Preschoolers love when 2 colors are mixed together and create a new color! We have mixed colors with cans of veggies, Christmas tree branches, medicine droppers, and our fingers so far this school year. Hands-down, rolling cans in a huge bin to make orange was my preschoolers favorite color mixing activity! They still talk about it 4 months later.
This month, the colors that we are learning with are red, white, and pink. I had it all set up so that each child would use a roller to roll the colors together on their papers, but the rollers fell apart and the spongy part kept rolling off the handle. Our first attempt was a huge bust and just super messy. Instead, I gave the kids foam brushes to use. It may not have been as fun as the rollers, but I don’t think the kids minded! They each had a read heart filled with white paint to begin. Some kids painted the whole entire paper, while others just filled the middle.
Each time pink appeared, it was super exciting for the kids! The preschoolers added 1 red and 1 white cut out heart on their painting when they were finished as a reminder of the activity for when they brought it home!
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