Preschooler knows colors, so reinforce knowledge of color blending using 3 primary colors.
Expose the under 3′s to colors and names.
As the leaves start to change colors around here, it’s a perfect time to start playing with colors. We started today with the question “What makes GREEN?“ (I had out a jug of red, yellow and blue paint waiting to see what they would say.) “YELLOW and BLUE!”
I poured their choices next to each other onto a plate (equal amounts) and started to swirl them together. (I wanted the children to see the green happening.) When they saw green they got excited. Once mixed completely I asked if they liked the color we now had. “No it’s blue, not green.” “What do you think we need to do to get our green?” “Add yellow!”
A touch more yellow and mix. “Do you like this green?” “Yes.”
Now to use our green paint.
Love adding sensory into activities, so we painted a palm with green paint and stamped our palms down on a large piece of green construction paper (I had precut into an circular/oval shape). Once no longer leaving color when stamped down, we repainted the palms, repeating until paper covered with hand prints.
Time to glue on a brown rectangle of construction paper and for more sensory – crumple up small squares of red tissue paper and glue onto the green handprints.
What do you have?
Very timely for our area with the U-pick orchards open for the season.