We started Enrichment Rocks! with the book Mix It Up and, to see how much we’ve grown over the year, we are finishing with it too!
What we did:
- We read the interactive book, Mix It Up
- We did various color activities that were similar to several activities that we did through the year including:
- Watching food color drops rain down and diffuse in the water (the water cycle)
- Coloring with stencils and shapes
- Making symmetry with paint
- We mixed colors to customize our own frosting and spread it on sugar cookies (which we ate!)
What we learned:
- The primary colors are red, yellow, and blue – they make the secondary colors which are purple, orange, and green.
- The more we experiment, the more colors we can make.
- Color is one of the details in the world that makes it more interesting.
- Playing with food can be fun!
How to Keep Exploring:
- Play with color at home – mix paint, use food coloring, and go on color scavenger hunts.
- Talk about how shape, colors, and patterns are part of your environment. See how many shapes, colors, and patterns your child can find.
- Make a color book of your own and let your child make up names for all the colors he or she invents.