Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mouse Paint

Kindergarteners read the story "Mouse Paint" which is a fun kids book about color mixing! You can check it out here:

First we sponge painted our backgrounds mixing the 3 primary colors (red, yellow, blue) to make the secondary colors (orange, green and purple).  We learned a little rhyme to help us remember these two color families.

Next, we cut circles from squares and ovals from rectangles to create our mice.  We learned that cutting the corners off these shapes is the best way to get the biggest circles and ovals possible!

When gluing one of our goals is to use "just a dot, not a lot!" I found some old paint brushes in the cabinet that we won't be using (they are too thin or in some cases scraggly) and each child glued one on so that their mouse could paint the background

Learning goals: I can...
- Sponge paint by hopping the sponge
- Mix primary colors to make secondary colors
- Name the primary and secondary colors
- Glue using just a dot
- Cut corners (not sides) off squares and rectangles to create circles and ovals

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