New Colors, New Words!
Pantone Board Books and Stickers for Kids
“School Bus Yellow, Macaroni and Cheese Orange, Pepperoni Red, Worm Pink!”
Don’t know about Pantone and it’s fabulous color charts? Start with these books and learn more colors while you expand your young child’s vocabulary!
Pantone is a company, formed in 1962, that makes color chips for designers and printers. Pantone makes pages of colors with small squares that show all the varying shades of a color, such as all the shades for yellow. Graphic artists, printers and other producers of “branding” materials use the Pantone Matching System.
“The Pantone Color Matching System expands upon existing color reproduction systems such as the CMYK process. The CMYK process is a standardized method of printing color by using four inks—cyan, magenta, yellow and black. The majority of the world’s printed material is produced using the CMYK process.” Source: DesignFace for Pantone
Pantone Color Books
As a person who loves learning about graphic art and “branding” in advertising and merchandising, I was delighted to see these beautiful books on colors for children. The sticker book is wonderful for older children, too.
Scroll down to find a “Color Grid” made with paper strips that is easy to make with your children.
Pantone Books on Amazon.Com
Make Your Own Color Grid
I recently created a project for sixteen children, ages six to nine, to do in thirty minutes. At times, I use a local business with a cutting machine to pre-cut paper. So the strips in this photo are uniform and straight. However, if I were doing this for myself or with a small group of kids and more time, we’d simply use scissors for the strips. Any way you do this, it will be beautiful. Glue the strips in rainbow colors and glue them down on heavy white paper. I used watercolor paper.
Do all children now know, “Roy G. Biv” for remembering the colors of the rainbow? I didn’t learn this in school, but I use it all the time to remind myself–red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. I used the preschool colors for the rainbow in this project (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple) because those are the colors of the lovely construction paper pad I bought.