March is here, and as the days get longer and warmer, the kids and I start to look for signs of spring. One of those signs is inevitably the arrival of tchotchke St. Patrick’s Day and Easter trinkets in the stores, but these colorful signs of spring help ease the last few weeks of winter. So it’s time to take down our coffee filter snowflakes and start embracing rainbows. There’s nothing like an infusion of color to brighten even the muddiest March day!
To do this yourself, take a large piece of paper and write the names of colors across the top in columns. When I’ve done this before, I assembled a big bucket of colorful items from around the house, but in an effort to get this activity to last longer (and because I know she can sort colors too easily), I made Little H hunt them down herself. The result was hilariously typical of my little girl–every color can be attributed to a Transformer Rescue Bot, so that is where she headed straight away.
Oh, she makes me laugh with her tomboy tendencies! She drove all the vehicles over to our paper and aligned them at attention. In her travels, sometimes she stumbled upon other colorful objects, but if left to her own devices, this would have been a Rainbow Rescue Bot sorting game, not a scavenger hunt!
Here are her final treasures, sorted in rainbow order.
please note: a touch of big sister’s influence here as well!
You can take it a step further and count your items, align the objects by size within their group, or label your items with the correct color marker. There are so many ways to extend this activity, but the best part is the sneaky learning that is going on, without your kids even knowing it.
Bring on the rainbows! Come on, spring!