We extended our sunflower still life invitation to include color mixing and painting.
Using paint swatches the children chose the colors that matched the colors of the flowers and the vase. We talked about "shades" of color . They were given the opportunity to try to mix colors together to get a different shade or a more precise color.
When they felt satisfied with the colors we provided paper and brushes and asked if they wanted to paint the sunflowers.
It was really interesting to see the mixed ages in our classroom reflected in their beautiful paintings.