Teaching Secondary Colors to Kids
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!
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?
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!
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.....
It's easy to show the color blends resulting in green, orange, purple and a bonus color - brown!
Do you have any other ways to teach color blending? I'd love to hear them!