Who doesn't love a naked crayon too embarrassed to leave the crayon box or the crayon that was used so much that it is too stubby to even see over the railing in the crayon box? This cute book is one that you can read over and over and it never gets old! The good news is that there are a million fun activities you can do with your little munchkins to help them learn about colors! We have chosen 5 that are super fun and easy!
Supplies for activities:
- Froot Loops
- Construction Paper
- Food coloring
- Buttons, Ribbon, Pom Poms, Feathers (anything that can be used for a sensory book)
- Thick paper or cardboard
Activity #1...Crayon Shaped Flashcards
This is the perfect way to to quiz your babe on color recognition. Another similar idea would be to cut them out on white construction paper and have your little one color them with the right crayon. You could also glue a popsicle stick to the back and you now have crayon puppets.
Activity #2...Crayon Dice
For this activity have your little one role the dice. When it lands on a color turn to that page in the book and read it again. This turned out to be a fun way to reread the book and get your child engaged.
Activity #3...Froot Loop Necklace
Who doesn't love a fun snack? Froot Loops are a staple in our house, so as we have been learning about colors it seemed just right to make a Froot Loop necklace! We took this opportunity to talk about each color and sort out 6 of each before we strung them. Why not throw a little counting in too!
Activity #4...Colored Spaghetti
This was probably one of Gus' favorite activities we have ever done. Only use 2 or 3 drops of food coloring so you don't turn those little hands colors. This is such a fun sensory activity that your babe is sure to love!
Activity #5...Sensory Color Book
This book was so fun to make and I know it will be something we will use over and over again. I used buttons, ribbon, feathers, pom-poms and cotton balls. Really you can use anything you have laying around the house. I categorized each page with the same color. This was another great way to teach my little guy his colors. Lately Gus is into everything and anything, his baby super power is finding any cord in sight. He loved exploring the ribbons because they are the closest thing to cords I will let him play with.