Learning Colors with Magazines

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My children learned their colors early. To be honest it was one of the “first” things they learned. I am also not quite sure how I taught them. Maybe it was all the nature walks we went on or all the times I would say “look at this pretty red…”. We then branched our learning to other, more challenging topics, such as the alphabet. To keep them from getting discouraged about learning, I give them an easy task I know they can complete in between harder tasks that push their comfort zone. 

This week in-between doing Reading Eggs (an online learning program my kid’s LOVE), I let them do a color activity. I cut out several old magazines I had lying around and separated colors. I then proceeded to let them pick a color they wanted and let them glue their color-coordinated items onto a sheet of paper. It was an easy and fun task that didn’t take long at all to prepare for.

Steps: 

  1. Collect old magazines. If you don’t have any ask some family members or check out a local thrift store.

  2. Cut out random things that are different colors. I.e. a blue cupcake or a red flower, etc.

  3. Separate the colors into zip-lock bags.

  4. Ask your child what color they would like to glue to a sheet of paper.

  5. Watch (and help if needed) them create a masterpiece.

I also gave my kiddos some colored star stickers. This was such a fun activity. Enjoy! 

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