Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Black Book of Colors by Menena Cottin

The Black Book of Colors by Menena Cottin

If you haven't read this book with children at your library (or children in your home or schools) it is something they really respond to. It is a wonderful platform for doing activities (i.e. blind walks) which let children experience what it is like to have a physical handicap. Since the book discusses how a blind child experiences color, we did a monochromatic collage. We had card stock, sequins, feathers, pom poms, buttons, pipe cleaners - and anything else we could find - grouped in colors. The children had to pick just ONE color and do a collage that represented what that color felt like to them. Our kids got pretty creative with this and we think they not only did an amazing job but really grasped the concept of what the book was conveying.

Hope you enjoyed this craft and, as always...

Keep on Shining!


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