Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Color Cards from Paint Samples

Here is something you can do with paint samples that you can pick up (free) at any hardware store. I just did a "Activity in a Baggie" exchange and this is the activity I did. (They also have Mickey Mouse cards at Home Depo. that are really cute :))

1. Cut the cards up if there are multiple colors on one card.

2. Get at least 2 cards of each color.

3. Get a variety of colors.


*help you child learn their colors

*sort and categorize


*practice patterns-children will learn patterns starting in Kindergarten. You can prepare them by learning some basic patterns. ABAB, ABBA, ABC, ABAA, etc.

Tell me what other things you can think of that you could do with free paint sample cards.


Doty Family said...

I'm not sure if you scrapbook, but you can use these cards to cut out embelishments with punches. It give you a wider variety of colors to work with.

Jennifer said...

Hey, that reminds me of school! I can't wait to get them in the mail :)

Michelle said...

I can't wait to try them. I'd never thought of using them for scrapbooking.

Michelle Sybert said...

LOVE this idea!

Punch a hole in the corners, slip a D ring or key ring through them all and you have a portable color wheel. You could also write the name of the color directly on the card to promote word regognition. Write the letters of the alphabet directly on them and correspond it to the ROYGBIV scale to help with letter recognition.