This busy bag is the perfect activity to accompany the book Bear Sees Colors.
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My son and I were introduced to Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman as part of the Book Club Play Dates monthly series. It’s a really lovely story about a bear who sees different colours all around him with the help of his animal friends.
I glued some matching coloured felt to small pieces of cardboard to make individual boards for the busy bag. Note – make them bigger than I did!!
I printed all the words and images onto white card. At this point you could laminate the images and text for better durability but I was too eager to see how he played with them! I decided that the images would have to be sticky, so I cut each one out then attached tiny bits of sticky Velcro to the back of each image.
My son is such a busy bag expert now that as soon as he sees a little baggie full of fun-looking things he knows it’s for him! So we spread it all out on the table and he immediately started matching things up.
He did SO well on his colour words – getting them all right. I didn’t know that he knew them! He did the other words too, with the exception of “water” (which actually might be due to the font I chose) and “banana” which I bet he would have worked out in the end as it is one of his favourite funny words! I was SO glad that I included the words as well as images, though.
This activity would be very easy to tailor-make for your child, depending on their ability and comprehension. And it was a reminder to me to keep working on my son’s reading as he’s doing fantastically right now!A fun activity to go with the book Bear Sees Colors! Click To Tweet
If you love this book as much as we do, then check out the other Book Club Play Date activity ideas from my co-hosts!
- Rainbow Sensory Activities for Preschoolers from Fun-A-Day
- Ice Cream Scope Color Hunt Snack from Sugar Aunts
- Color Hunt from The House of Burke
- Bear Sees Colors Animal Coloring Activity from Still Playing School