I read about this literacy activity a few weeks ago and we had a chance to try it on a recent rainy morning. I made a little worksheet with some clip art and deliberately chose words that started with the same sound as colors: robot, boat, guitar, yarn, owl. I planned to use the 'dot dot' markers to do this, but Mini Me wanted to use watercolors. We sat down together and I helped him name the picture and then find the color that started with the same sound, like red robot. I had to lend quite a bit of help for the first few, but by yarn and owl, Mini Me knew what he was doing. He also surprised me by choosing black for boat when I created the worksheet thinking he would go with blue.
The best part about doing learning activities like this is that he always thinks it's just fun and games. We hung his completed painting on the fridge and he keeps asking me if we can do another of those 'painting things'. Even though we do plenty of 'painting things', I know what he means and I have a few more activities ready. It took about ten minutes to do but we have admired the finished project on the fridge for much longer. Accomplishment!
The Bad Samaritan
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