Introducing the Color Red
Introducing the Color Red into Daily Activities. Why is color important you might ask ? Color is EVERYWHERE !! It’s one way that we use to distinguish one object from another. Sometimes, it’s the only way we can determine what an object is when all other characteristics are the same. Colors can make us feel. More importantly, we are expected to learn them when we start school. Luckily, they are very easy to master for most of us, even for young kids, and can be lots of fun.
I decided it would be fun to do a series exploring a different color each month with you. So, this month we are going to begin our series with the color RED.
Method of using the Color Red
There are tons of ways you can introduce the color red. You can wear red clothing. Eat foods that are red and have your child point red foods out to you in the grocery store. They are a lot of great fruits & vegetables that are red such as strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, red peppers, tomatoes and apples. Point out things that are red when you walking or are driving in the car, such as other cars that are red or stop signs. Have your child sort all the toys they have that are red.
Go to your local Wal-Mart, paint or hardware store and pick up some paint card swatches with each color and some clothes pins. Write the letters R-E-D on the paint swatch for this month as well as on three individual clothes pins and have your child match the letters on the clothes pins to the letters on the card.
There are tons of free resources on Pinterest that will give you age-appropriate activities and printables for your child. Here are just a few that I found that I thought were really good :
* Find Things That Are Red from ABC Teach.com
You can also read books with or to your child about the color red. Here are a few of my favorites :
* Red Is Best by Kathy Stinson
* One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
I hope you enjoyed the first installment of our Color My World Series. Join us next month for a visit with ORANGE.