Orange Crafts and Activities {Learning Colours with Brown Bear Series}

This is the ninth (and last!) in my series about Learning Colours, based on the animals in the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?

Orange Crafts and Activities {Learning Colours with Brown Bear Series}

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This week we focused on the gold fish. However, for the purposes of this colour learning series, I’m going to deviate slightly and pretend that the text in the book says “orange fish” or even “orange goldfish”. So we’ve been looking at all things orange this week!

Drawing and Painting with Orange
I got some orange paint, orange glitter paint and orange glitter glue for F to experiment with. I also provided a fish-shaped sponge and cookie cutter.

Orange Crafts and Activities

F also made some orange handprints which I made into fish. I mounted them onto some blue card together with the fish prints from the sponge and cookie cutter. For more ideas see Handprint Fish.

Orange Crafts and Activities

We coloured-in a picture of a fish using an orange crayon, an orange pencil, and two orange marker pens.

Orange Crafts and Activities

Paint Swatch Fish
I was inspired by babies, toddlers and preschoolers, oh my! to use paint swatches (paint chips) to make this cute fish. First I drew an outline of a fish onto card (using a handy orange fish template I happened to have lying around!). Then using a 1″ round hole punch I cut out loads of orange circles from paint swatches.

Orange Crafts and Activities
Orange Crafts and Activities

I gave them to F and he happily stuck on three circles. Then he was all done. I delicately tried to suggest that actually the fish needed a few more.

Orange Crafts and Activities

So we did some more together, and then he was finished. I confess that I added a few more to fill in the spaces, and (because I thought you would be disappointed if I didn’t) added a googly eye.

paintswatchfish

Magnetic Fishing Game
I made this fishing game for F from craft foam, magnets, yarn and chopsticks!

Magnetic Fishing Game
Wooden Fish
We bought this kit for $1 and painted it orange!

Orange Crafts and Activities

Goldfish Crackers
Check out this cute snack – sweet Goldfish Grahams crackers set into blue Jello!

Sweet Goldfish Crackers in Jello

Clownfish Paper Aquarium
I have blogged about the fabulous Canon Creative Park website before, and here is the latest piece – an aquarium! This was definitely a papercraft for adults as much of it was VERY fiddly.

Orange Crafts and Activities

F was really gentle with it – I was very impressed!

Orange Crafts and Activities


Orange Peel Painting and Prints
More orange paint! I was inspired by Lalymom to use orange peel to make prints. I decided to keep the orange whole and gave F a paper plate to dip the orange into. Then I cut the orange in half and made prints from the open side. We got some great effects!

Orange Crafts and Activities

Orange Container of Orange Stuff
I put together a container for F filled with interesting orange items. This was his favourite colour-themed container so far – he loved the wind up fish, orange trumpet and orange spring. Boing!

Orange Crafts and Activities {Learning Colours with Brown Bear Series}

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