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Kindergarteners have moved onto color in their exploration of the elements and principals of design. In class we read "White Rabbit's Color Book", by Alan Baker. In this book the furry white rabbit jumps into different buckets of colors and when he mixes 2 of them, he turns into another color. We also explored color mixing by using color paddles. We did an experiment and tried to guess which color would appear when mixing two of the primary colors. We learned that the primary colors are very important because we cannot make these colors, they must be store bought and of course that we can make any other color using just these 3. (red, yellow and blue) Then it was time to get messy! The students were given a handout with circles pre-drawn on them. This handout will eventually be a page in their art books that they take home at the end of the year. Using finger paints, we did some color math to get our secondary colors. We dipped one finger into the red and one finger into the yellow. We discovered that by mixing those 2 colors we got orange! red + yellow+ orange. Then we dipped our fingers into the red and blue and rubbed them together we got purple! red+blue=purple. Lastly we dipped our fingers into yellow and blue and got green! yellow+blue=green! The students had a great time using the messy finger paints and we even had some extra time to explore even more on a big piece of paper. Using the rest of the paint we mixed all the colors on a piece of paper with both of our hands and got brown!
Learning Objectives: Listening to guided instruction and color theory.
Primary colors: Red, Yellow and Blue. These colors are very important because we cannot make them and need to buy them at the store. Using these 3 colors we can make any other color on the color wheel!
Secondary colors: Purple, Orange and Green. These are the colors we get when we mix 2 of the primary colors.