Color Squirt

I loosely follow the Hubbard’s Cupboard 2s curriculum with Logan. This month we are doing fall activities. One of the suggestions was to create leaves of different colors, place them on the floor, throw a beanbag and name the color of the leaf. Logan had no real interest in this game. I played for about 5 minutes just trying to model how much fun it could be. After no more than 5 minutes I, too, quit. (I mean, I DO know my colors…)
Then I saw this post and had an “a-ha moment”. The next day we were outside and I grabbed the chalk and  drew leaves of different colors. Then I would say a color and Logan would spray water on the colored leaf.
He loves the spray bottle. He usually uses it to clean supersoak the house.
It’s amazing how a new activity can become engaging when we begin with a prior activity that interests the child.  Now, if only I can remember to do that every time we play!!
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Comments

  1. says

    Oh I like your version! I like Hubbards Cupboard, too – we’re doing the 3’s curriculum – but my son doesn’t show much interest in some of the activities there either, so we’re trying to come up with our a-hah moments too! I might try this with my (almost) 2 yr old!

  2. says

    Oh I like your version! I like Hubbards Cupboard, too – we’re doing the 3’s curriculum – but my son doesn’t show much interest in some of the activities there either, so we’re trying to come up with our a-hah moments too! I might try this with my (almost) 2 yr old!

  3. says

    I love your honesty here! I swear, half of the “super fun” activities I find….my little guy couldn’t care less. This is a perfect example of a little creativity going a long way.

    Thanks for the reminder!!

  4. says

    I love that your “a-ha!” moment meant that you got to combine what you wanted to do with something that he loved, and making it worthwhile for both of you :) Sometimes I could really do with one of those!