Exploring our world with DIY color scopes

DIY Color Scopes by Teach Preschool

Where possible, we try to integrate different kinds of DIY tools for play into our classroom environment. Our set of color scopes were made by Mrs. Courtney last year and we kept them out for several months of play and exploration…

DIY Color Scopes by Teach Preschool

Mrs. Courtney made the color scopes by covering the end of each paper tube with a color of cellophane and then wrapped the tube with a matching color of duct tape to hold the cellophane in place and protect the tubes from getting torn up. We placed the color scopes in different places like in the windows, on a table, in a basket, and near the light table…

DIY Color Scopes by Teach Preschool

We invited the children to take the color scopes outdoors for play too…

DIY Color Scopes by Teach Preschool

A super simple DIY for the classroom to invite the exploration of color, color mixing, and light…

DIY Color Scopes by Teach Preschool

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Color Wheels Game by Thrive 360 Living

Viewing our World through a Colorful Lens by Teach Preschool

Color and Light Collage by An Everyday Story

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Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

Let me tell ya...

With each new challenge that you overcome, you will find yourself better equipped and more passionate about teaching young children.

God didn't call wimps to lead, teach, or care for His children. Nope, he has high expectations, so get ready. You will have to give your very best but after teaching for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is a wonderful and rewarding journey.

Whenever your calling feels hard, just remember, 'He who began a good work in you (and in the children you serve) will be faithful to complete it.'

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