Staford school organizes various in-school events from time to time to drive home concepts and reinforce teaching. This week the theme was colour recognition and we chose to observe Friday as the Pink Day. In preparation for the activity, the school atrium, the assembly area, corridors and classrooms were decorated in pink. Furthermore, the students, and even the teachers came dressed in different shades of pink.
To make color recognition fun, and help children associate objects with the colour, or just appreciate the colour pink in our immediate surroundings, the teachers planned several activities for the day. During the activity assembly the children were encouraged to speak out names of flowers, fruits, or objects that are pink in colour. In a class presentation the KG section recited a rhyme “Pink Lotus” In one of the activities, pink objects were laid out before the children and each child took his turn to come up, identify the object and talk about it. This activity helped children form ideas, give words to their thoughts and use language for expression. In another activity children were taught how to make pink colour by mixing red and white together. Further, several other group activities, such as paper tearing and palm printing were conducted across the classes.
By the end of the day, students could identify different shades of pink and associate it with things around them. Besides this, they learned to speak confidently, practice recitation, express themselves creatively through art and craft and at the same time learned social skills- all this while having a lot of fun!