Saturday, July 30, 2011

Color Mixing!

During the first 9 weeks we introduce colors to our Kindergarten students. At the end of the unit we teach color mixing. I LOVE this unit! It is so much fun! We start with the primary colors (red, yellow and blue) and we mix colors a variety of ways:
  • use food coloring and water - mix and put in an ice cube tray - as the colors melt, they mix
  • use water colors - they mix with paint on white construction paper
  • use those fizzy tablets
We also read books about colors - Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh,  A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni, Cat's Colors by Jane Cabrera, White Rabbit's Color Book by Alan Baker and, of course, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle.

A teacher at my school made a cute song to help the students remember color mixing and I made it into a file. You will need to print it on a Legal sheet of paper to get it all on one page.


Here are some great color idea websites:

How do you teach colors and color mixing?
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