Mixing Primary Colors

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Is your child ready for kindergarten?

School readiness is a term that can be intimidated.

Many U.S. schools use testing before or during the first few months of

and used to assess a child’s readiness for formal school.

So, what can we do to get children ready for the transition?

One way is to introduce games as a way to assess your child’s knowledge.

To assess your child’s readiness You just need to gather a few materials  around the house to start a learning adventure.

You’ll need:

Craft Sticks




How to do it: 

  1. Make holes on the top of the box with your scissors.
  2.  Grab two popsicle sticks with primary colors. Ask the child what happens when we mix
  3. Take two other popsicle sticks.
  4. Step 2: Cut out strip of paper and measure them to go around the pop sickle stick in a way to cover the number, shape or color. Tape them, but make sure they slide back and forth on the stick. Step 3: You can play this game by moving the strip back and forth and hiding a number, shape, or color. You can use phrases like, “I wonderRead Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh to the class. Ask children, “What happens in the story with the three jars of paint – red, blue, and yellow?”
  5. Today at the art center, you can find paint and/or food colored water to create secondary colors (i.e. red and blue, yellow and blue, and red and yellow).
  6. Tell children, “Today you can experiment with the paint colors to make new colors.”

For tempera paint, have containers of red, blue, and yellow paint to combination and make secondary colors. Children can mix two colors at a time by painting one color on top of the other. Or they can pour small amounts of paint into different sections of an egg carton or ice cube trays and mix to make different colors. Then paint on paper.

For colored water, have jars of red, blue and yellow water for children to combine two colors at a time using a medicine dropper. They can mix colors in different sections of an egg carton or ice cube trays and paint of paper. Or they can drop two different colors on paper towels or coffee filters to make secondary colors.

Children will enjoy watching two primary colors mix together to create the secondary colors in this fun and engaging game.

Can you guess what happens when we mix Red + yellow?  (Orange)

Yellow + blue = green

Red + blue = purple (violet)

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