Colour Hunt

I’m not totally against the use of bright primary colours for children’s toys but they can become overwhelming.  Whenever possible I will choose to buy products with more neutral colours – earth tones are my favourite.  Still, many of the toys here were purchased long ago like this old standby;

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Toys like these are useful for activities involving patterns, shapes, sizes and of course colour.  But there is one missing.  Here too, one colour is neglected;

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In a colour wheel there are three primary colours – red, blue and yellow.  There are also three secondary colours – green, orange, and purple.  Why is there no purple in either of these sets of toys?  I find this annoying.

In our set of puzzle people purple was included – but this time the manufacturers neglected to include orange.

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Luckily I found some baskets that had primary colours;

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And all three secondary colours too;

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Perfect. Now we can hunt for colours.  Everyone pick a basket, search the playroom, and find items that match your basket.

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Some baskets were too full to carry;

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This was just one of the colour activities we enjoyed this week.

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