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Title: Exploring Primary Colors

Objective: - To introduce kindergarten students to the concept of primary colors (red, blue, and yellow) - To help students identify and differentiate primary colors - To engage students in hands-on activities to reinforce learning about primary colors

Materials: - Large poster or chart paper with the primary colors (red, blue, and yellow) displayed - Colorful objects or pictures representing each primary color - Construction paper in primary colors - Paintbrushes - Watercolor paints in primary colors - Mixing palette or paper plates - White paper or coloring sheets - Glue sticks - Scissors


  1. Introduction (5 minutes):
    • Begin the lesson by displaying the large poster or chart paper with the primary colors (red, blue, and yellow) clearly labeled.
    • Ask students if they know what primary colors are and if they can name any.
    • Explain that primary colors are the colors that cannot be made by mixing other colors together. They are the building blocks of all other colors.
  2. Identifying Primary Colors (10 minutes):
    • Show students various colorful objects or pictures representing each primary color (e.g., a red apple, a blue sky, a yellow sun).
    • Ask students to identify and name the primary color of each object or picture.
    • Encourage students to share other examples of objects or pictures that represent primary colors.
  3. Mixing Primary Colors (15 minutes):
    • Distribute construction paper in primary colors to each student.
    • Explain that they will be exploring what happens when primary colors are mixed together.
    • Demonstrate mixing two primary colors (e.g., red and blue) on a mixing palette or paper plate to create a secondary color (purple).
    • Allow students to experiment with mixing primary colors on their own, encouraging them to observe and discuss the results.
    • Repeat the process with other combinations of primary colors (e.g., blue and yellow to make green, red and yellow to make orange).
  4. Painting with Primary Colors (15 minutes):
    • Provide each student with a sheet of white paper or coloring sheet.
    • Distribute watercolor paints in primary colors and paintbrushes.
    • Instruct students to use only the primary colors to create a painting or color the coloring sheet.
    • Encourage them to mix colors on their palette or paper plate if they wish to create secondary colors.
  5. Art Activity (10 minutes):
    • Give each student a blank sheet of paper and ask them to draw or trace a simple shape (e.g., a circle, a square, a triangle).
    • Provide students with small pieces of construction paper in primary colors.
    • Instruct students to cut out shapes from the construction paper and glue them onto their drawings, using only primary colors.
    • Encourage students to be creative and use different combinations of primary colors.
  6. Conclusion (5 minutes):
    • Gather students together and review what they have learned about primary colors.
    • Ask students to share their favorite part of the lesson or something new they discovered.
    • Display the students’ artwork around the classroom as a visual reminder of primary colors.

Extension Activity: - Read a book about primary colors, such as “Mouse Paint” by Ellen Stoll Walsh or “Mix It Up!” by Hervé Tullet. - Play a color mixing game where students take turns rolling a color dice and mixing the corresponding primary colors. - Explore primary colors in nature by taking a nature walk and identifying objects or plants that represent primary colors.