Let’s mix the colours!

Age group

3-5 yrs

Number of children:

8-12 ppl

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Areas it develops: cause-effect relations, sensory integration, perception-detection, fine-motor skills, identification

Experimentation is a huge adventure for children! I wonder what will happen…? Mixing colours is like magic: we turn two colours into a third, new one, how amazing is that! It is a great opportunity for kids to recognise correlations!

Ingredients

  • paints
  • brushes

Color mixing

Instructions:

Let’s mix different colours of paints. Make sure to give a palette to all kids!

What happens if we mix white with red?

What happens if we mix black and white?

What happens if we mix yellow and red?

What happens if we mix blue and red?

What happens if we mix yellow and blue?

What happens if we mix blue, yellow and red?

Paint a thing of this color

Instructions:

Ask the kids after every mix to name and paint things of that new colour! We can discuss the intensity of colours and the fact that more or less from one colour will change the results. We can also try it.