BLUE NATURE ART
Invite your children to try one or more of these activities.
||Blue Skies: Brush blue paint over pieces of white paper.
When the paint has dried, glue on a few cotton clouds.
||Bluebirds: Glue blue craft-store feathers onto bird
shapes that have been cut out of blue construction paper.
||Blue Waves: Cover pieces of white paper with blue finger-painted
waves. Allow the paint to dry before gluing on colored
|BLUE BUG CREATIONS
Give your children a variety of materials to use for creating
imaginary Blue Bugs. Include such items as blue paper
plates or paper cups, blue paper and fabric scraps, blue
yarn and ribbon pieces, blue stickers, blue pompoms, and
blue chenille stems. Also set out glue, tape, and blue
paint with paintbrushes. When the children have completed
their Blue Bugs, display their creations for everyone
PAINT CHIP GAMES
At a paint store, pick up several paint strips that contain
squares ranging from dark to light shades of blue. Cut
each strip into individual squares and store them in a
separate envelope. To play, invite your children to take
turns opening an envelope, removing the squares, and arranging
them from dark to light blue shades or from light to dark
Let each of your children choose a blue object, such as a block,
a crayon, or a marker, to hold. Then start telling a story about
blue. Whenever the children hear the word "blue,"
have them hold up their blue objects. Continue the story as
long as interest lasts.
Tint water with blue food coloring and pour it into a variety
of containers, such as milk cartons, margarine tubs, paper cups,
or ice cube trays. Place the containers in the freezer. When
the blue ice shapes are frozen solid, remove them from the containers
and let your children float them in your water table or make
ice sculptures with them outdoors.
WE LOVE BLUE
Tune: "Three Blind Mice"
We love blue. We love blue.
Yes, we do. Yes, we do.
We love the ocean and sky so blue.
We love blue ribbons and blue jeans too.
We love blueberries, so good for you.
Yes, we love blue.
Continue singing about other things that could be blue, such
as socks, shirts, crayons, or markers.
There aren't many blue foods to enjoy, but here are a few suggestions.
|| Make blue gelatin Jigglers cut into fun shapes.
|| Serve blue corn tortilla chips with a favorite dip.
||Eat fresh blueberries plain or on top of cereal.