We were inspired by our Rainbow theme last week and decided to extent our learning about colors into this week. There is a song that we sang (to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”):
“When you hug blue and yellow, it makes green; when you hug blue and yellow, it makes green; when you hug these two you’ll see a new color magically; when you hug blue and yellow, it makes green.” Of course, for the next two versus, you make orange by “hugging” red and yellow and make purple by “hugging” red and blue.
Just by squeezing some red, yellow, and blue paint into a ziploc bag and sealing it, the kids were able to create other colors by squishing the primary colors into each other.
-that the best way to form a new color was to have a person with one dropper of one color and another person with another color squeeze at the same time in the same area. Once left on the baking soda, the colors did not mix as easily.
-that mini volcanos are fun.
-that when you pour the three glasses of color into each other, you end up with almost black.
Mommy learned that when you do this activity, you should put newsprint down to protect your counters!!! (note that in the early picture, there was none underneath!) The kids especially liked the look of the bottom of the cake plate after we were done and wished we could hang it like artwork. Unfortunately, a picture of it will have to do!
They also had plenty of opportunity for hands-on learning on color mixing with paint.