Tuesday, January 27, 2009

We Did it! Unplugged-Color

We haven't been doing the unplugged projects for a while. :( Well actually we have done a lot of things that would probably have fit with in the scope of the theme but the holidays kicked my bum and I didn't do much posting throughout November and December.

I was looking at the newest theme or idea which was color and was desperate for an idea. Cali is still a little under the weather but needed something to do.

I had some old magazines lying around so I decided to let her make a color collage book. I took a pretty blue file folder and cut the tab off of it. I found construction paper in the colors of the rainbow and trimmed them down to fit.
We punched holes in both and tied them with a bright orange ribbon.

While we were getting our supplies together and assembled we talked about the colors in the rainbow, in preschool terms. Then I handed her a pair of scissors, a glue stick and some magazines. She cut out pictures from the magazines that had the colors of her book pages.

In case I haven't mentioned it, she's been sick so this project was touch and go. She really wanted a lot of help which really meant "Can't I just sit on your lap and do this project". I really thought it would turn into a "5 minutes for mom" thing but not today.

She did enjoy it and I suppose I am glad that just sitting on my lap can still make everything all better! She didn't fill her pages but told me she would be adding more to it later. I figure until those pages are full, I can always yank it out for a quick activity to pass the time. As long as she is feeling good!


Crescent Moon said...

I'm sorry your little one is sick.
The book looks very nice, though.

Erica said...

Awww, I'm sorry she's been sick. I hope she is feeling all better soon. I love the color idea book, so pretty too!

naomi said...

Hope she feels better soon. Collage is a nice quiet activity for when you're poorly.

Anonymous said...

great book! homemade books are so much fun to make!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry that Cali has not been well. Hope she is better soon. In the meantime, this seems to be a wonderful activity.