Our next lessons were on color and the project was to make a color wheel. Our curriculum is part of a total curriculum and the art part (really like the rest of the curriculum) is not super meaty so I went off to google some resources which you can see below.
The curriculum is really for my 3rd grader but I decided to include my 6th grader. Of course he was like "bah humbug" when I mentioned it to him (he's not really into art) and I was a little doubtful but after we watched the video below and broke out the paint, he came around and he enjoyed it immensely!
We used paper plates and tempura paints. We learned about the primary, secondary, and tertiary colors so we mixed colors to get these so we needed 12 sections on our paper plates.
We also learned about warm (red, yellow, orange) and cool (blue, green, purple) colors. And finally, we learned a little bit about tint (adding white to a color) and shading (adding black to a color).
Here is one of our final products:
Below are some of the resources that I really liked and got ideas from.
- Teaching the Color Wheel - a homeschool mom shares the activities that she did with her kids. She provides terminology and definitions; pictures of their projects and a few links (including one to a template)
- Mini Lesson on Primary and Secondary Colors from KidZone (for the youngest ones; includes a template)
- Color Mixing and Color Wheel from Enchanted Learning
- Create Your Own Color Wheel
Color Wheel Templates
- MrPrintables.com Color Wheel Templates - Several color wheel templates including a cute one that looks like a flower with petals.
- Color Wheel Template form Making-Greeting-Cards.com
For more ideas and inspiration, check out my Color Wheel Pinterest board!