Georgetown Kindergarten artists have been exploring the art element of COLOR.
They created power armbands while learning rainbow color order – that color guy ROYGBIV really knows his stuff!
Their primary color cars have been a huge hit; who knew you could do so much with just red, yellow and blue.
Next came the secondary colors, and a fun opportunity to mix primary colors to create green, orange, and purple. We did it the non-messy way – by wiggling our fingers on top of paint covered with plastic wrap. Squishing the colors around the paper plate was a sensory bonus – kind of like squeezing a painted stress-ball!
We even learned about TINTS by mixing in some white with our new colors.
Kindergarteners loved that even our trash looked pretty on color mixing day!
First grade artists have been learning about color. They helped me read the fun book, “Mix It Up!”.
After reviewing ROYGBIV and rainbow color order, first graders did a little color mixing themselves.
And then I had the best conversation ever with one of my firsties. It went like this:
Firstie: Mrs. Brouwer, do you have any unicorns on your farm?
Me: Why, no. I am not even sure where I can get a unicorn. Do you know where I can find one?
Firstie: (Giving me one of those “I can’t believe you don’t know this” looks) Mrs. Brouwer! Unicorns are at the end of the rainbow, don’t you know that?! When you get your unicorn, I want to come to your farm and see it!
You can bet the next time I see a rainbow I’m going in search of that unicorn for my farm!
First grade artists have been playing around with color! They recently learned about primary and secondary colors and did a little “non-messy” color mixing by rubbing over paint that had been covered with plastic wrap. They were excited to see the colors change from red, yellow, and blue to purple, green and orange as they squished the paint under the plastic wrap.
We read a perfect book to tie in to our color mixing – “Monsters Love Colors” by Mike Austin – all about monsters (and first graders!) who love to scribble, scribble, mix, dance and wiggle!
After mixing our colors on paper plates, we peeled back the plastic wrap to reveal our beautiful colors. Even our wastebasket looked colorful.
First graders finished their color class by designing their own “color wheel turtle” to take home.
And while we’re talking color…take a minute to explore this fun link about color from NPR….their introduction says it is a weird little lesson in color, and it is indeed!
October is behind us – but I just had to share this last pumpkin project! Kudos to Mrs. Wert and her awesome team of C.I. teachers for creating this fun pumpkin patch with their sweet kiddos! Students created their own orange pumpkins by mixing yellow and red paint with their fingers – and added all the fancy details themselves.
We’ve been playing with color in my Kinder classes this week. We enjoyed some favorite books about color including Alan Baker’s White Rabbit’s Color Book.
Then we had the best fun mixing color using play doh. My kinders learned about the primary colors (red and red and red makes only red!) and they had a grand time mixing the primary colors to create green, orange, and purple. Some mystery colors were created along the way during our great color experiment!
My first and second grade artists are reviewing color this week. They have such great memories – everyone recalled the primary colors and remembered how to mix them to create secondary colors.
Color mixing is always a challenge for my little ones – seems like we always end up with “mud” as they try to create their secondary colors. Not this time! My kiddos traced around a large circle, and I squirted a dollop of red, yellow, and blue tempera paint in the middle of their circles. Then I placed a sheet of saran wrap on top – and what fun! My students smooshed the paint around – they loved the way it felt with the saran wrap on top of the paint! They were instantly able to mix the secondary colors, and when they pulled the saran wrap off, the results were beautiful.
Not sure yet what we’ll do with our little color wheels – they may show up in a future project.
Even our trash looks pretty today!