Color Art

Another Karo syrup idea for colors:):)–Pour a small puddle of syrup in a plastic plate—on each corner add a drop of red then blue-then yellow food color–have child tilt plate and let the three colors run together–they will actually be able to watch the colors blend in together to form orange, green, and purple—it is like magic to them—expand this and use the syrup to paint with-using Q-tips–the “paint” dries very glossy but very sticky—the kids love this project and will continue to ask for it over the next couple of weeks.

Take a coffee can, cut white paper to fit the container, Next, place two different colors of tempera paint on the paper, one on each side. Then put marbles in the container and place the lid on the can, let the children shake the can, remove the lid and take the paper out, the children will see a great design and also see what color they come up with when they are mixed. Then hang the paintings on the wall. Each child will see how different their paintings are.

A great way to teach any color is to use tinted shaving cream. My Pre-k class loved drawing and writing in it.

Make a wonderful rainbow. Use a large piece of poster board. Add paint to your glue to have the children match Fruit Loops cereal. You paint the rainbow using the colored glue. The children sort and match the cereal to the correct color to make the rainbow. You won’t believe how much fun this is and the final project is beautiful.

Colored Salt This project is nice to do when doing Mother’s Day sand art. It’s cheaper and much more fun. All you need is salt, giant sidewalk chalk, and either clean Styrofoam meat trays, or paper plates. The meat trays provide more friction, but I’ve even done this project in paper bowls! Each child will get their own color chalk and some salt in their container. The children will have a blast rubbing the salt until it turns the same color as the chalk. This colored salt resembles sand and can be used to fill baby food jars, layer by layer to make a beautiful design. You can also make cool pictures when glued to black paper. Sort of like those pastel milky pens on black paper, because sidewalk chalk is usually pastel.

Hang a large white sheet upon the fence and give each child a spray bottle with different colors of water in them. Let the children spray the sheet until it is completely soaked. Let dry and use as a table cloth. Works great for color week or St. Patty’s day!

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Color Songs

RED (Sung to: “The Farmer in the Dell”)
R-E-D spells red.
R-E-D spells red.
Apples and tomato juice
R-E-D spells red.

YELLOW (Sung to: “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”)
Yellow, yellow is the sun.
Shine on me so I can have fun.
Y-E-L-L-O-W, Y-E-L-L-O-W
Yellow, yellow is the sun.
Shine on me so I can have fun.

BLUE (Sung to: “Are You Sleeping?”)
B-L-U-E, B-L-U-E, that spells blue, that spells blue.
The color of the sky, the color of the sky.
B-L-U-E, B-L-U-E.

I work with older twos and they learn their colors or to say them by this song! We sing it three-four times a day and often i heard them sing it on their own.

It goes in the tune of twinkle twinkle little star

“Red and orange green and blue shiny yellow purple too! These are the colors that we know, way up high in the great rainbow”

For our Colors unit we sing:

Red, red is the color I see. If you are wearing red then show it to me. Stand up, turn around. Show me your red then sit back down.

Then replace red with the other colors. It’s easy and fun.

My Pre-k class had a blast saying this little verse. They really get into the beat when you snap your fingers along with it. Draw and color a picture of a cat for each of the following colors: green, blue, red, yellow, orange Tell the following story: Scat the Cat

Scat the cat was a black cat. Everyone in his family was black. But Scat the Cat was tired of being like everyone else. So he said (snap fingers) “I’m Scat the Cat I’m Sassy and Fat I change my colors just like that.”

So Scat the cat changed into a (name of color). He was as (green as the grass; blue as the sky, red as an apple, yellow as a lemon, orange as an orange,). Scat the Cat enjoyed being a (name of color) for a few days. But then he got tired. So he said: (Repeat Scat the Cat Verse) *After naming last color: Well Scat the Cat had changed his colors many times. He found out that it wasn’t so bad being a black cat. So he said, (Repeat verse)

Sung to the tune The Farmer and the Dell

B-l-u-e spells blue
B-l-u-e spells blue
hi ho did you know B-l-u-e spells blue

Color song that my four year olds love. It is sung to the music of head, shoulders, knees and toes.

Red, yellow, green and blue green and blue
Red, yellow, green and blue green and blue
Purple, orange, brown and black
Red, yellow, green and blue green and blue.