Week 3: Camouflage; Color and Light

In this final week, children explore two color themes. First, they investigate the difference between contrasting colors and colors that blend into their environment—the fascinating way that color can act as camouflage. Later in the week, children explore color and light, noticing how light changes colors, and what the world looks like viewed through rose (or orange, blue, or green) colored glasses. 

 

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5

Morning Circle

25 – 35 minutes

Watch and Discuss: Hide and Go Peep

(15 – 20 min.)

Explore and Look: Camouflage

(10 – 15 min.)

Read and Discuss: A Color of His Own

(15 – 20 min.)

Watch and Explore: Hide and Seek

(0 – 5 min.)

Watch and Discuss: Juicy Light

(15 – 20 min.)

Explore and Play: Which Fish?

(10 – 15 min.)

Watch and Discuss: Peep’s Color Quest

(15 – 20 min.)

Explore and Play: Red Light, Green Light

(10 – 15 min.)

Read and Discuss: Spicy Hot Colors

(15 – 20 min.)

Explore and Play: Feelings and Colors

(10 – 15 min.)

Learning Centers

15 – 30 minutes

Guided Activity

20 – 30 minutes

Snake Hide-and-Seek

(20 – 30 min.)

Bug Hunt

(20 – 30 min.)

Colored Light

(20 – 30 min.)

Colored Lenses

(20 – 30 min.)

The Color of Bubbles

(20 – 30 min.)

Closing Circle

10 – 15 minutes

Share the Day’s Discoveries

(10 – 15 min.)

Share the Day’s Discoveries

(10 – 15 min.)

Share the Day’s Discoveries

(10 – 15 min.)

Share the Day’s Discoveries

(10 – 15 min.)

Share the Discoveries of Explore Color

(10 – 15 min.)

Day 1

Day 1

Today children are introduced to the idea of color as camouflage. 

Day 2

Day 2

Today children continue to explore color as camouflage, in books, videos, and hands-on activities. 

Day 3

Day 3

Today children begin to explore color and light, noticing how light can pass through clear, or transparent, things. 

Day 4

Day 4

Today children look at the world through transparent colors and notice how it changes what they see. 

Day 5

Day 5

Today children explore colors, light, and bubbles, and look at colors and feelings.