Sunday, November 15, 2009

Theme days: Colors

When my oldest two kids were under three we often had "theme days."  I felt like choosing a theme like specific colors made the planning easy.

I remember a blue day when we had blueberries with our breakfast and blue milk, blue hard boiled eggs (from Easter egg coloring kits- but you could just use food dye and follow the directions on the box), colored with different shades of blue crayons, pointed out blue objects around the house, and even dyed the bubble bath blue with food coloring. 

I think it was after several days of different colors that we had an activity one day with colored water teaching our primary colors and secondary colors by mixing them.

If you're feeling adventurous you can even make your own playdough in your theme color.  I like to use this recipe posted about here.  I don't usually add the glitter though.  I personally don't like the smell of store-bought playdough.  So if we're not making peanut butter playdough than this is what we use. 


  1. I like this idea! I will definitely try it. You can probably do all kinds of themes, like "Square day" and "A day" where all your activities and projects center around that thing. My son Lee loves calling things "parties," so that's what I'll try... hm...tomorrow will probably be "Orange Party Day." :D It makes me smile just thinking about it.

  2. Oh how fun! I don't think we've ever done orange. I can think of all the citrus-y goodness with it.

    Orange candles
    Orange juice
    Orange wedges/ orange smiles
    orange playdough
    orange clothes

    And how SO CUTE is it that Lee calls them "parties?!" I'm going to call it that too. Thanks Lee. ;)

  3. What a great idea! I have never even thought to do anything like this with my pre-schooler.