Peace Love and Happiness: Peace Sign Color Sort

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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

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First, we glued our two black pieces of paper to make one large piece.

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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!

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Glue the peace sign onto the first color. Cut the excess off the sides.

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Repeat this process with each color/section of the sign.

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Start the sorting! Count the objects you’re sorting, talk about the colors, etc.

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Ways to Expand Upon this Activity:

  1. Have your child practice their cutting and gluing skills by creating the peace sign themselves.
  2. Do a color scavenger hunt around the house or in nature to use in your game.Illustrated Avatar Amanda

 

 

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