Viewing our world through a colorful lens in preschool!

The children in this classroom have a very colorful view of their world!

This classroom has the luxury of four large windows down low at child’s eye view. I happened by the classroom the other day and noticed that the teacher placed see-through colored cellophane on the windows for the children to look through.

There is an orange view…

There is a yellow view…

There is a purple view…

And a red view…

I had to see for myself how the world looks through each of these colors…

The purple, red, and yellow were each amazing to look through.  The orange was a little more subtle…

What a fun and unique way to introduce children to colors and a great conversation sparker as they view their world through each of these colors.

By |2010-09-21T06:00:13+00:00September 21st, 2010|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Teacher Cheryl September 21, 2010 at 6:27 am - Reply

    Hey there Deborah! I love how your posts are so much in line with what I’m doing or also posted. 🙂 Here’s something I did last year… which I shared sometime last week. I like the whole window idea though! But if you can’t cover up your whole window, you can also try these!

  2. Teacher Cheryl September 21, 2010 at 11:18 am - Reply

    I love your activities as well! 🙂 Wish there was a way to hook up with you! I will be attending your webinar tomorrow. Good luck!

  3. polwig September 21, 2010 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    I love this !! I was thinking of giving my kids different lenses to look through while driving, something to keep them quiet in a car this is great idea.

  4. Jennifer December 31, 2010 at 6:04 am - Reply

    Hi when I was reading about the coloured windows I recalled many years ago the mothercraft nurse in charge of the daycare room I worked in had placed small coloured squares of all the various colours of celophane she used vaseline on the windows to stick them on……..this was done in the home corner area and during the day the sun would shine through and cause a prism effect across the carpet (rainbow) the children would walk through it ……and across that area…….They really enjoyed this

    • Deborah J. Stewart December 31, 2010 at 2:38 pm - Reply

      What a wonderful and unique idea! Thank you for sharing that with me:)

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