I saw this colorwheel (below) on Preschool Daze, and just knew I HAD to try it!
|"C is for Color Wheel" on Preschool Daze|
We started 2 weeks ago by painting the background for our color wheel. First, we taped off the sections.
Then, we began to paint. For a couple of days after painting, a few of the kids would want us to "draw the triangles" so they could paint their own individual colorwheels.
We asked each student to bring in a small, recycled item for each color to be added to our color wheel. The kids took turns putting their items on.
As the children took turns gluing their items on, a small crowd gathered and discussed some of the items that were put on. "This is 'T' for Tennessee. They're the cool team, 'cause they like orange!"
"This eraser is really cool. It's like the one that my brother uses at big kid school." "Yeah, my blue thing is kind of a hook that holds on to things."
"This is a good place to put things we don't need anymore. And besides, whoever heard of a purple egg, anyways?"
I could just listen to them forever! They say the funniest things!
We put it on a black background to help it stand out. The kids are still trickling in with things, and we're still adding to it here and there.
I think we might keep this up all year!