Every Friday I will send out a colour study plan for the next week, unveiling the colour and related activities, including:
- sensory experiences, including sensory bins and sensory baths;
- practical life activities, including fine motor and nature study;
- language development including vocabulary enrichment and storytelling;
- gross motor skills;
- art (creation and appreciation);
- rhythm and music exploration;
- food, including a couple of recipes;
- spiritual development;
- and mathematics.
For the older child, I would include cultural study.
(We will not be altering our French language studies beyond learning the French term for that week’s colour and encouraging its use during our French discussions.)
The summer will culminate in a rainbow week, so I encourage you to save the activities or objects that your child most enjoys each week for inclusion then.
This may seem a bit overwhelming for some, so I encourage you to focus on the activities that are most feasible for your family. If you are new to home learning, pick three ideas — either your favourites or ones that can be easily recreated with items you already have in your home. If you have a crazy workday, perhaps it is feasible to spend two minutes gathering some water-proof and child-friendly household items and toys in that week’s colour to transform bath time into an enriching, sensory experience, no extra prep or purchases required!