Signs of Spring Colouring

‘Signs of Spring’ colouring cards. As with the display full colour versions, these colouring cards are ideal to visually highlight the changes that happen following Winter. In conjunction with developing fine motor skills and expressive arts and design elements (e.g. the choice of colours), cards can also be used as a great stimulus for communication and language. When offered as part of an invitation to play children may initiate communication to you or other children about the cards in a child led fashion. Alternatively, adult led interaction could include closed or open ended questioning. Younger children may point to familiar objects when prompted e.g. ‘Where’s the tree?’ and learn new words as you describe to them what is in the picture. As children progress, more ground may be covered such as ‘What colours can you see?’, ‘How many ducklings are there in this picture?’, ‘Which is your favourite card?’, ‘Why do you like this picture the best?’, ‘Shall we draw blossom on this tree?’, ‘Have you seen any of these signs of Spring?’, ‘Where?’, ‘When?’, ‘Who were you with?’, ‘Shall we go outside and see which of them we can find?’ If children take their pictures home, further consolidation of new vocabulary and Spring facts may arise through additional communication with those at home. (Original artwork drawn by Sara Murphy and final digital resources created by Stuart Murphy.)

Signs of Spring Colouring

Signs of Spring Colouring

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