This week has been full of sunshine as we jumped right into our next baby bin theme, YELLOW.
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Here is a look at what we have planned for the first 6 colors:
Here are the details for each of our activities:
Yellow Read Aloud:
Aubrey has a tough time sitting for longer stories unless they are super engaging or interactive with flaps, touchable parts, or sounds so this week I was on the hunt for a shorter board book that would hold her attention. I found this adorable book called Yellow Copter by Kersten Hamilton. In this story a little yellow helicopter saves the day when a teacher gets stuck at the top of a ferris wheel. Great for all little vehicle lovers. And if you want more color themed books check out Red Truck and Blue Boat in the same series.
Yellow Sensory Bin:
Play ideas for this bin:
1. Find all of the ducks
2. Put together the yellow star puzzle card
3. Find all of the food, and feed it to mommy
4. Build a cage for the giraffe with blocks
5. Read the small yellow board book
MORE Yellow Sensory Bin:
If you’re feeling brave, add yellow lemon scented rice for scooping, dumping and playing with construction vehicles. Just watch your littles closely so they don’t try to eat the rice. And be ready with a hand vac, because you will likely have a bit of a mess to clean up! 😉
Taste Safe Sun Painting:
For this activity, I printed a sun outline and mixed up a batch of the easiest cornstarch paint ever. To make this taste safe (but not so yummy) paint, mix cornstarch with water. I don’t actually measure it at all! I just put a scoop of cornstarch in a bowl and add warm water slowly, mixing often until I reach the consistency I’m going for. Not too watery but not so stiff you can’t stir it, then add yellow food coloring. Make sure to stir the paint often while using as it may settle at the bottom of the bowl. And of course because the paint was taste safe Aubrey was a little angel and didn’t try to taste it once.
Yellow Star Stamping:
We used the same paint again for this stamping activity. I cut star shapes from sponges and added a few star cookie cutters. Because the paint is quite thin, the sponges definitely worked better than the cookie cutter, but Aubrey had fun experimenting with both.
Yellow Theme Water Play:
Aubrey LOVES playing in water, so now that it’s getting cooler outside we brought our water play indoors this week with a yellow themed water bin. I filled our bin with warm water, then added rubber ducks, bowls, cups, spoons, and ball pit balls. Aubrey scooped, dumped, stirred and played for a glorious 20 minutes of quiet. I laid a few towels down first, but it’s safe to say everything was soaked by the time she was done.
Yellow Color Collage:
At the end of each color week we are making a color collage that I will put together in a book for Aubrey to flip through.
To make the yellow book page, I first cut out a large rectangle from the center of 2 pieces of yellow cardstock. Then I cut two pieces of contact paper that were slightly bigger than the yellow rectangles.
I took the backing off of one piece of contact paper and stuck one rectangle on it. Then I gave Aubrey a tray full of yellow pictures, stickers, sequins, and feathers to create a yellow collage.
After she was finished, I glued the second yellow rectangle on top of the first and pressed the remaining piece of contact paper over the top to seal the collage inside. Next, I trimmed the excess contact paper around the yellow rectangle. I hole punched the top corner and add it to a small metal ring with our red and orange collage page to form a unique color flip book.
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