Mouse Painting (Color Mixing)
After reading the story Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh, little ones make a mouse painting of their own. They discuss mixing colors, painting, and the story, then they "dance" with their fingers through puddles of paint.
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Jackson Pollock and Mixing Colors
Students discuss how Jackson Pollock always wanted to be an artist. They are told that Jackson Pollock called his paintings action paintings because it took a lot of action to make them, and because they have a lot of eye movement and...
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Mixing Colors with "Little Blue and Little Yellow"
Learners mix colors to make new colors. In this color mixing instructional activity, students listen to Leo Lionni's Petit Bleu et Petit Jaune, before retelling the beginning, middle, and end of the story. They watch as the teacher mixes...
K - 1st English Language Arts
Mixing Colors with Corn Syrup and Food Coloring
Anyone who has worked with small children know that color identification and color mixing can be fun! This simple idea has a lot of potential. It suggests to mix food coloring with corn syrup to provide an opportunity for color mixing...
Pre-K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts
Spreading Paint with a Popsicle Stick
This one is for the pre-K jet-set. They hone their observation and listening skills as they use Popsicle sticks to apply paint to wax paper. They view how the colors blend and mix together as they move the stick around on the paper.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts