When children are learning their colors this is a fun activity to support their learning, it’s easy to incorporate shapes and letters too, simply cut paper into those shapes! Older children can use magazines and search for the color and cut it out themselves! This Monochromatic Texture Collage is a great activity for their learning!
- Gather your materials. You will need a white piece of heavy paper, paint, some glue and your collage materials. I am using some foam pieces, tissue paper, feathers and pipe cleaners. Anything will work!
- Paint the paper- we are finger painting today but you can use a brush, sponge or roller!
- While the paint is drying, let your child explore the collage materials. Ask how they feel, what is the same about all of them, and which ones they like. With toddlers, you can label things with their texture, shape and of course color!
- Drizzle glue all over the painting or with older children, allow them to glue as they go if they want.
- Start collaging!
“Hello, Red Fox” by Eric Carle is a fun interactive book about colors and the color wheel. Kids will love the “trick” on each page. The trick being that if you stare at a color for long enough then stare at a blank page the complimentary color will appear! This book is great, but not for a group, a class will disintegrate into “Let me!!” and “My turn!” quickly so this is really is best read one on one!
“Freckleface Strawberry” by Julianne Moore is one of the few celebrity books you will see me giving a good review, I really like this book. It doesn’t talk down to kids, and the humor is funny for parents and kids alike. I like that her freckles do not go away as she got older too!
“The Little Red Hen Makes A Pizza” by Philomen Sturges is a great retelling of the classic story. Kids will be able to relate to this hen not getting any help for all her hard work. Luckily her friends realize their mistake and do the dishes after she shares her yummy pizza.
Have you done any activities like this Monochromatic Texture Collage with your children? Share in comments below, or over on my Facebook page!
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