Here's a quick and easy activity to introduce colours... Find some cardboard boxes and if you can, paint each one a primary colour, or simply colour in one side of paper and stick it onto each side of the boxes. Get your little ones to help choose which colours to opt for and get them to help the colouring.
Head off round the house with your little, one hunting for small items that match the colours to put in each coloured box. Encourage them to choose what to put in, which items to reject for being the wrong colour and ask them to hold the boxes.
Some ideas of things to go in:
When you have collected a good selection, mix them all up and see if your little ones can place them in the right boxes, naming the coloures each time. Ask where each ones goes, and give lots of praise if they get it right.
As the weather changes, moving from one season to the next, take the children outside and do seasonal activities that illustrate the changes around. Each season brings its own characteristic patterns in nature, look at the trees, the animals, the sky, what people wear, and discuss how the seasons change. Explain what the coming season is, and how this affects everything around. Younger children can collect seasonal flora and create a collage, sticking leaves and flowers onto paper, or maybe do some leaf printing. Older children can make a diarama using a box, sticking in twigs, mosses, stones, and other collected debris to create a little scene. The seasons present a fairly abstract concept, but talk about the weather and what you see outside, and this will help your children gain an understanding of what the seasons mean.
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