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Friday, July 27, 2012

Fish Colors



This little Folder Game was made for our Summer Beach / Ocean Theme and is used to reinforce simple colors. I found the Fish on a border at the Dollar store. I hole-punched them with a large circular punch, laminated the, and added Velcro. I cut out the "Coral" free hand, glued them into the folder, laminated it, and stuck a Velcro dot on each one. Buga had to match the Fish with their same color coral homes - - I learned it was a little too easy for her, so we started to discuss complimentary colors (color opposites) and we tried to match the fish with their opposite color.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Color Square by Mama May i

 The Color Square



Do you know the colors of the Rainbow? The perfect combination of cotton, fiber, wood, and paint create this whimsically delightful Color "Square". Can you point out the different colors? Name them? Find their opposites? Describe them? With this nifty, modern play mat you will inspire your little artist to better understand their colors and compliments in no time. The classic pinwheel design is a fun something tactile to hold onto while exploring the world of color. Matching the clothespins is a great way to teach beginning color concepts...and attaching those clothespins to the mat is a wonderful way to help develop fine motor skills: the tricky pincer muscle grip! A bit of modern art for your diaper bag, learning closet, or art center -- the Color Square is sure to make art pop in your home! or rather...Pop Art!

The Color Square measures approximately 7" x 7" square. It is made of a rainbow of cotton fabrics. A thick interfacing is used inside for stability. And the square is finished with a white backing and white ribbon edge. The clothespins are top-painted in 8 different colors using a soy based pigment. Each set comes in an organza drawstring pouch for easy put-away and visibility.....these colors don't want to hide, they want to come out to play!