WHITE TEXTURE COLLAGE
| This is a fun project for your children
to do as a group. Set out a large piece of white poster
board for a base. Then invite the children to create a
texture collage by gluing on an assortment of white materials,
such as cotton balls, facial tissue, string, lace, felt
scraps, plastic-foam peanuts, navy beans, plastic bag
scraps, and salt.
From white tissue paper or other paper, cut out small
shapes, such as circles or squares. Punch a hole in the
middle of each shape. Then let your children string the
shapes on pieces of white yarn to make necklaces. (Necklace
activities require adult supervision.)
WHITE MEMORY GAME
| On a tray, place several
white items, such as a piece of chalk, a cotton ball,
an envelope, a facial tissue, and a sugar cube. Allow
your children to examine the items for a minute or two.
Then cover the tray with a white cloth and have the children
try to name the items from memory. Or secretly remove
one item and ask the children to tell you which one is
Collect clean items of both white and colored clothing.
Mix up the items and place them in a box. Invite your
children to "sort the laundry" by placing all
the white clothes in one basket and all the colored clothes
in another one.
MARY'S LITTLE LAMB PUPPETS
Give your children lamb shapes cut from heavy white paper
to decorate with glued-on cotton. Help them add faces to their
lambs with markers and tape on craft sticks for handles. Have
the children use their puppets while reciting or singing "Mary
Had a Little Lamb."
For each of your children, tape a white paper circle to
the floor. Let the children dance around while you name
different colored items. Whenever they hear the name of
something white, have them stop dancing and stand on a
white circle. Continue as long as you wish.