Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Warm and Cool Colors

Yup, we are still working on the color lapbook, and it's been so much fun! Here is a little project the kiddos did to learn about warm and cool colors.

First we got some fabric scraps from my mom, making sure to choose fairly solid colors and a variety of both warm and cool colors. We talked about warm and cool colors--what colors made them feel warm and cozy like the sun? What colors made them feel cool like ice and snow and winter mornings? They seemed to understand this intuitively. I made a lapbook tri-fold book to go along with this project since this obviously wouldn't be going into our lapbook.

Next, I cut out a big rectangle of contact paper and labeled the two sides warm and cool. The kids each had a pile of fabric scraps and sorted the fabric into the two catgories. These turned out really pretty and pleasing to the eye!

4 comments:

Amanda said...

What a great project and a fantastic idea for all my little scraps of fabric hanging around!

Deborah said...

This is such a terrific idea. The scraps do look quite lovely all together!

Lorus! said...

I love this idea! We used your Primary and Secondary color activity with water glasses Tuesday. The little boys loved pouring the glasses of colored water and seeing the colors blend. Thanks for the fun color ideas!

Itsy Bitsy Learners said...

I love this idea! Have bookmarked it for later in the school year!!

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