Thursday, November 14, 2019

Color Mixing

Color Mixing Theme

Mixed: A Colorful Story By Arree Chung
Mix It Up By Herve Tullet
Mouse Paint By Elllen Stoll Walsh
Blue VS Yellow By Tom Sullivan
Red, Yellow, Blue and A Dash of White too By Charles Esperanza
Press Here By Herve Tullet
The Black and White Factory By Eric Telchin


Oh Mister Sun, Sun, Mister golden Sun (arms circle overhead)
Please shine down on me (wiggle fingers down and point to self)

Oh Mister Sun, Sun, Mister golden Sun (arms circle overhead)
Hiding behind a tree (hide face behind hands)

These little children are asking you (point to others)
To please come out so we can play with you (clasp hands together)

Oh Mister Sun, Sun, Mister golden Sun (arms circle overhead)
Please shine down on me.  (wiggle fingers down and point to self)
Color Game Song from Jim Gill CD Green Do Re Mi on his toe leg knee CD

Flannelboard Game: “Can We Find?” (Tune: Muffin Man)
Can we find a yellow cat, yellow cat, yellow cat?
Can we find a yellow cat? We want to say hello. 

Credit Storytime Katie 


Baking Soda and Vinegar Art 

Color Mix on coffee filters 

Colors Squishy Bag Experiment 

Color Mixing using the book mix it up 

Marble Painting 

Use book Press Here and either colored circles or paint and have fun mixing colors red, yellow, blue! create new colors by mixing with book mix it up too!

Use watercolors and paint a pretty picture using red. yellow and blue! 

Go on a color parade using these colors - red, yellow and blue. Take Scarves, have kids wear different colors on a specific day!

Play sorting games using these colors and items that are red, yellow and blue.

Rainbow Milk Experiment
I found a link to this video when looking for color science experiments and was immediately sold on doing it with the milks. We already had food coloring at the library, but I did pick up a gallon of milk and dish soap. The gallon was more than enough to get me through the entire program, even resetting the experiment for each kid. This was by far the “GREATEST. STATION. EVER.” in their opinion. I heard some wonderful observations about colors — my favorite was “It’s turning brown. Like when you mix all the paint. All together, it makes brown!”

Tissue Paper Art
And finally, we did tissue paper art. I had all the materials out to do tissue paper painting, but the kids took the art in a different directions — fine by me! They wound up layering the tissue paper squares to make new colors on their paper. Still a great exercise in being creative and increasing conversations about color mixing!
Credit Rainbow Milk Various places including Storytime Katie

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