5 Ways to Teach Your Preschooler About Colors

My daughter Madeline is now two. She loves going to preschool and learning. I am creating activities to do with Madeline to reinforce what she is learning in school. Currently, Madeline is learning all about colors. This has been a bit of a difficult concept for her, but I’ve created some activities to help her.

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Five Ways to Teach Your Preschooler About Colors

1. Reading: First and foremost, to help Madeline learn about colors, we are reading lots and lots of books that incorporate colors. Here are our favorites:

    With eye-catching illustrations, Madeline loves this simple story of how a chameleon learns to accept his ability to change colors.
    This is a cute story that reinforces colors.
    Madeline loves pressing the animal sound buttons as we read this story!
    Madeline loves this story since it is so repetitive. She loves reading it with me and reading it to herself.
    This book has fun finger print textures. We love to look for the hidden objects in the pictures.
    This is a sweet story about a bunny who asks his friends help to figure out what makes a rainbow. Madeline loves how ribbon colors are added to the rainbow as you turn the page. This has been a favorite since she was a baby!

    2. Sorting Activities: I’ve created some simple and fun color sorting activities. Madeline loves these! Her favorite is the Animal Color Sort. She loves to stick and pull apart the Velcro.






    3. Coloring: I created this simple and fun coloring book. Preschoolers can easily learn to read this book themselves too!



    4. Science: Madeline loved this Rainbow Drops experiment. She Especially enjoyed making the drops with the colors and the medicine dropper and trying to mix the colors.




    5. Crafts: This is one of the crafts we made. While I needed to do all of the cutting, Madeline helped me paste the rainbow strips on the cloud and say the color names of each rainbow strip.



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    Teaching Tolerance and Cultrual Diversity Through Literature

                   Teaching tolerance and cultural diversity to our students is so important in our world today. With the conflict in the Middle East, there has been a lot of discrimination and judgement towards Muslim people. This is a difficult topic to discuss with elementary age students. Despite it being difficult to discuss, I believe it is very important we find ways to teach students about different cultures. One of my favorite ways to teach about acceptance of different cultures is through books. Books help students get to know and connect with characters. This helps them realize the similarities we all have despite our differences.

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    The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania is an excellent book about two best friends getting into a fight because they think each other’s sandwiches look different and gross. The girls learn you shouldn’t judge things before you try them.



    The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi is the story of a little girl moving from Korea to America. American students have trouble prononcing Unhei's name. She considers changing it becasue she thinks it will be hard to make friends if she is different.



    The Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco is based on Patricia’s experience as a young girl when she was put in a special education classroom.


    The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis is a chapter book appropriate for upper elementary and middle school about an eleven-year-old girl living in Afghanistan during the Taliban rule.



    You can purchase my unit to go along with the Sandwich Swap here:
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