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Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Christmas Counting Activity

My two-year old is massively into playdough at the moment and his older brother is interested in counting, so I created this activity with both of their interests in mind.

The Christmas tree is made of playdough, which I rolled out and then cut into shape using a cookie cutter.  In one bowl I placed some numbers and in the other a handful of sequins.  I demonstrated the activity to the children, selecting a number from the bowl and placing it above the tree and then counting out the sequins to match the number above the tree.  Wugs (4) did this a few times on his own, the largest number he created was 30 before screwing up the Christmas tree and playing with it to create various shapes.  Dooey (2) didn't engage with the numbers, but enjoyed pressing the sequins into the playdough and then pulling them out again.

An easy activity to set up and engaged the boys for some time - we've pulled it out numerous times over the Christmas holidays!

What we used:
- Green Playdough
- Cookie Cutter
- Plastic Numbers
- Sequins

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh Activity

This year we brought the nativity story alive by experiencing the gifts that the wise men brought the baby Jesus.  As a child I remember wondering what the gifts of frankincense and myrrh were like and this year, I ordered a bottle of the oils.  I emptied a drop or two of each oil onto a cotton wool ball and placed the cotton wool balls into these beautifully crafted pill boxes from India.  In the third box, I added a little gold cross.

Once the children had smelled the frankincense and myrrh, I added one of the oils to a burner to see whether they could guess which oil was burning.  This was quite difficult as frankincense and myrrh do not smell that different.  Frankincense was, in my view, a slightly heavier smell than myrrh.

What we used:
- Essential oils of frankincense and myrrh
- Gold cross
- Small pill boxes
- Small tray
- Oil burner

Advent Calendar Maths Game

This Christmas we found ourselves in the awkward position of having three advent calendars and just two children to open them. The generous act of a mum at Wugs' preschool of giving each child an advent calendar meant that I had to decide whether to consume the chocolates in the third advent calendar myself or ask the children to take turns in having the chocolates in addition to the ones they had from their own calendars. Given the huge amount of chocolate that is generally consumed at Christmas, I thought I'd do something different with this advent calendar.

I decided to create a treasure hunt where the clues behind each door of the calendar are Maths puzzles, which lead to the next door and so on.

To make this game, I emptied all the chocolates from the advent calendar and put them in a bowl in the fridge. Then I measured the inner doors of the advent calendar and created 24 paper squares which would cover the picture that was already on the inner door. On the squares I wrote the puzzles. I used four different types of puzzle:
- subtraction (e.g. 5-3)
- addition (e.g. 10+3)
- counting (e.g. pictures of trees or snowballs)
- sequences (e.g. 62, 63, 64, 65, __?)

Once I wrote out all the puzzles on the paper squares, I cut out 24 small stickers and wrote the answers to the puzzles on them.  The only sticker that is not the answer to a puzzle is the first and I labelled this 100 as Wugs is interested in that number at the moment. I stuck the stickers over the numbers on the advent calendar doors and then starting with door 100, I stuck the puzzles to the inside of the calendar doors. The answer to the first puzzle is the number of the next door to be opened. For example, door 100 has the puzzle "Count the stars" followed by a drawing of 9 stars. The child then opens the door with 9 on it to reveal another puzzle and so on until all the doors are opened. The last door says a simple "well done!". If any doors remain closed then an error will have been made along the way and the child might wish to go back and double-check his/her answers.

Once I finished making the calendar, I added a chocolate to a couple of the doors, so that Wugs gets a surprise every now and then as he works through it. The second time he does it, a different door will have the chocolate and so on.

My Advent Calendar Maths Game was created for a four year old, with the puzzles ranging from very easy to difficult and I offered Wugs a hundred board and 20 stones to help him with the addition and subtraction puzzles.  The game could be adapted for any age range.

What we used:

- Advent calendar (with/without chocolates)
- White paper
- Stickers
- Pen
- A hundred board and 20 stones

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Prayer Advent Calendar

For the last couple of years I have created advent calendars which contain a craft or activity to do with the children.  This year I decided to go for something a little different...

