Create a Paper Bag Color Book with Hearts for Valentine’s Day. The best part is you can learn a new language with this colorful activity too. Here’s how to make this activity with your child.
We’re working on our Colors! We made a Color Book that using various learning opportunities to learn how to identify, spell and read Color Words in Hindi. We created Paper Bag Book using Hearts, English and Hindi Color Words. You can make your own Paper Bag Book too with ANY language!
Paper Bag Color Word Book in Hindi
For our Hindi Paper Bag Color Book, we grabbed our supplies
- 5 Paper Bags
- Colored Hearts
To create the book we cut off the bottom of the paper bags to create more openings and also to create our containers to sort our hearts into.
Then we stapled the book together and covered it with a Valentine Napkin that we had around the house.
Next step was to cut the Hindi words and glue them on to the book and attach the English Words onto the Hearts. We also glued the Hindi and English words onto the Paper Bag Containers for sorting colors.
We will also practice writing the color words over the next week on the Paper bags using Markers and Crayons to create more multi sensory learning. Add to this activity by cutting out pictures from a recycled magazine that related to each color throughout the week and then placing it into our color containers made from the bags.
We also cut out the Hindi Letters so that we can spell out each color word in Hindi. We used these letters Printable Hindi Letters .
You could very easily do this with just English letters to practice learning how to spell color words or another language.
Here’s how we use this book with our Afterschool Express with Colorful Heart FUN .
Hindi Resources for Kids Learning
Online Color Flashcards
Printable Hindi Letters
Found this article about Color in India while searching for Hindi Colors and thought I’d share. I can’t wait to celebrate Holi soon with our family and friends!
“India is a land of colors. A multitude of colors can be seen in the terrain, the sky, the water, and the culture of the people. In fact, a full festival, the festival of Holi, dedicated to color, is celebrated in the month of March every year. Everyone is covered with color, irrespective of their age and status. A lot of meaning is attached to color in India. In fact even the days of the week have their preferred colors. White clothes are recommended for Monday, Orange for Tuesday, Green for Wednesday, Yellow for Thursday, Red for Friday and Black for Saturday. Red is the color of the bride and the state of being married. Married women can normally be seen with a red dot (bindi) on their forehead. White represents purity, Orange is the color of saints, Green is the color of prosperity. People in India love color. Color is used effectively to represent various moods and emotions.“
Hope you have fun creating your own Paper Bag Color Book. We’d love to see what language you create with your Paper Bag Color Book with your Bilingual Babies!
Roopa Shri says
Wonderful !! I will have to copy this wonderful idea. I am always on the look out for playful ideas to teach 'kannnada' my native language my girl and there's not much available on net.
Btw, we too are waiting for holi:)
Kim @ The Educators Spin On It says
Thanks Roopa Shri, I'm so glad you found this. I love that it works for any language and you can include all sorts of sorting objects and concepts. I have a feeling we'll be doing more of these. Can't wait to hear about your Holi celebrations, we get a little silly at our house!
rachelle | tinkerlab says
The Valentine book you linked to caught my eye as well! Paper bag books are wonderful, and your "spin on it" is great. We're primarily an English speaking house, and you're giving me the idea to make some multi-lingual books for my kids.
Kim @ The Educators Spin On It says
Thanks Rachelle! We're going to be adding to it throughout our week too. Can't wait to see how she finds various ways to represent colors for her book. I love that I've inspired you to encourage your kids to learn another language too. Thanks for hosting this Paper Bag Challenge! We can't wait for the next one!