Exploring oranges around the classroom

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There are so many different ways to explore a color but when you have a fruit that has the color and the color word all built into one, like an orange, it’s only natural to explore oranges all around the classroom…

Orange in Preschool by Teach Preschool

The children explored “orange juice” water play which was made up of water, clear water beads, orange liquid water color, and a few orange slices…

Orange in Preschool by Teach Preschool

We also added empty orange juice containers and juice cups for pouring. This center was the biggest hit of all the centers. I think partially because we added the water beads and partially because my students always love anything to do with waterplay…

Orange in Preschool by Teach Preschool

On our other table, the children explored the weight, color, and shape of oranges by rolling a few oranges back and forth in paint with a partner. This process was a terrific way to invite lots of teamwork from adding paint to the box to lifting both ends of the box up and down to get the oranges rolling…

Orange in Preschool by Teach Preschool

As the morning progressed, the children became more self-sufficient in organizing their partners, adding paint, and keeping the orange box painting going…

Orange in Preschool by Teach Preschool

The children also explored the color orange with orange play dough and orange peels that we had scraped out, cleaned up, and saved up for the day…

Orange in Preschool by Teach Preschool

Lots of different ideas were tried out at the orange play dough station…

Orange in Preschool by Teach Preschool

And all through out the week, we had our small sand table filled with orange sand for writing, drawing and print-making…

Orange in Preschool by Teach Preschool

By the time we finished up our week on the color orange, I was now over the color orange and I think the kids were too!

Orange in Preschool by Teach Preschool

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Orange and Lemon Playdough Recipes by Imagination Tree

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Deborah J Stewart

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