St. Patrick’s Day is this Saturday, and that means green day—a day all about green. For younger children who are learning colors, this is a great day to have fun with the color green.
What can you do with the color green? Here are just a few ideas:
Make green food: You can make green eggs and ham for breakfast (and maybe read the book a little later). You can also color lunchmeat green with food coloring or make green meatloaf for dinner. Or, for a simple green meal, make a green salad.
Color in only greens: Find all the different shades of green you can and color or draw—create a picture. You can use crayons, paints, markers, glitter, etc.
Find the green: It’s like “Where’s Waldo.” Go throughout the house with your child and have your child find all the greens—anything that is the color green. This is a great way to make sure your child understands the concept of this color. You can even have a prize for finding so many “greens.”
Play color-matching game: Like memory. You can make a color-matching game with just an even number of cards and some crayons. Color the back of the cards using the crayons. Make sure each color is on two cards. Flip all the cards over and see if your child can match the right colors. Also have your child say the name of the color to practice the concept of matching the word with the object.
Read books with the color green in illustrations: As you read the book with your child, you can point out the colors on each page. You can also play “Find the Green” and point out all the green colors on a page.
This St. Patrick’s Day is full of learning opportunities, besides teaching your young child about the color green. Put on you creative hats and have fun.
Do you have any fun educational plans for this St. Patrick’s Day?