Welcome back to the Kinder Club blog! Each week we will focus on an early literacy concept and share fun activities and tips to help reinforce a variety of kindergarten readiness skills.

This week’s concept is colors!

Colors are everywhere! Look around the room. What colors do you see?
Right now in the Children’s Department at the library I see a blue backpack, an orange tiger and my purple shoes! Look at the clothes you are wearing today. Are you wearing red? Maybe green? Click on the Learning Station’s color song video and follow the directions.

Now that you’ve danced your way through the colors, look at the rainbow image above. Can you name the colors in the rainbow? How many letters do you recognize in the names of the colors? Can you count the arches in the rainbow?

Have you ever seen a real rainbow? When do rainbows usually appear? Do you remember the name Mrs. K. shared with you to remember the order of the colors in a rainbow? I’ll give you a start ROY…

Mrs. K. shared a fun rainbow craft with you today to reinforce color recognition. If you did not pick up one of our Kinder Club packets that included the activity, don’t worry – you can do something similar at home. Grab some paper and crayons. Cut your paper into strips just like Mrs. K. did and then use your crayons that match the colors of the rainbow to color each strip. Next, cut or tear your strips into little pieces. Finally, glue your pieces (in the correct order – remember ROY G BIV) to a separate piece of paper to make your rainbow.

If you picked up a Kinder Club practice packet from the library, have fun completing this week’s activities and stay tuned for our next activity post.

Kindergarten Readiness Prep: Look at the squares below. How many colors can you name? What is your favorite color? Learning colors is super fun and can be done anywhere – inside, outside, or even upside down! Practice identifying colors this week by going on a color hunt. Can you find something that matches each of the colors below?