Purpose: Demonstrate to children how the primary colors: red, blue and yellow mix and form the secondary colors: orange, green and purple. This activity will help children mix colors but also match the color words.
It is a wonderful experience for children to see and experience how colors mix and form other colors.
- white paper
- sheet protector for worksheet
- washable primary colors paints or finger-paints
- Optional: Q-Tips
- water to clean brushes
- damp cloth to clean fingers
- Print templates for poster and color mixing worksheet.
- Insert color mixing worksheet in sheet protector
- First, discuss the poster: name the colors, how these mix and the resulting color.
- Place paint cups to be used for each row in the poster in sequence, only two cups at a time
- start with red + yellow, as shown in the poster
- have children fill the rainbow arches with those two colors,
- mix a little red & yellow in the third arch until orange appears,
- remove the red paint and place blue next to the yellow
- follow the sequence on the poster always removing the color that
won't be used for the next mixing to avoid confusion.
- when all three rows are finished, take a snapshot of the finished worksheet
- If time allows, wipe the page and do the process a second time
- Color Recognition
Skills - Color the
Rainbow Flash cards and companion worksheets - Ages 2+
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