Black and white make gray for a cloudy day in preschool

Black and white make gray for a cloudy day in preschool

The children have been exploring weather and today the focus today was on rain clouds…

The children made their own rain clouds by mixing together a little black and white paint on their paper…

The children used their hands to mix the paint colors…

As they blended the two colors, they began to see different shades of gray emerge…

Some of the children used both hands to mix the paint – others preferred to use only one hand…

I did not see this part but was told that after the paint was dry, the children were going to cut around the edges of their rain cloud then hang them up in the classroom…

Books about Clouds from Amazon…

 

9 Comments

  • Annette W Posted March 22, 2011 12:00 pm

    I love the hand-made clouds!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted March 22, 2011 7:38 pm

      They are sweet:)

  • marty Posted March 22, 2011 12:13 pm

    I just happended across you today. I love finger painting! I am going to enjoy your kid lit books with activities too. Thanks.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted March 22, 2011 7:40 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Marty!

  • marty Posted March 22, 2011 12:15 pm

    Love the fingerpainting. I just happened across your blog today. I like your kid lit books with activities too. Thanks!

  • Pam Posted March 22, 2011 7:46 pm

    oh- that looks like fun! We may have to try that since we seem to be having so many stormy days here!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted March 23, 2011 12:01 am

      Your students will be quite good at it then:)

  • Melanie Posted March 22, 2011 11:39 pm

    That’s a fun idea!! Adding it to my list 🙂

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted March 23, 2011 12:01 am

      🙂

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