Wednesday, September 9, 2009

color mixing II

Here it is...
color mixing II:

This lesson requires
fine motor control,
and sometimes a little problem solving.

It's pretty much a
big deal
around here!

The set-up for color mixing II
is the same as color mixing I,
but instead of using only two colors,
the child must use all three.

Here are the color ratios, clockwise from the top:
  • 4 yellow
  • 3 yellow :1 red
  • 2 yellow : 2 red
  • 1 yellow : 3 red
  • 4 red
  • 3 red : 1 blue
  • 2 red : 2 blue
  • 1 red : 3 blue
  • 4 blue
  • 3 blue : 4 yellow
  • 2 blue : 2 yellow
  • 1 blue : 3 yellow

The child mixes the colors together with a toothpick...

...carefully places a white paper towel over the top,

and viola!

a spectrum of colors!

primary, secondary, and tertiary!

* I'm not sure who to give credit to for these brilliant color mixing lessons... they were already in my classroom when I started teaching. I have had to remake the color mixing cards over the years because the children use them so much!


  1. LOVE it. Thank you so much for sharing

  2. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek I love it!!!!

    sorry I have been rather commentless round your way, I have been reading xx

  3. Thank you so much for this wonderful idea! I actually made a printable color wheel after I saw this on your blog. You can see our version on my blog here:

  4. I re-created a set of Color Wheels to use based on the original activities over at Itty Bitty Love. If any of you would like to download them, visit the Taylor's Mark blog. Thanks for the great activity idea!


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