First Graders Meet Roy G. Biv

First graders began exploring color this week by meeting….Roy G. Biv.  As they created their own Rainbow Roys, they became experts at recognizing the colors of the rainbow – Red-Orange-Yellow-Green-Blue-Indigo-Violet!

  Check out the rainbow order teeth!

Color Mixing – Painting Roy’s Hair

This lesson is borrowed from Mrs. Bumgardner’s 1st Grade Classroom BlogThanks Mrs. B. for inspiring a new way to teach the colors of the rainbow!


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3 thoughts on “First Graders Meet Roy G. Biv

  1. Hello, these look fantastic! I am just starting out as an art teacher and wonder if you could tell me a little more about this project? Did you draw the faces for your kids (shape, ears, eyes and mouths)? They turned out wonderful!

  2. Hi Rita Jo – welcome to teaching art, the best job in the world! So these little Roy G. Bivs…the kiddos traced around a large circle onto heavy weight manilla tagboard and drew their own faces on the tagboard circle with markers. I suggested they find as many ways as they could think of to show off what they had learned about rainbow order…that’s where the rainbow bow ties and mouths came from. We did the painted strips for the rainbow hair all together, step by step. I think I had them make a dot with a crayon for each color on the strip to help them remember what color went in each space. We started with yellow in the middle and worked to the left making warm colors, then rinsed our brushes and did the cool colors. Have fun!

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