This year our Letter Y lesson in preschool featured YELLOW. It was our first time focusing on a color and, since the year was coming to a close, I ventured into talking about primary colors, as well. First, we had to discuss yellow!
How many things can you think of that are yellow? I had pretty hefty list but my preschoolers surprised me by adding “pencil” and “yellow caution sign” to it. They are always thinking!
Y is for Yellow Preschool Lesson
Here are the items that are YELLOW that we came up with:
Learning Primary and Secondary Colors
Our activity was a lesson in COLOR BLENDING. First, I taught my students what the primary colors are: yellow, red and blue.
Then we discussed that secondary colors (green, orange and purple) are two primaries blended together:
This color wheel by Mama Jenn is excellent for teaching colors. Print it out on white cardstock and laminate it to be used again and again.
Bowl of water (to wash little, messy hands)
Give your students a brief “color lesson” first, then…
Put small dots of paint on the dots of the color wheel.
Instruct your students to use a new q-tip for each circle and blend.
Ask them, “What color do you see?”
This can be a messy activity for 3 and 4 year olds.
Cover the child with a smock or old t-shirt.
Have sponge, towel and bowl of water nearby for cleanup.
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Mixing Colors Video
Here is a really fun video that will teach your little ones how to mix colors using an ice cube tray, food coloring, a little water and some clean paint brushes!
Other Fun Preschool Painting Activities:
- S is for Spring Preschool FORK Painting Craft
- Preschool Painting – Try It With Shaving Cream
- A is for Ant Craft