Parker is in 1st grade, and my husband decided he wanted to try to home-school this year. Mostly he does all the home-school work because I'm usually at work.
We are trying to homeschool for free, using resources found mostly for free, or borrowed from the library. Though we have bought a couple of workbooks.
Today was an "ART" day, and he's learning about Primary and Secondary Colors.
The first thing I did was go to pinterest and found a free printable!
First I put the 3 primary colors down and explained to him that red, blue and yellow are the primary colors because you use those three colors to make all the other colors.
I told him that green, purple and orange were the three secondary colors and we were going to learn how to make them today.
I used a clean Styrofoam tray and q-tips along with my print outs for today's art supplies! Re-purposed and reused items. I even had the acrylic paint on hand because I paint a lot.
Then we used the primary paints and the colors he mixed himself to paint the boxes on this sheet:
I let him use pre-mixed secondary colors to paint the color wheel that came with this free printable pack:
The next part wasn't part of the free color theory printable. I had him color 3 different shapes in primary colors on one index card. Then I had him color the 3 secondary colors on a diffferent index card.
He used a gluestick to glue his painted index cards in the right spots, then I had him write his color names beside each card.
Then I let him use all the extra paint for free-play art time. He painted a solar system. You can see his solar system on my instagram if you want.