A lesson in color mixing

All through out the year, I give my students lots of opportunities for exploring concepts such as color mixing but along with the freedom to explore, I will often take the time to sit down with my students and walk through a concept. This lesson in color mixing is an example of such a time...

Making color wheels all summer long in preschool

Summer time is a great time to explore color wheels. I like to use it at an opportunity to review basic colors... The children at preschool made their own color wheels last year. Each class worked together as a group throughout the summer to make their color wheels and each color wheel was a little different... Most of the children would bring something in from home that was the color of the week. So if the [...]

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Colorful fine motor play in preschool

The children have been exploring this wonderful color matching game.... The game board was colored with markers then laminated and the clothespins were painted to match each color... The children simply used their fingers to squeeze a clothespin and clip it on to the matching color on the wheel... It is a wonderful way to work with color recognition, matching, counting, and fine motor skills. One little boy even discovered that the clothespins could be [...]

Natures color wheel in preschool

I saw a color wheel at one of our schools recently where the class glued colorful plastic flowers on each section of the color wheel. It got me thinking why not use real flowers? We went on a little nature walk to find flowers and put them in a bag. Wy wasn't exactly sure why we were picking flowers but it did get him to notice the flowers and we were able to use our [...]