Colors are one of the most fun preschool topics to explore! We came up with a simple snack and orange craft idea to teach preschoolers the color orange that is sure to make you smile.
Orange Snack for Preschool
- googly eyes
- edible food markers
- glue or glue dots
Making healthy food fun is a great way to get kids excited about eating it.
We turned our oranges into people and since we just decorated the skin they were still safe to eat. Add the eyes and use the edible markers to make the face and let the kids play with their food!
Simple Orange Craft for Preschool
- an orange
- orange paint
Making orange prints is a great art activity for preschool kids. Start by cutting and orange in half and removing the orange pieces. I cut them out the same way I cut out grapefruit pieces. Use a knife to cut around the edges and then scoop out the pieces and eat them.
Let the orange halves sit out to dry overnight or dry them off with a paper towel. Put some orange paint on a plate and let the kids experiment with dipping the halves in paint and making prints on the paper.
Let them explore layering prints, applying different amounts of paint and pressure and even using the outside of the orange. There is lots of learning involved with making orange prints!
This post is part of an Eating through the Rainbow series. Check out the links below for more snack ideas to eat through the rainbow!
Healthy Kids Snacks:
Red: Red snack and math activity from Homegrown Friends
Orange: Orange snack and print craft from Coffee Cups and Crayons
Yellow: Yellow Apple yogurt bowl and print art from The Pleasantest Thing
Green: Green Grapes Frozen Caterpillars and collage art from Sugar Aunts
Blue: Blue snack and books from Growing Book By Book
Purple: Purple Smoothie and Art from Tiny Rotten Peanuts