 I've often thought that the greatest thing I could teach my children is how to pray.  To be able to show them how they can speak to God, to share their happiness and their troubles with Him is really a gift that can be taken for granted.  Our advent calendar this year will contain a heart in each pocket which represents a person or a country that we will pray for on that day.  Hopefully we will do this with our Advent Candle lit and blow the candle out after we have prayed.

In putting together the advent calendar I asked the boys who they would like to pray for and then I added some of my own.

I'm hoping that throughout advent the boys will begin to lead us in prayer and grow spiritually.

In our church the children are asked if they would like to pray for the children's ministry and a child always offers to come out the front and say the prayer.  Not only does it encourage children to talk to God, but also it acknowledges that children are equally important to God and to the church and enables them to gain confidence in public speaking.

Monday, 30 November 2015

Advent Candle

Yesterday my son created this beautiful advent candle during his children's church session and the idea was simply too good not to share!

To create the base of the advent candle, a paper plate was provided together with a text "Jesus is Coming" and a ring of 24 candles to encircle the candle.  We glued the centrepiece to the paper plate first and then my son chose from a variety of small decorative materials to be added to his base.  He glued this around the centrepiece. The candle was the last piece to be added which was glued inside the ring of stars.  Each day of advent he will colour in one of the stars until the ring is coloured in and it is Christmas.  A simple and beautiful craft that could be easily put together as a last-minute Advent activity!

What we used:
Paper plate
Small decorative embellishments
A candle
A centrepiece with the words "Jesus is Coming" and 24 stars to encircle the candle (I do not have the printable, but it would be easy to recreate the text with a different wording (if preferred) and instead of using stars to colour in, the child could use star stickers to add to the centrepiece.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Autumn Play Dough

Today I experimented with a different type of play dough, “bubble dough” made from cornflour and hair conditioner.  Last February we experimented with a variation of bubble dough using cornflour and hand wash in our “Frozen” bubble dough play.  It gave a soft, but crumbly texture compared to regular play dough.  Our bubble dough this time was shiny, soft, a little bit slimy (like bubble gum) and eventually it became crumbly.  As we have been exploring Autumn this month, I decided to dye the dough to reflect the colours of the season. 

I poured the cornflour into a bowl and gradually added the hair conditioner, kneading each part until it was completely mixed together.  Then I added the food colouring.  This part was a little tricky as the hair conditioner was a pink colour, so I had to vary the quantity of food colouring I added to each batch of dough to get the desired colour.
I presented the dough to the boys and together we made Autumn leaves.  Unlike other play dough projects, it didn’t matter if the different colours became mixed up as it made the Autumn leaves look more realistic.

What we used:
1 part hair conditioner
2 parts cornflour
Food colouring

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Autumn Scavenger Hunt

This week we went on an Autumn Scavenger Hunt.  Wugs’ preschool presented him with a piece of paper with a variety of items on it that he could find on his walk.  The scavenger hunt was part of an initiative to raise funds to purchase more Montessori materials at the preschool.  For each item the child would be sponsored a certain amount.   The list ranged from basic things that could be found in the garden like a blade of grass and a stone, to items that are more difficult to find such as a winged seed.  This was a lovely way to encourage the children to appreciate nature during Autumn and raise some funds for the preschool.

Autumn Lanterns

This week we have been enjoying the colours of Autumn!  We took a trip to our local park and admired the changing of the seasons.  I asked the boys to gather together different-coloured leaves (this was initially part of Wugs’ Autumn Scavenger Hunt, arranged by his preschool), but the boys seemed eager to pick up more and more leaves and fill their baskets, so we used the leftover leaves to create these beautiful Autumn lanterns.

I purchased a couple of glass jars from Sainsburys and using a paint brush I covered the inside of the jar with Mod Podge.  (You could let the child do this part, but mine were tired after all that walking!)  Then I asked the children to choose the leaves they wanted to put inside their lanterns.   I pressed the leaves into the inside of the jars and then brushed Mod Podge over them until they stuck.  I found non-waxy leaves worked best as they stuck to the side better.  This part was quite difficult to do as the mouth of our jars was fairly narrow, so I pushed down the leaves inside the jar gently with the paint brush.  A jar with a wider opening would have worked better and the child could gently place the leaves inside him/herself. When we had finished we left the jars to dry overnight. 
The next day we placed LED lights inside the jars which illuminated the leaves to show their intricate designs and colours. 

