I See Your True Colors!
The Kinders really enjoy mixing up paints to create new shades of their favorite colors. To expand on this interest I set up a scientific approach to mixing up the rainbow. Each scientist was set up with a pallet of colored water, eye droppers, fizzing color tablets, a petri dish, and some gel crystals. The task was to exercise fine motor skills by using the tiny items to mix, move, and create new hues.
Then, I added a few drops of Baby Oil to an empty spot in the color pallet - the results fascinated the Kinders! Oil doesn't like to mix with anything!
And now, onto photos of our March inservice, where we celebrated color for the Indian holiday Holi. Jasbir and I used bright, bold colorful tissue paper to decorate the Kinder room, and we allowed the Kinders to use their feet & bodies to paint on a huge piece of paper right in the middle of our room!
For clean up each child had a tub of warm, soapy water. Cleaning up was just as much fun as making the paint mess!
On another day, we tried "perspective painting". With an item in the centre of the table, the Kinders gathered around to paint what they saw, then compared their paintings with their friends. This was an excellent exercise in understanding - we talked about how we may see or feel things differently while experiencing the same situation. We also got some really, really great masterpieces out of it!
Thanks for stopping by to see the fun things we've been up to!