Week 2: Mixing Colors

Last week children explored shades of a single color; this week they’ll investigate how mixing two different colors creates a third. Then they’ll experiment with mixing several different colors together. Along the way, they’ll look at color patterns, contrasting colors, and colors that blend together.

 

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5

Morning Circle

25 – 35 minutes

Watch and Discuss: A Peep of a Different Color

(15 – 20 min.)

Explore and Play: Blue Peep, Green Quack?

(10 – 15 min.)

Read and Discuss: Little Blue and Little Yellow

(20 – 25 min.)

Explore and Play: Color Patterns

(10 – 15 min.)

Read and Discuss: Mouse Paint

(20 – 25 min.)

Explore and Play: Paint Splat

(10 – 15 min.)

Read and Discuss: Mouse Paint

(15 – 20 min.)

Explore and Play: Contrasting Colors, Blending Colors

(10 – 15 min.)

Watch and Discuss: Mixing Paint

(20 – 25 min.)

Explore and Play: I Spy

(10 – 15 min.)

Learning Centers

15 – 30 minutes

Guided Activity

20 – 30 minutes

Mixing Food Coloring: Red and Yellow

(20 – 30 min.)

Mixing Food Coloring: Blue and Yellow

(20 – 30 min.)

Mixing Paint: Blue and Red

(20 – 30 min.)

Mixing Paint: Blue, Red, and Yellow

(20 – 30 min.)

Make a Map

(20 – 30 min.)

Closing Circle

10 – 15 minutes

Share the Day’s Discoveries

(10 – 20 min.)

Share the Day’s Discoveries

(10 – 15 min.)

Share the Day’s Discoveries

(10 – 15 min.)

Share the Day’s Discoveries

(10 – 15 min.)

Share the Week’s Discoveries

(10 – 15 min.)

Day 1

Day 1

Last week children explored shades of a single color; this week they’ll explore mixing two different colors to create a new color.     

Day 2

Day 2

Today children explore blue and yellow, how to make different patterns from these colors, and what happens when they’re mixed together.  

Day 3

Day 3

Over the last two days, children have mixed different colors of water to come up with a new color. Today, they will mix different colors of paint. 

Day 4

Day 4

Today children mix three colors together to create a variety of new colors. They’ll also begin to explore how some colors blend into each other, while others stand out. 

Day 5

Day 5

Today children mix three colors together to create a variety of new colors. They’ll also begin to explore how some colors blend into each other, while others stand out.