Last week was yellowweek at our house. For the last couple of weeks I’ve been trying something new with Mister C. (now 20months). We have started having a “color of the week” theme. Nothing overly extravagant but just doing a few small things to put a focus on and bring awareness to one color each week. That said, our first week was actually Red. I’m not sure he was a fan. What tipped me off was when I wanted to collect all the red balls from our ball pit he kept insisting we get the blue ones. That being the case, you have not seen a blog post about Red Week have you? Nor will you haha! But …yellow week has been a huge success. Culminating on Friday when we were driving around town running errands and anytime he saw something yellow I would hear a little excited voice yelling from the back seat, “yell-o-o”.
So, what exactly did we do during yellow week you might ask.
Well on Monday, to kick things off, we went on a yellow scavenger hunt around the house. We looked for all sorts of yellow objects and put them in a yellow bin. I left this bin out all week for him to play with and add to. He did reach for it many times.
We ate yellow foods like bananas and made cupcakes out of them. recipe here
We wore yellow clothes and did yellow themed art projects.
We colored a sun coloring sheet with a yellow crayon.
We even did a Mr. Sun art project. I had made a sun before hand to give him something to look at and then gave him the materials to make his own. He was so into the “eyes” that he wanted nothing to do with the other parts of the sun and just put googly eyes all over the place! O-well, we tried!
By far the favorite project of the week was our yellow collage made with foam shape stickers. Mr. C spent a long time working on this and actually returned to it later in the day wanting to do more ‘stickers’. It was great! We talked about the color yellow and as a bonus had a great shape discussion too.
So that was our week last week. This week I think we will tackleBLUE!
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