Teaching Secondary Colors to Kids

 

Teaching Secondary Colors

Thanks to Winter Promise and inspiration from the story "Colors" in Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever, here are a few fun ways to share learning those secondary colors!

 

A little hands-on fun to help with retention!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Secondary Colors - Winter Promise

 

Playdoh is a great tactile tool for teaching blending.  I gave my son a piece of yellow and a piece of red and after had smooshed and rolled it, voila!  The orange piece in the middle is the result.

 

I know you are thinking that you don't want to encourage mixing those cans of Playdoh.  But, what could a little amount hurt?

 

Secondary Colors

 

Next is acrylic paints on foil using Q-tips.  This is a lot of fun and my older kids sometimes join in.

 

Squirt your two primary colors close to one another.   Hand your child a Q-tip and let them take it from there!

 

Secondary Colors

 

And of course, let's not forget food coloring and water.  Drop your two primary colors in a water filled glass and let your child stir.

 

Yellow and blue make.....

 

Teaching Secondary Colors to Kids

 

GREEN!

 

Teaching Secondary Colors to Kids

 

It's easy to show the color blends resulting in green, orange, purple and a bonus color - brown!

 

Teaching Secondary Colors to Kids

 

Do you have any other ways to teach color blending?  I'd love to hear them!

2 comments:

  1. These activities are really simple but fun - I really like the food colour and water in a glass concept. I'm hosting a party this week and I've just added you to the Guest List - I'd love for you to stop by and add this post - http://www.supermommyclub.com/super-mommy-club-week-2/

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  2. Fabulous! I'll come and check it out. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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