Whether she’s just learning the name of the stripes in a rainbow or discovering that blue and yellow make green, there are plenty of ways to help your child explore the colorful world in which we are. let’s live. Here are some of our favorite games.
Mystery mosaics color by number
Match the letters in the squares on the page with the corresponding pencil colors and observe the appearance of an image. Will it be a majestic lion? A colorful parrot? A nice feather? As the answer reveals itself, parents can appreciate the concentration required for these coloring puzzles.
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Melissa & Doug On the Go Secret Decoder Activity Book Set
Hidden ink, red lens technology, and a decoder wheel play an important role in this mystery-solving kit for ages seven and up. The colors are revealed and the crimes are solved. 54 separate puzzles are included.
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DIY: discover the color
Draw a large circle on a sheet of paper, then dissect it into a 6-course pie. Take 6 different colors or crayons and have your child color each pie section a unique color. Then take a black pencil and color them all over the circle, pressing hard on the paper as you go. Once the pie turns black, take an object with a flat edge (the tip of a spoon or the corner of a ruler will do) and let your child creatively carve shapes in the black circle. The outline of a butterfly, cloud or heart will appear in a swirl of vibrant hues.
ABC coloring book
What could be better than teaching your child the names of colors? Teach them new words at the same time. This coloring book lists the letters of the alphabet, associated with up to 35 objects starting with the same letter that your child can color.
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Children’s travel fun book
Take this gem with you on your next family trip. Ninety-six fun coloring pages, including a holiday card design and instructions on making – and coloring – a paper airplane. The book also includes distractions such as diaries and a game of charades.
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DIY: dress up Mr. Rabbit
This simple game requires nothing more than a box of pencils and an active imagination. How it works: Take the black pencil and draw your child the outline of a vertical, humanized rabbit (a round head with large ears and mustaches, an oval middle and elongated feet will do – this is not an art competition). Then she chooses a few colors and pencils from a shirt, pants and shoes. Sure, a coloring book could provide better sketches, but there’s something special about working together to create the wacky illustration.
Since the kids went to summer camp, the camp counselors have kept the kids busy transforming their simple white undershirts into psychedelic artwork. You can use a one-step kit to streamline the process, or a DIY like this: Take a white cotton shirt and soak it in a hot solution of water and ash. Remove and dry. Add food coloring or clothing dye to a gallon of lukewarm water. Take your t-shirt, roll it into a tube shape and segment it with rubber bands. Dip a section into the dye solution. To delete. Repeat with a new dye of a different color until the entire shirt is colored. Let it air dry. Unroll and enjoy your masterpiece.
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