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It’s no secret that kindergartners have short attention spans, so it’s important to have lessons that keep them engaged. I love to introduce my kindergarten students to experiences that allow them to discover art concepts on their own. Letting students explore is especially fun when teaching about the primary colors and color mixing.
There are many art processes to teach students all about primary colors. Today, I want to share my favorites with you.
Using Model Magic is fun for everyone. It is squishy and soft, and it will grab your kindergarten students’ attention quickly. Giving your students an opportunity to mix the primary colors together is a great way for them to remember which colors make the secondary colors.
When students are finished mixing their secondary colors, have them create a portrait or sculpture with their Model Magic.
Students love to build, so why not combine learning about primary colors with sculpture? When I share this project, my students are engaged for the entire class period.
This lesson could also be a group project per table if you want to limit the resources.
Painting with kindergarten be scary for some art teachers, but it can be done! Keep the supplies simple and have clear expectations for this lesson.
These three methods are sure to keep your students engaged. Plus, by letting them explore, experience, and experiment, they are more apt to remember how to make the secondary colors themselves.
How do you teach your kindergarten students about primary colors?
Do you have a favorite resource you use when introducing primary colors?