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#1 of 8 Old 07-10-2013, 07:48 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Okay so can we talk colors of the days, element of day and rhythm. I googled things and came up with some pagan things and astrological things and then there is Steiners view.

 

Do any of you follow some sort of color rhythm for the days, perhaps loosely?

 

I am a little type A and like the idea of color coding for certain days.  I imagine that laundry would be so much easier if the kids each had twelve outfits and a rainbow of colors to choose from. Washing could be done on Monday (water element ), cooking could be done on Tuesday (fire element), etc.

 

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Copied from the somewhere online. Here's another link I found .

 

Isn't Steiners colors purple, red, yellow, orange, green, blue, white? I think that came from a little garden flower?

 

 

DAY PLANET COLOR OPTIONS
Sunday Sun Yellow Gold
Monday Moon White Grey, Silver
Tuesday Mars Red  
Wednesday Mercury Purple Mixed Colors
Thursday Jupiter Blue  
Friday Venus Green  
Saturday Saturn Black  

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Just wanted to bump your thread. It can be a little quieter in here in the summer but I am sure someone will be along soon to discuss!
 


 
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I recently printed this out: http://daily-colours.blogspot.nl/2013/03/week-rhythm-colour-wheel-free-pattern.html
I have a gnome Waldorf calendar that shows month and day so we do that and the color wheel. I like the idea of a color of the day, but for me, it is too restrictive. We haven't had the color wheel for long so all we have done so far is coordinate her cup at meal time and then look for things around the house with the color of the day. The novelty will wear off quickly with that I am sure so I don't know what we will do with the color of the day after that. So I am not much help, but wanted to share the color wheel with you. smile.gif
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I'm curious too, with how to incorporate this for second graders and older kids
 

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I have 3 "early childhood" kids (2, 4, and 4), a K, a 4th, and a 6th grader.  I'm trying to figure out how to incorporate these great rhythms and such without seeming too "babyish" to my big kids, too.  I saw one idea on Pinterest, where they simply changed the candle they used at mealtimes, and had placemats and napkins and such to go with the color of the day.  Since the dining room/kitchen area is so often the heart of the home, it seems like that might be a simple way to keep the color of the day front and center. 

Also, I got a set of rainbow gnomes from a friend who sells them on Facebook (My Little Montessori Boutique), and I think as we set up our nature table, I might switch out the gnome every day, to match the color of the day.  


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I love the placemat idea, I might use that one.
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Just saw this idea. http://dotingondeirdre.blogspot.com/2013/07/crafting-waldorf-daily-color-and-grain.html

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I am a little type A and like the idea of color coding for certain days.  I imagine that laundry would be so much easier if the kids each had twelve outfits and a rainbow of colors to choose from. Washing could be done on Monday (water element ), cooking could be done on Tuesday (fire element), etc.

 

 

 

I am so like you. This sounds awesome! We do tend to lean Pagan/Buddhist so maybe that is why I like this idea. 

 

I get really overwhelmed by the visual clutter of children's clothing. We have actually done the "rainbow" thing before but not related to the days. My kids just had a bunch of solid colored shirts and neutral bottoms so they could choose their own clothes and still match. I also love dressing my kids in the same color when we go on outings because its so much easier to keep track of everyone! Not like cutesy matchy outfits, but just everyone wearing a red or orange shirt. Even DH is into it now because he sees how much it helps! 

 

Also incorporating color into our food and our art can be fun. Red apples for snack followed by a red finger painting activity. 

 

I don't think this is an older grades concept though...I wouldn't expect my teenagers (7th grade, 10th grade, and 12th grade) to do colors of the day. But for early childhood (0-7) its a great teaching tool and rhythm concept. 


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