Mouse Paint Color Wheels

Kindies are getting a little dose of color theory, by learning primary and secondary colors!

So first we painted three 5×7 pieces of white paper, primary. (sorry no photos. Monitoring 30 kindies with paint takes all my attention)

Then mixers were assigned at each table to find out what color we got when we mixed different sets of primary colors. Then they painted their papers.

Once they were all dry they use a template I made of a mouse body and traced around it and cut it out for all their color swatch papers.

Next they positioned the primary colors according to my diagram and glued them down.

Then we read Mouse Paint. I would pause while reading so the kindies could use the information given in the book to place their secondary color swatches.

Finally they used pink paper to cut out their nice ears and used a permanent marker to make the features and tail.

I loved hearing them use their new vocabulary; “I’ve only got two secondary colors, I need orange.”


Great job kindies!

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About Ms. Luna

Here we go! Year number four! Teaching artist at Mark Twain Elementary! I started my career in 2002, in the New York City Schools as a Special Education Middle School teacher. Moving back to my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, I continued teaching Special Education and also began teaching after school and summer art programs. Moving again to Houston, Texas. I have taught all levels and abilities from kindergarten to college and am very excited to be teaching here at Mark Twain! I am also a professional artist and designer that shows work worldwide. I have been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Austin Fashion Week, Houston Press, and at the Grassi Museum of the Applied Arts in Germany. I hold a Masters of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University. I currently am teaching grades kindergarten through fifth and am an adjuct art professor at Alvin Community College.

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