Inside: Learning the color yellow is fun with this collage activity. Download the free printable, sort small pieces, and glue the yellow ones onto the sun!
Learning colors with toddlers and preschoolers does not need to be complicated.
In fact, the easier activities seem to be more inviting, not to mention less stressful for teachers and parents!
I created a free sun printable that encourages toddlers and preschoolers to recognize the color yellow while creating a collage.
Scroll down to find the free download!
Learning the Color Yellow with a Fun Collage Activity
Watch the video:
- Color recogniton
- Fine motor
- Small yellow items
- Sun printable (scroll down to find link to download)
Setting Up this Activity:
Place the small pieces in a container.
Provide glue and a brush.
How this Activity Works:
Talk with the children about the color yellow.
Have a few different colored pieces and ask them what the colors are.
Pull the yellow piece out and explain that today the focus is on the color yellow.
After brushing or squeezing glue on top of the yellow sun, invite the children to remove the yellow pieces from the container and press them on to the sun.
Each time the children retrieve a small piece from the container, they are pinching it. As they place it on the sun, they are using their fingers to press the pieces.
How to Expand this Activity:
Provide a variety of colors rather than just yellow.
Invite the children to find the yellow pieces and separate them from the rest before gluing them on to the sun.
Turn this into a counting game by having numbers written on pieces of paper or using wooden numbers.
As a number is placed on the table, ask the child to identify it and then put that many pieces onto the sun.
At first this can be done without the glue so that the pieces can be removed to try another number.
Eventually the children can glue all the pieces onto the sun.
Make it and take it home the same day.
If this is something to take home the same day, replace the glue with glue sticks. Use lighter weight materials (paper, cellophane, etc.) that will stick easily.
Click on the photo below for free pdf:
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