One of the most attractive thing about Christmas, other than the gifts of course, is the crib or what is also known as the manger. Jesus Christ was born in a stable and put in a manger when the shepherds visited him. That’s the story part, now how about making the manger an activity devise to learn and revise colors? Sounds fun right!
Kids love hands on activities, be it for alphabets, numbers or colours. A hand on activity involves more than one sense of their bodies and hence it facilitates in better learning and retention. Before a child learns to name a colour, it is important to let him realize the visual difference between two colours. That is when a colour matching activity comes in the picture. It reinforces the visual differentiation and colors. After the child learns to differentiate/ match colours correctly, you can go ahead and name the colors. It will be easier for the child as well to grasp two different pieces of information step by step – difference between colours and naming them as well.
I found a lovely printable of mangers of different colours that worked great for a colour matching activity for this Christmas theme!
AGE GROUP – 14 months onwards
TIME REQUIRED FOR ACTIVITY PREPARATION – 20 Minutes
HOW & WHAT TO DO
CAN SOME MATERIALS BE REPLACED?
If you do not have the printout of this printable, you can hand draw the outlines of mangers with different colour sketch pens.
HOW TO TWEAK FOR OLDER KIDS
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