What we used:
Coloured leaves 
Glass jar
LED light
Mod Podge
Paint brush

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Letter-Matching Drop Box

I created the letter-matching drop box in response to my three-year old’s fascination with letters (phonics and writing).  The colour-matching drop box was so successful with my two-year old that I decided to apply the same “control of error” principle to the letter-matching drop box.

I purchased a sturdy cardboard box from Hobbycraft and cut out 15 windows into the lid.  Above each window I wrote an upper- and lower-case letter, so that each window's letter corresponded to an object (the name of which began with the corresponding letter) that was to be posted into the window.  For example, above one window was the letter “Ee” and in the basket to the side was an object (an elephant) to be posted into this window.  

To enable my son to check whether he had matched the objects to the letters correctly, I took pictures of the different objects in the basket, printed these out, laminated them and fixed them to the bottom of the box underneath the corresponding window.  Once my son had completed the activity, he could remove the lid of the box and check whether he had matched them correctly. 

As the drop box contained many windows, I decided to create sections inside the box to stop the objects moving around, therefore making it clear whether he had matched them correctly.  The intersections were made from an old cardboard box with slits cut into them so they interlocked with one another.

As this was a new activity, I decided to use mainly familiar objects that I knew my son could match correctly.  There were a few less familiar objects like the otter, the beaver and coral, but including these became a way of introducing new vocabulary and to maintain his interest.  The sheer number of windows meant that a little more concentration was required of him than with the colour-matching drop box.

After a few attempts, my son has become familiar with all the objects in the box and can match them correctly without any help from me. The activity can now be modified to include different objects to further expand his appreciation of the beginning sounds of words as well as with his knowledge of objects around him.

What we used:
  • A sturdy cardboard box (a shoebox would work well, provided it is strong enough to have the windows cut into its lid and provided words and patterns do not obscure the letters around the windows)
  • Craft knife
  • Small objects and figurines
  • A marker pen
  • Paper
  • Laminator

Colour-Matching Drop Box

This September I started training to become a Montessori-qualified teacher.  It’s been busy studying with a pre-schooler and a toddler at home, but I’m hoping the course will help me to facilitate my children’s learning and to enable me to share our experiences on here with you.

The inspiration to create drop boxes came from an attempt to apply the principle of “control of error” to the children’s activities.  Control of error refers to a mechanism whereby a child can perceive his/her own mistake when undertaking an activity because the activity is designed according to the principle of one-to-one correspondence.  A typical example of this would be a jigsaw puzzle in which every piece is different and only interlocks with the correct corresponding piece.  

The first drop box I created was for my 2.5 year old who has developed an interest in colours (or at least the names of colours).  He would point to a red car and say “I want the green car” and this would lead to some frustration on his part and confusion on ours.  Rather than correcting him each time, I thought it would be more effective for him to realise his mistake through a self-checking element incorporated into the drop box. 

I purchased a sturdy box from Hobbycraft and cut some windows into the lid.  Around the edge of each window I created a border using eight different-coloured marker pens to correspond to the different-coloured pom poms to be posted into the windows.  One of the pom poms was multi-coloured, so I represented this with a multi-coloured border.  (I added the names of the colours above each window so that my 3 year old could also use the box and become familiar with the words that correspond to the colours).  Inside the box across the base, I made coloured circles to correspond to the coloured edges of the windows, so that when my son posted the pom poms into the box, he could remove the lid and check whether he had posted the pom poms into the correct window.  To make the self-checking element more pronounced, I could have created sections inside the box (as I did with the letter-matching box), but as I used only a few pom poms in this activity, they tended to fall exactly on the coloured circles, making it obvious which window they had been posted into.  The decision to use just a few pom poms worked well as I found my son’s concentration was beginning to wane as he came to the end of the activity.

The drop box managed to grip my son’s attention and after six or seven attempts over the course of a couple of weeks, he was able to match the pom poms correctly and refer to the colours of objects in the room accurately. 

What we used:
  • A sturdy cardboard box (a shoebox would have worked well provided the coloured borders were not obscured by writing/patterns)
  • A craft knife
  • Marker pens
  • Coloured pom poms
Click here to see our letter-matching drop box

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Writing and Phonics Seaside Small World Play

Over the last couple of months, I have been reading about and following some of the suggestions in the book Montessori Read and Write: A Parent's Guide to Literacy for Children, by Lynne Lawrence
in response to Wugs' recent interest in writing.  At the same time as familiarising himself with the shapes of the letters, he has also been exploring the beginning sounds of certain words.  Our favourite activities have included "I spy" games ("I spy with my little eye something beginning with "sss" - ie referring to the sound of the letter rather than its name) and pulling objects out of a mystery bag and then grouping the objects according to the starting letter of their names.  Today's small world was an extension of these activities combined with Wugs' favourite type of play - sensory small world play.

The group of letters we have been exploring are S,M,A,T so I gathered objects that had these letters at the beginning of their words and arranged them in the play scene - a scorpion crawling out of the sea, a straw and piece of string buried in the sand, a landing spot made out of a mirror for air balloons and aeroplanes, an ambulance, a motorbike and truck travelling across the sand, a shark, turtle and scuba diver swimming in the sea near to a treasure chest and a spoon and a stick placed outside the box for Wugs to use to scoop or draw in the sand.

In a separate container, I placed the four letters that corresponded to the names of the objects in the play scene so that Wugs could match them up.

As the weather was sunny I took the small world into the garden and let Wugs play with it as he pleased.  He pulled out the different objects asking the names of the ones he didn't know.  He proceeded to write letters into the sand using the stick and manipulated the string into the shape of various letters.  After he had finished writing, I asked him if he could find something that begins with "sss".  He pulled out a straw and we put it in the container section under "s".  We went through all the objects in the play scene until it was empty - some of the objects he identified correctly and some he struggled with, so I encouraged him to listen to the beginning sounds of the words.

Once all the objects had been taken out of the scene and categorised according to their starting letters, I let Wugs play with the scene as he wished.  Interestingly he continued to refer to the objects using their beginning sounds even though we were no longer categorising them.

What we used:
Blue perspex (for the sea)
Figurines and other small objects related to the letters
Wooden letters
Container for letters

( If I did this activity again I would probably use less figurines and more objects that he was less familiar with to make it more challenging).

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

A Rainbow Watercolour Picture

The rainbow watercolour picture was part of our Noah's Ark theme that we have been following this week, but it could be used for any rainbow/colour-related activity.  I thought it would be fun for the boys to hang up a rainbow that they had made.  To do this, I gave them some watercolour paper and asked Wugs to tell me which order the colours should come in.  We coloured our paper with felt-tip pens in the order that they appear in the rainbow and then I asked Wugs to squirt the paper with water using a squirty bottle.  Whilst he was doing this, I held the paper over the sink until all the water had run off the other end.  Then I left the picture to dry.  Unfortunately the colours didn't run as much I had hoped, but the subtle appearance of the rainbow on the page was quite realistic considering some of the rainbows I have viewed in real life.

What we used:
Watercolour paper
Felt-tip pens
Squirty bottle of water

Please click here to see our other Noah's Ark-related activities.

Sampling Olives

The dish full of green and black olives was a tasting activity that I set up for the children as part of our Noah's Ark theme.  In the story of Noah we are told that Noah sent out a dove who brought back an olive leaf in his beak indicating that the flood waters had receded and vegetation was once again growing on the earth.  I wanted to make the children's activities multi-sensory and the closest thing I had to an olive leaf or branch were olives.  Although the children had tasted olives before, they were usually part of pizza or pasta meal, so it was interesting to see whether they liked them on their own. They didn't!

I printed off the olive branch card so they could see the tasting activity in the context of the story.

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Raven and Dove Craft

The sending out of the raven and dove are important parts of the Noah's Ark story (the theme that we are following at the moment).  We are told that soon after the ark came to rest on Mount Ararat, Noah sent out a raven and a dove to see whether the flood waters had sufficiently receded so that he and everybody in the ark could disembark (Genesis 8).  The significance of the two birds in the story has been debated, with some people suggesting that the raven was an impure bird (according to Hebrew tradition) and therefore did not complete its mission - it simply flew back and forth until the waters had dried up.  The dove was a pure bird and therefore returned to Noah when it could not find a place to rest (on its first mission) and when it carried an olive leaf in its beak (on its second mission) before it too left Noah.

