Your little one tells you they want to paint. And you get that heavy sigh and think of the mess that you’ll have to clean up afterward. But you know it’s a great learning experience for them, so you smile and get all the supplies out. Hands on activities have so many benefits for our young learners. Even when it comes to paint! And you know what? They learn all on their own by just playing. This color mixing activity is one they will love!
Start with a Good Book
If you’ve followed me long, you know that I love books. My shelves are full of great, authentic children’s books. Most times than not, I can find a good book to go with any lesson for any subject. And this book didn’t disappoint!
Mouse Paint is about 3 white mice that find three jars of paint: red, blue and yellow. This book does a fantastic job of teaching little ones primary colors and what we can do with those three colors.
Let’s Mix Some Paint!
Anytime I let my kids paint, I start with exploration. I invite them to play and explore on their own in hopes they can learn something new. Most little ones love mixing anything together, don’t be surprised when your little mixes colors without being told. Color mixing can be so fun. And if they don’t do in on their own, guide them to mix two primary colors together.
This color mixing activity is so fun, and creates very little mess! I love watercolors because they are easy to use and easy to clean up. And the colors mix well on paper too!
You’ll love to see the look on their face when they make a NEW color!
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