It’s still quite cold and cloudy here. We had a short reprieve of sun, but it was still windy and chilly.
I had hoped we could time it to have the paper and paint outside and real rain mix the colors, but it just hasn’t been warm enough and the rain won’t cooperate anyway.
Perfect on a windy day to take paper and spray bottles outside to represent rain and mix powdered paints, right?
The kids had fun watching the colors run as they sprayed the powdered paints.
We pretended we were rain as we mixed primary colors on paper.
They compared the types of raindrops from the sprayers to the drops and drizzles from the bowl and cup.
We sprayed water on our powdered primary colors to mix into secondary colors. They loved watching the wet swirls blend and run together.
Alex knew that red and yellow make orange and yellow and blue make green. He even knew that red and blue make purple.
One of our pages had mostly reds and another was predominantly blues and the other was more yellow. They all turned fun shades after mixing.
I brought the papers inside to dry and the kids really love their rain paintings.
We extended the lesson by reading Mouse Paint and discussing the color wheel. We looked for pretty colors around us and determined which primary colors were mixed to make them.
We just bought raincoats so we can go out to explore all the lovely spring buds popping up, even when it’s foggy, cloudy, or rainy.
Another fun color book that Alex adores is The Day the Crayons Quit. We read it every week while we wait on his sisters in their music classes.
And we love the book Press Here. It’s a fun book for active little boys.
We love OK GO and this fun stop motion video about primary colors:
We loved learning about colors and blending.
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