The biggest challenge with our raven and dove craft was finding a simple way of making a raven and a dove that didn't require artistic talent or materials that I didn't have to hand.  I decided to make the birds from paper plates, with their heads, bodies and wings being of slightly different proportions - and one being black and the other white.  I painted one of the paper plates using black ink as I didn't have any black paint to hand(!) and then drew the following outlines:


I glued the wings to the birds' bodies so it was clear to the children that they were decorating a bird.  The beaks were made of black and orange foam paper and I had a stash of googly eyes which I thought the children would enjoy adding to their birds.  Finally I put out a pot of glue for the children to paste onto the bird's bodies and two bowls of feathers which the boys could stick to their birds.  I also included some pictures of a raven and dove for the children to refer to which I printed off from the free clipart website: www.allthingsclipart.com.

Wugs was eager to do the activity and decorated both the birds whilst his brother was napping, so I drew up another dove and gave it to Dooey to decorate.  After pasting the glue to the dove's body, he decided not to use the feathers, but decorated the bird with crayons instead.  Finally the olive leaves made from green pipe cleaners were fixed around the doves' beaks and we hung up the birds in the conservatory.

What we used:
Paper plates
Black ink (paint would obviously work better and the child could do the painting himself)
Orange and black foam (for the beaks)
Googly eyes
Black and white feathers
Green pipecleaners (for the olive leaves)

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40 Days and 40 Nights Counting Activity

I created this counting activity as part of our Noah's Ark theme that we have been working on for the past week, but it could be used to accommodate any counting activity.  In the story of Noah's Ark, we are told that it rained for 40 days and for 40 nights.  I was looking for a way to represent days and nights to Wugs and decided to do this by using a clock.  He has developed an interest in clocks and reading the time at the moment.  I was hoping to build on this interest by teaching him that the small hand on the clock must go round twice to represent a day and a night.  Once it has been turned twice, he could add a small piece of straw to the pipecleaner until he had 4 sets of 10 to represent 40 days and 40 nights.  To help him out, I used 4 different colours for each set of 10 so that if he got lost in his counting, he could tell how many more he needed to add of any one colour by checking the pieces of straw of that same colour that were left in the dish.

What we used:
Paper plate
Yellow and red foam (for the clock hands and the numbers)
Black marker Pen
Metal peg (that spreads out at the back - I have no idea of the official name!)
Pipe cleaners
4 Straws

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Making Rain Shakers

We are following a Noah's Ark theme at the moment and last Friday's rainy weather couldn't have been more appropriate for the activity I had planned for the children - rain shakers!  I have seen various ways of making "rain shakers" or "rain sticks" on the internet using clear plastic containers which enables the child to see the contents of the rain shaker at the same time as shaking them, but I decided to experiment with the sound of the contents against a tin container instead.

A little while ago I was given two tins of posh biscuits which (once consumed) I saved for the purpose of making into rain shakers.  I sourced the contents to be added to the containers from things I already had in the kitchen and put them into a tub for the children to scoop out and empty into the tins as they wished. Apart from benefiting from the rainy weather that day, we also benefited from doing the activity in the conservatory where the sound of the rain hitting the roof of the conservatory could be heard loudly. I encouraged the children to listen to the sound of the rain and to compare that to the sounds of the various items they were scooping into their tins.  We tested out the sound of the pasta against the table and compared that to the sound of the rice and the lentils etc.  Wugs realised that the pasta made the loudest noise so he took a handful of it and put it in his shaker.  Dooey seemed to focus closely on how to scoop the contents into the tin, which ones required a scoop and which ones required him to use his fingers.  

Once the boys had finished filling their shakers, I put the lids on.  Wugs asked to test out his shaker before asking me to re-open it so he could add in some more items (!).  When they were finally sealed, they asked to decorate the tops with some shiny tape (which I helped them with - making sure the lids were fully sealed down) and then they spent all afternoon decorate their shakers with stickers.

Last Friday certainly felt as though we were in the ark watching torrential rain from the comfort of our conservatory and then re-creating the sound of rain inside of it.  

