Following the rainbow (ROYGBIV), next up after Red Week came ORANGE week for Sweet P. We followed the same structure of our red week, involving an orange discovery box, orange foods, orange clothes, and an orange craft.
For the orange discovery box, I once again just scoured the house for anything orange.
There were so many orange foods to choose from! Clockwise we have cheddar cheese shapes, shredded carrot, roasted butternut squash, orange chunks, and sweet potato fries.
Y'all, I thought little man was going to turn orange himself.
Orange mittens for playing in the snow.
Orange selfies, check.
For the orange craft, Parker experimented with orange watercolor paint. First, I let him go to town on a blank piece of paper.
Then, I freehanded and cut out a fish shape on card stock (I just needed a shape that was orange), traced it on his watercolor page with pencil and cut it out.
He was having so much fun painting that I let him do another sheet, so we had even more fish cut outs. I pasted two back to back and added a mouth and goggly eye so he had a little orange fishy friend to take around:
Parker helped me paste the other one on a piece of blue paper (then I added the mouth and paper eye).
It has been amazing seeing Parker become more consistent and confident in his color identification! Orange (or, "Oooaaahrrrrr" as he calls it) was a color he really didn't know at all before, and he can point it out everywhere now! He continues to be strong with last week's color "gah" (red), and "boooo" (blue) even though we haven't studied that color yet, and he has somehow randomly picked up brown (I'm guessing Brown Bear, Brown Bear had something to do with it). He's also pretty good with purple, but yellow and green need the most work, which is perfect because those are our next two color studies!