We are finishing up our unit on the colors of the rainbow this week and we are having so much fun with it, I can’t wait to share this with you!
We created a place for the colorful animals G made to hang out:
It was actually pretty easy to do: We traced an outline of an ark on a piece of poster board. Then we glued ripped pieces of brown construction paper onto the ark. Then we cut out some squares of black construction paper and added them in for windows. Once the glue was dry, we cut out the shape of the ark from the poster board.
When we presented it to G, she was so excited! We took out her handcrafted animals and we talked about the colors and names of the animals. We talked about how Noah took the animals into the ark with his family. And we talked about our memory verse: God said, “I put my [rain]bow in the clouds,..I will remember.” By the end of the week, G could finish the verse for me (so exciting!).
She also enjoyed playing with the animals and pointing out their eyes.
If you missed the tutorials for creating these simple toddler crafts, here are the links to each of them:
These crafts have all been VERY BASIC, but our little one (almost 21 months) has enjoyed doing them. They have helped with her fine motor skills and creativity, while reinforcing the color of the week. Please feel free to use any of these ideas and share them with others. If you do the craft, please let me know. I would love to get feedback from others who tried them with their toddlers.
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My son is 18 months old and we have been going through Brown Bear, Brown Bear and focusing on a color one week at a time. I stumbled across your blog and I will definitely be using some of your different ideas. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Amanda! We love Brown Bear and used it often at that age. Our little one also loves the follow up: Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear? That will be great for exploring sound with your little one! So glad you found us, hope the ideas inspire you and your little one!