Summer Fun No. 25, Color Match Book


Jack put together these color books during naptime using paint sample cards (we chose rainbow-colored square cards), a hole punch and a few binder rings.  I didn't take a great photo of the book itself but you need to punch a hole through each card and use a binder ring to hold them together.  Then make a hole in each of the colors for easy color comparison.


We headed to the park for a picnic before swim class and thought it was the perfect location for some color matching fun.  They started with what they were wearing...


Moved on to organic objects...


The bike rack had a wealth of colors to search out....


And finally we moved into the pool area itself.


 

To be perfectly honest, I didn't think this activity would hold their attention very long but they really enjoyed it.  In fact, I was done way before they were (and they are still matching colors in the house when they think of it).  It was great for each of them...Olivia was able to work on finding the correct page when I mentioned a specific color, EJ spent time identifying colors "in the wild" and then matching them to her book, and Jack really concentrated on values and whether or not he had the exact shade to match an object.  They all seem to be enjoying having their own color book now too (so much so that they are each labeled with names to reduce fighting).

-Project idea via Frugal Family Fun