Why can't preschoolers learn some basic science behind color?
Classified: Easy and appropriate for ages 3 and up (depending on how involved you want to get). We used a clover for the St. Patrick's Holiday.
What you need:
- Blue, yellow and white paint.
- Tag board to make a clover stencil
- Large sheet of white paper
- Glue stick
- Smocks, paper towels and such
What to do:
1. Make a large clover tracer out of tag board and either you or your child trace the clover 4 times.
2. Ask "What 2 colors make green?" Give them a moment or two to answer. Praise them for their efforts!
|Mixing blue + Yellow to make green.|
4. Paint one clover that color.
5. Ask "What do you think happens if I add some white to the green?" 6. Add some white paint to make it a tint lighter. My kids got really excited at what they saw.
7. Paint another clover with the tinted green.
|Our drying paintings.|
9. Allow to dry.
10. Cut out and glue onto a piece of white paper (or poster board) to show how adding white makes the color get lighter and lighter.
11. We wrote "Happy Saint Patrick's Day" on ours!
|4 Year Old St. Patrick's Day Color Theory|