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Color mixing and Rainbows

The children have been learning about mixing colors, the color wheel and rainbows.

We have also been having fun mixing colors!

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We use the three primary colors.  The board shows the children to what colors to drop on each circle.

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The children squeeze the droplets of colored water.  Some children need a lesson on how to use the eye dropper or pipette.

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After all of the droplets are on the circles, the child uses a toothpick and mixes the colors.

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This allows the child to see how these colors combine to create different colors and shades of colors.

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Next, the child places a paper towel on top of the colors.

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The towel absorbs the colors.

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Sometimes the child pushes down the towel to be sure the colors show up.

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Pick up and you have a color wheel!

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The children also wanted to make a large rainbow for the classroom.

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They cut out various shades of different colors from magazine photos.

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The children spent time gluing the pieces to a large poster board.