RED GROUP COLLAGE
One of my favorite activities with preschoolers is a color
collage. Lay a piece of butcher paper on the floor or on a
long table. Let your children take turns painting a patch
of red, then sticking on red collage materials.
Have collage materials ready in abundant supply for your
children to choose from. Suggestions include:
Red pictures cut from magazines
Red buttons, red ribbon pieces
Red flower petals, red tissue paper squares
Red paper hearts, red straw piece
Be sure to have some red glitter handy for sprinkling on
as each child finishes their small section.
Let the group collage dry, then hang it on a classroom wall
or in a hallway.
A must to do when emphasizing the color red, is to make
up a big batch of red playdough. Let your children make
red cherry balls, red apples, red pies and cakes. My favorite
quick dough recipe is to put two cups of hot water and
one cup of salt in a bowl. Add food coloring and stir
the mixture until the salt dissolves. Gradually add two
cups flour and stir, then kneed the dough. Add more water
or flour as needed. This dough will not last forever,
but it will last a week if you keep it covered between
- Set out a red wagon and encourage your children
to till it with red objects from around your room.
- Encourage your children to wear red clothes to school
on a special red day.
- Place lots of red outfits in your dress-up area.
- Play the board game, Hi Ho Cherry-O.
- Call on children wearing red to be the first to
get ready to go outside.
DOWN ON THE FARM
Play a red color game with your children. Have them
pretend that they have gone on a trip to a farm. Have
them take turns naming red things that they find. Start
with, "I went down to the farm and saw a red ______."
Children could name things such as, a red barn, a red
truck, a red cat, a red hen, a red apple, a red tomato,
a red tractor.