We discussed how colors make us feel. Blue can make us feel sad or calm while yellow feels like summer. We made a chart of colors and what they remind us of and the feelings they evoke. I followed up with a few Pablo Picasso videos on YouTube. Thank you Interwebz for these awesome resources.
To end our day, each child chose a color and made a picture using just that color. I would have liked if they chose colors for their moods, but true to kid form they picked their favorite colors.
|Ladybug made some angry birds (purple makes her feel angry and wild) with a James Rizzi sun.|
|Mister chose green and made things that grow.|
|The Wee One chose blue and her picture ended up with a water theme.|
One of my favorite parts about these kind of things is when the kiddos take it to real life. Halle was without her siblings for a few hours and she spent the entire time using the driveway as her canvas. Each section of the driveway had a color period. She was so excited and said, "Here is my green period. Here is my red period....and my pink period."