Our previous playdate with Mommy R, Adorable A and Pretty Ate was about shapes. We had Grace Chong and Ggie Bernabe’s God’s Favorite Shape to go along with it. We have their book on colors too – God’s Favorite Color – so I thought we’ll have a color themed playdate next. However, Mommy R and I settled on Ellen Stoll Walsh’s Mouse Paint instead. We figured the kids will be able to relate more into the succeeding activity after hearing about Mouse Paint.
Playdate Theme: Colors
- Free play
- Clean up
- Circle Time
- Storytelling: Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh. I just read until the part where “So they washed themselves down to a nice soft white” so to cover the idea of primary colors and mixing them to get more colors. I doubt if the 1 year olds appreciate the concept but anyways, it’s very useful for 6-year old Ate. We quizzed her a little on this. I made color cut outs to pass around during the storytelling.
- Activity: Mixing colors – small tubs of red, blue and yellow paint were made available to the kids. They free-painted with the colors and mix them up to get “new” colors.
- Wash up and Merienda – Snack times are always an opportune time to teach about waiting and falling in line to wash hands, and praying before meals.
- Circle Time again
- Activity: Color matching – Mommy R gathered some toys and household stuff of particular colors in a basket. The kids were to get an item and match them to the right color guide posted on a wall.
- Closing Song
This post is long overdue, almost a month overdue actually. My bad! And so the reason why this post is rather short compared to previous ones.