umm SAA

    • Muslim Learning Garden

      June 20, 2010 at 1:50 pm

      Assalamualikum Sister Sumayyah.
      I’m glad you like this activity. My son is 3Y 2M and isn’t very interested in “sitting down” to learn anything. I have to look for learning activities that are hands on to get him to do it. Alhamdulillah it’s been good so far and he is picking up on colours and shapes.

      • walid17

        June 21, 2010 at 3:53 pm

        Asalaam ‘Alaikum,

        My youngest is 3 1/2 and she is having a hard time learning colors. We have a color book as well – not this one – I think it is Roly Poly Olie or something like that – he colors the walls lots of spots and dots with different colors on each page. I then give my daughter some manipulatives (we have some large lacing beads that have different colors) that are in a bin. I tell her to get all the beads that is on the page we are reading. We do that for each page until we are finished. She loves this activity a lot. At some point, insha’Allah, it will sink in 🙂

        Asalaam ‘Alaikum,
        Sumayyah Umm SAA


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