As our Peace, Love and Happiness theme comes to a close, I wanted to keep our final project simple. Teaching children, especially about kindness, starts at home and is as simple as playing a game to start a conversation.
Craft/Activity/Snack: Peace Sign Color Sort
Objective: Practice color recognition with a rainbow peace sign game.
Skills Utilized: color recognition, language development, early math skills, fine motor
Suggested Reading: Peas on Earth by Todd H. Doodler
Materials: Black paper, four different colors of paper (we chose to use the first four colors of the 🌈 ), objects the color of your paper to sort (we used Lego Duplos but you could use buttons, paper scrapes, crayons, etc), scissors, glue
First, we glued our two black pieces of paper to make one large piece.
Next, cut out a circle and use this technique Jess taught us to create the perfect peace sign in her post for peace sign sun catchers!
Glue the peace sign onto the first color. Cut the excess off the sides.
Repeat this process with each color/section of the sign.
Start the sorting! Count the objects you’re sorting, talk about the colors, etc.
Ways to Expand Upon this Activity:
- Have your child practice their cutting and gluing skills by creating the peace sign themselves.
- Do a color scavenger hunt around the house or in nature to use in your game.