In our classroom we have a center for teaching colors and shapes that is a little unusual I think. It consists of a light table (very soft light) and a basket containing wood framed, plastic shapes. These shapes glow with luminous color when placed on the light table. Students can move the shapes around to build pictures; teachers can point to the colors and shapes to identify them verbally. I think it is fitting for a church preschool center. The shapes remind me of stained glass. Our church windows also have similar shapes and colors. Perhaps I should invent some sort of treasure hunt or find the shapes/colors game for my young students that will utilize this table more and also introduce them to seeing colors and shapes in the environment that shelters them?
More Methods To Teach About Colors and Shapes:
- Why Colors and Shapes Matter
- Teaching Colors and Shapes to Young Children Through Music
- Teaching color and shape vocabulary with games
- Learning Station Idea for Colors and Shapes
- Color Wheel for Toddlers and another aid for increased manipulative difficulty
- Teaching shapes and colors Christmas theme
- Color sorting and matching for toddlers using pom-poms
- Gumball Machine Color Matching with Craft Pom Poms
- Color Sorting and Matching Activities for Toddlers
- Tot School - Red
- toddler "busy bag" swap!
- Sorting Colors and Shapes
- Shape Monsters
- Five fun ways to teach with tape