For this lesson I decided to combine two concepts, color mixing and reflection.
Book: Mix It Up, which I highly recommend as a fun interactive book for any child who wants to explore colors!
We started off by talking about the primary colors red, yellow and blue as our magic colors that can transform to create all colors of the rainbow when mixed right. To show the children how, I invited them to help create a water rainbow down the middle of the table using mason jars of water and drops of food coloring.
After completing our water rainbow together, each child got to mix their own primary colors using pipettes on card stock.
Exploring and discovering through the layering of colors to create new ones.
Resulting in beautiful drip rainbows!
For our second step we switched it up and sat with our reflection.
We explored ourselves and how we wear our emotions on our face.
I asked the children to make a variety of faces in the mirror….happy, silly, sad, mad, surprised….
After, they got to choose which emotion they’d like to capture in their drawing.
Using transparency paper and stick on acrylic mirrors the children drew straight onto their reflection.
Instructions: simply draw what you see
Above: Annika drawing her precious bangs
At the end of our exploration the two parts of our lesson were combined to make one beautiful hanging work of art.