One of the fun parts of homeschooling is being able to use all kinds of resources to teach all kinds of things. The best thing is when the resource is more like a toy than a teaching tool. When that happens, kids have fun without even realizing they’re learning.
These color paddles are a good example. They’re pretty basic, really, just some colored plastic pieces that can be used in many different ways. Turns out they are highly addictive – once you pick them up and start playing, they’re hard to put down!
Shown here is a small set that can be purchased from Carolina Biological for under $10 , but you can find larger and different sets elsewhere, some including different colors and even filters, too.
Ideas for these include color mixing, like what students do with paints on a palette, and light experiments using flashlights or a bright sunny window. Pieces can be separated and used to make some pretty crazy sunglasses, too!
[I am in no way affiliated with Carolina Biological and haven’t received any reward for featuring this product. I just wanted to share another great find with you.]