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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Red Day

As a way to teach Ben his colors, I have decided to spend a full day focusing on each one. I won't be able to do it every day (just a day here, a day there). My mom did this with me when I was little. And recently, I've seen them featured on various blogs. Here is our take:

First, we wear red clothes. 

Then, we read books with the color red like this one about the ladybug and of course Clifford the Big Red dog. I found these at our library. 
I also got videos with the color red: Elmo is red and so are firetrucks.

We ate red foods on a red plate. I got lucky having a red plate :)
Here we have strawberries, apples and tomatoes. He also got a red icee pop and red Jello. 

We'll do another Red Day and have beets, red peppers, spaghetti, etc. 

And finally, we did a craft. I want to do a ladybug out of a paper plate. But we had church stuff going on tonight, so we did a simple craft instead. 
I took red construction paper, wrote "Red" on it,  cut out pictures of things that were red and just red paper out of a magazine. Then, I let him glue stick it all on the red paper.
He had more fun with the glue stick, but oh well. 

Don't forget to hang the artwork on the frig :)