Online Background Resources: (I'll show you where to get the info, cause I don't give it all to you.)
Coloring Mixing at Enchanted Learning
Coloring Mixing and Activity Pages at First Learning
The Color Wheel and Worksheets at Kid Zone
An Educator's Reference Desk Lesson Plan for Color Mixing
An Educator's Reference Desk Lesson Plan for Color My World (mmm....frosting)
A Few Key Facts:
- The primary colors are blue, yellow, and red.
- The secondary colors are from mixing two of the primary colors together. These are green, orange, and violet. (We call it purple....cause that's what my little ones are familiar with).
- Black and White? Best not to confuse the little ones with this yet, but here's some info. When talking about color as light....black is the absence of light, so therefore it's not a color. White light is a blending of all colors, so therefore some say it is a color. When you are mixing pigments, black is a color. Kids will get this when they mix all the primary colors together. And white...well, it wouldn't be a color then or some would say it is. I know....confusing...and I really don't feel like debating it. Why did I even put that in? I don't know. Keep it simple....black is the color you get when mixing all the colors together.
- Clear mixing containers, such as drinking glasses.
- A measuring item, such as a tablespoon.
- Food coloring in blue, red, and yellow.
- Paper, markers and/or crayons.
- Rags or paper towel.
1) Mix up your primary colors in clear containers. I put in 4 drops of food coloring into about 3/4 cup water and let Scooter stir. You'll end up with blue, yellow, and red. But you already knew that. I used a bowl of water for Scooter to rinse off his tablespoon between colors.