Saturday, August 29, 2015

Kindergarten Primary Color Hands

Artwork by Phoebe

This lesson is all about learning the primary colors and beginning to understand what makes them so important.  It began with some "magical" color mixing of red, yellow, and blue colored water to make orange, green, and purple.  We also read two books: Mouse Paint, the story of three mice who do their own color mixing, and Little Blue and Little Yellow, about two friends who make green when they hug. We also watched a short, fun video about the primary colors from Sesame Street. Students then traced their hands in pencil at least five times and went over their pencil lines with ink.  In the second session they completed their artwork by using the primary colors to paint their hands and at least one of the "other" (secondary) colors for their background. For some of these students, this was their first experience with tempura block paints and water, and they did a great job!

Artwork by Landon

Artwork by Natalie

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