This was such a fun lesson with Brother. It was educational and very colorful. We hope you enjoy learning how to do this lesson with your children. Take a look at the resources we used and the awesome books and videos we found about mixing colors and how to classify all colors.
First Color Activity
We used the Montessori Sensorial First Color Box #1. This box contains six color tablets: 2 matching red, 2 matching blue and 2 matching yellow. As you can see, these tablets are primary colors. Brother matched them up rather quickly since he has been doing this work since he was about 2 years old (he was 5 at the time of this lesson).
The focus of this activity this time around was to review primary colors and what they are. Simple: red, blue and yellow.
Second Color Activity
We set up four extra large index cards with the following titles:
1. Primary Colors (red, blue, yellow)
2. Secondary Colors (purple, green, orange)
3. Tertiary Colors (brown, grey, pink)
4. Black & White
I had Brother find all of the colored pencils on the cards and set them by each card.
Third Color Activity
We used the colored pencils to draw circles of the matching color as the color words. The important part were the secondary and the tertiary colors.
blue + red = purple
blue + yellow = green
red + yellow = orange
HERE is a link to a cool color mixing article.
HERE is a link to a video about the basics of brown and grey. Pink is red plus white.
This is the most helpful book we used: How to Teach Art to Children. I highly recommend it. This books isn’t only about mixing colors and making colors, but it discusses textures, dimensions and many more topics.
Fourth Color Activity
HERE is a link to tertiary colors google search. You may find it helpful. Once we were done with the cards and the colors, we used the Montessori Sensorial Color Box #2 to match up the colors with the cards by category (primary, secondary or tertiary colors). This box contains all of the colors that we need for this activity, not just the primary colors. HERE is a link about black and white and whether these are colors.
Fifth Color Activity
I hope you will apply some of these activities. Let me share with you some information about the materials we used as well as the books we referenced for this lesson:
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