Monday, March 29, 2010

Colour Matching Easter Egg

This morning while building block houses with the kids I asked Neevah for the yellow block and she tried to pass me a green block so I knew it was time to go over our colours again. So sticking with the Easter theme we made a colourful stripey easter egg this activity presented plenty of opportunities to name and match colours. Depending on the age of your child and how long they will sit at one craft you may like to try less colours Neevah's ethusiaism for the project was wavering by the end (she did roughly 75% by herslf) and she asked for help sticking on the tissue paper pieces. This would also be a great activity to do with a larger group of children just draw a huge egg and let them all help stick on the stripes.

You will need
PaperColoured Markers
Tissue Paper / Crepe Paper
Ribbon (optional)

To Make
1 .Draw a Large Egg Shape with stripes - 1 stripe per colour
2 .Colour each stripe with marker pen to correspond with your tissue paper colours3 .Cut up your tissue paper into small pieces
4 .Ask your child to sort the tissue paper into piles of the same colour5 .Ask your child to name all the colours on the egg and to find the matching pile of tissue paper
6 .Glue the pieces of tissue paper onto the egg matching up the colours - we named each colour as we stuck it on .... once she asked for my help we divded the roles up a little she picked a piece of tissue paper, named the colour then showed me where to put it and I stuck it onto the egg7 . Let it dry8 .Cut out the egg shape and add a ribbon (optional)
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