What we used:
Two tin biscuit tubes (a Pringle tube would also work well)
A tub
Red and green lentils, pasta shapes, spaghetti, rice, black peppercorns (beads, paper clips, toothpicks, any small objects would work)
Shiny tape

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Animal Families Cards

I used the animal families cards in conjunction with our Noah's Ark theme, but they could be used for any animal-related activity.  In the Noah's Ark story, God asks Noah to take two of every animal with him into the ark to save the animals from the impending flood that would wipe out every living thing. In this activity, I wanted Wugs to understand the importance of taking two of everything (ie that a male and female would be saved in order to preserve the species through their offspring).

I purchased the animal families cards from the Absorbent Minds shop.  Whilst the pictures on the cards are not particularly sharp and the images shown are not those of real-life animals but rather Schleich figurine models, they are helpful in portraying the distinguishing features of the male and female of each animal in a way that might not be possible if a photograph of the real thing were taken. The cards portray 5 types of animals in the categories of: male, female, young and animals.

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Matching Animals with their Fossils

I created this activity for our Noah's Ark theme, but it could be used with any animal-related activity. The ancient story of Noah and the historic traces of animal remains preserved in rock formations seemed to go together, so I thought I'd give the boys their first lesson in paleontology by creating fossils and seeing if they could match up the animals with their fossils.  I should point out that the animals I chose were not related to actual fossils that have been found (or at least not intended to be - apart from the dinosaurs of course!)

To make the fossils, I used the recipe for salt dough which I borrowed from this website, using only half of the ingredients recommended (as this activity didn't require such a large quantity of dough).  I pressed the animal figurines into the dough and gently pulled them away.  The animals with intricate features seemed to work particularly well (such as the octopus and the gecko).  I cut around the animal patterns and lifted the fossils onto a baking tray and put them into the oven at 100 degrees for about an hour and a half. The temperature should be high enough to dry out the dough, but low enough to prevent it from cooking.  

Once the dough felt hard, I removed the baking tray from the oven and let the fossils cool.

I set up the activity by presenting the boys with a basket of animals which included the animals with a matching fossil.  The activity required them to match up the animals with their corresponding fossil. To help the boys do this, I gave them a clump of playdough that they could use to test out the patterns that the animals made.

What we used:
Plain Flour
Animal Figurines

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Matching Animals with their Skin and Fur

I developed this activity to accompany our Noah's Ark theme, but it could be used with any animal-related activity.  It is a simple matching game that helped the boys appreciate and recognise the different skins/fur that animals have.

I decided to mount the patterned paper and felt onto thin wooden boards to make them more durable. I purchased all the materials for the boards from Hobbycraft.

What we used:
Thin wooden boards
Patterned felt
Decoupage paper (reptile)
Animal figurines

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Building a Rainbow

The felt rainbow activity was created as part of our Noah's Ark theme, but it could be used for any activity involving rainbows or a simple quiet time activity.  The appearance of the rainbow in the sky forms the climax of the Noah's Ark story as a reminder of God's promise not to flood the earth again. I wanted the boys to appreciate the different colours of the rainbow and the way in which one colour blends into the next.

I found an image of a rainbow on the internet and printed it out and then used it as a template for each section of the felt rainbow I was making. As red is the first colour in the rainbow, I drew around the whole template onto red felt and cut it out and then I cut off the red section of the rainbow on the paper.  Then I used the smaller paper template (minus the red section) and drew around it onto orange felt.  I cut it out.  Then I cut off the orange section of the rainbow on the paper and drew around it onto yellow felt and so on until I had all seven colours of the rainbow in felt in sizes relative to the order in which they appear with red being the largest and violet being the smallest.  I laid the different sections out on the table in front of Wugs and demonstrated how the rainbow would be built by placing one colour on top of the other.

By creating the activity in this way, it meant that if Wugs put the wrong colour first (for instance the violet before the red), he would know as the violet would be hidden by the red because it is smaller.
To make the activity more challenging, I printed out the names of the colours and asked Wugs to identify them with the colours of the rainbow.

What we used:
Different coloured felt

As this activity was too difficult for Dooey (2 years old), I brought out our wooden rainbow and mixed up the different sections of it for him to build just as Wugs had done with his felt rainbow. The only problem with this rainbow is the missing indigo colour, but it at least gave him an idea of the majority of the colours of the rainbow and the order in which they appear.

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