Mixing Colors

We spent the last few weeks working in various ways with colors.
While investigating all the different colors of the rainbow we decided to take our exploration a step further by setting up a color mixing provocation.
We set out primary colors along with black or white and left the children uninterrupted to freely scoop, stir, and mix various colors into a jar until they reached a color they liked. Then each child got to name their creation.
Simple projects like this are a great way for us to go back to the basics and watch as the class rediscovers certain information. Some of our class reminded themselves how to make purple and orange. Some friends tried to make the same color as each other but instead discovered that some blues are darker and some are lighter.
 We compared colors to things we see in nature or out and about in the world.

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