My Child Eva – Full of life: Ripples Fun - Color Craft & Opposite Theme


Saturday, 14 March 2015

Ripples Fun - Color Craft & Opposite Theme

Many times kids just ask their cute, little questions and it can be an inspiration to engage with them. An idea of some creative activity and one can spend quality time with kids.  It could be very small like throwing a stone in calm water which creates ripples.

Recently we visited Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary to see the beauty of lake with plenty of birds around. When we were busy observing nature, Eva threw some stones into water. She asked me for the design created while she dropped a stone into a lake. It was nothing but ripples spread out when a stone dropped into a calm water. She liked that effect and did not want to stop doing it. She pointed a finger to different size of the circles into the water with singing a rhyme like “Here is a circle, Here is a circle….”. She enjoyed with ripples fun.

To start the joyful color craft activity, I drew the different size of circles and cut the papers accordingly. I gave all to Eva and asked her to color. I explained her the difference between small and big and then asked her to arrange them according to size and color. She had lot of fun with circles and jumped on it, also counted the number of jumps she made.
Before moving ahead,  I shown her images of rain drops in water, afterwards to mimic the effect asked her to throw few stones into a water filled in bathtub. I believe this kind of practical activity always helps kids to grasp very quickly.

And finally, told her to make the ripples with the help of different circles. We made the ripples by arranging them one by one.
I gave her a lot of hair rubber bands to play. She told to me to help her for creating ripples using the colorful rubber bands.
First, she categorized all those rubbers into small and big. I helped her to arrange the rubbers for creating ripples.
It’s a great fun for kids to learn about colors, big vs small, counting, sequence and sorting circle game. There are lots of scientific things to learn and discuss in more depth if you have slightly older children.

To make activity more joyful, one can sing rhyme about circle along with kid, here it goes...

    Here is a Circle,
    Here is a Circle,

    How can you tell?
    How can you tell?

    It goes round and round,
    No ends can be found,

    It’s a round, it’s a circle,
         circle, circle.

1 comment:

  1. What you're saying is completely true. I know that everybody must say the same thing, but I just think that you put it in a way that everyone can understand. I'm sure you'll reach so many people with what you've got to say.