We have been following along with Play Create Explore and their weekly exploration of color. Last week was green. This week is red. One thing that I have learned so far from these themes is to think of new ways to use what we have around the house…things I've overlooked before! Here are some activities that we did at our house:
Light Box Ladybug Dress Up Party
Ladybug is the affectionate name I call my daughter most often so it was only natural to focus on ladybugs this week. She put on her Ladybug Halloween costume and then we turned the lights red in our multi-colored light box to dress it up like a ladybug with some freehand black construction paper shapes I had cut out. We invited her Happy Napper ladybug and her Pillow Pet ladybug. We didn't affix the spots on the light box, which allowed her to slide them around and rearrange them. We counted them, took one away or added one and counted again. A couple times I arranged the spots a certain way on one wing and asked her if she could match it on the other side.
I think this was her favorite light box activity yet! In fact she asked to have a Ladybug Party again the next day and she decided that I needed to dress up like a ladybug too. I put on a red shirt and let her tape more black circles to my back. Then she asked for ladybug music on Pandora (her first website word, sigh!) so I put on some kids music. And…Boom…Ladybug Dance Party, Lalymom Style!