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Colorful Books


Gather color themed books. (See our list below.) Each day of the week, read a different one of the colorful books. At the end of the week, set up a simple "color experiment" center. Using muffin tins, fill half the cups with primary colors of food coloring and water. Fill the remaining cups with just water. Invite children to use plastic eyedroppers to mix and discover secondary colors.

A "Colorful" Booklist

At the end of the week, have students vote for their favorite among the colorful books.


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