Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Practicing Colors & Patterns

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A few weeks ago, Bear was having a bit of a rough time with his dad gone for work.  When we got a package from Safari Ltd, his spirits were instantly lifted.  We got the On the Road Toob, one of their many great mini-figure toobs.  The set contained: a mack truck, delivery truck, police car, firetruck, school bus, car, truck, motorcycle, and four-wheeler. 
 
I couldn't get the tube open fast enough for Bear.  He loves anything with wheels, so this was a perfect surprise for him (as you can see by his smile below).  He also *loved* the catalog and later on, set to work circling items he'd like to add to his animal collection. 

   

After he had a chance to play with the vehicles awhile, I set up a color-matching and pattern activity using the vehicles.  For color matching, I used crayons that corresponded to the vehicles, I had Bear "park" the vehicles they matched.  (I rubber-banded the black and white crayons together for the two vehicles that are both colors.)

   
 
After he matched colors, I used a few of the vehicles and crayons to create a pattern out of the crayons for him to reproduce with the cars. 
 
 
Anything with wheels quickly becomes a favorite in our house, and these mini-figures are no different.  Because they are so durable, Bear is even able to play car wash with them without any paint wearing off.  We have also used quite a few of our fave Safari Ltd figurines to turn our train table into a zoo safari and the People at Work Toob to explore community helpers.  I think it's safe to say that we'll be adding more of them to our collection soon, judging by the many, many circles in our catalog. 
 
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2 comments:

Amanda said...

I don't know what I'm more impressed with, using the toys and crayons to teach colours and patterns, seeing crayons which haven't been destroyed or the fact that Bear has circled the catalogue items he likes!
I just love all these ideas that you and Bear share, so doable and none of them would break the bank, thank you!

Joyce said...

I'm always impressed with your ideas! Love this!

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