Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Colour Practice!


Happy Monday everyone we hope you all managed to enjoy your bank holiday weekend!

Recently the children have been enjoying colour practice and colour identifying. We have been completing a range of simple activities which can easily be done at home! The snowdrops explored colourful balls, playing passing games along with coloured voiles. We played peek a boo as well as dancing with the coloured voiles. This allowed the snowdrops to see and experience a range of colours while exploring the environment around them!

With the sweetpeas we did colour sorting, using two different coloured balls. We had a basket of the balls mixed and the aim was to separate the two colours into separate baskets. The children learned the colours and enjoyed figuring out how to say each colour. They were very proud of having the responsibility of carrying out this task. With the older children they were aware of each colour so we mixed pipe cleaners and pom-poms up together for them to categorise into groups, placing them into the same coloured cup or bowl. We also discovered the difference between different shades of colours and that there was light and dark versions of each colour in the bowls. The children were also able to identify small and large when it came to the pom-poms!

All of these activities are easy enough to do at home with any coloured objects such a coloured blocks or even sensory bottles which are easy to make! You could do coloured tactile trays at home by collecting or getting your child to collect one particular colour around the house. If you would like to challenge your child you could collect up a range of different coloured objects and ask for your child to categorise all of the objects into separate piles.

Lots of love,

Leigh and the team xxx

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Contact Information

Please feel free to contact us to arrange a visit. We'd love to show you what we do!

Newcastle Nursery

Chesters Ave, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8QP

0191 259 9299


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Gateshead Nursery

The Den, Westfield Terrace, Gateshead NE8 4LD

0191 477 1097


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Heddon Nursery

1 Taberna Cl, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 0BW

01661 854001


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday