So excited to link up for Monday Made It! As I mentioned the other day, I was anxiously waiting for my vinyl order that just came in.... especially because I was able to complete a project that I started last summer: Color Day Shirts!
My buddy Kelly was making these shirts with her team, and I loved the idea so I made some too. The only problem was, I ended up running out of vinyl (and time!)... so the project was never completed--until NOW!!!
SO excited that I now have a complete set... red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, brown, black, and white! The iron on vinyl from ExpressionsVinyl.com is wonderful because you can get it in so many different colors--including the sparkly silver glitter vinyl that you see here. Just cut the letters on your Cameo and iron them on... VOILA, color day shirts!! I can tell you the ones I completed last year were a huge hit with my kiddos.
"What are Color Days?" you might ask. Well, it's simply a way to review colors, learn color words, and complete fun color activities. We LOVE learning the Frog Street Press color songs and practicing spelling color words. It's funny, but this is something parents always comment on at Back to School night... how they were impressed that their kindergartner could sing and spell the color words already! Honestly, I have had these a LONG time (can you say, cassette tape!?) and we usually just sing them without music. But, they are all super easy "piggy back" songs and the kids learn them easily. I know that the amazing Heidi Songs has also created a set of color word songs (did you hear, she's now on iTunes?)! So, there are lots of fun options to teach your kiddos their color words!!
Here's a little flyer I made to send home about our color days. Click on the image above to snag your own copy (it opens in powerpoint, so you can add your own dates). If you don't have the font, it's Kevin and Amanda's Teacher's Pet which you can download for free. PS It looked all funky when I clicked on it, but was fine once I downloaded it--let me know if you have any trouble! :o)
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