Kinders Explore COLOR

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!


A Color Mixing Conversation To Remember!

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.

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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!



Roy G. Biv

First grade artists wrapped up their color unit with a little rainbow order project and Mr. Roy G. Biv.  They painted their little birdies in rainbow order, and LOVED their Roy G. Biv bracelets!


Thanks to my fellow bloggers for these project ideas:

Rain bow birds – The Painter’s Palette

Roy G. Biv Bracelets and Template – FunArt4Kids


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!