November 11, 2020 | Clara Buckley
After collecting items from nature during our daily time in the park, Rivers class children brought them to class, handled, observed, and talked about them. One thing they noticed was color. There was brown, red, and reddish-brown. Green, yellow, and yellowy-green.
Could we mix together paint to match the colors from nature that we saw? It was a challenge.
Working in pairs, the children looked at paint colors we already have. They agreed on which colors seemed close to their leaf color.
After adding a color, the paint needs to be mixed.
What does this color look like? What shall we call it?
The children named their colors Bright Orange, Ginkgo Green, and Leaf Red.
After creating our colors, the children tried them out…
..and noticed that they could continue blending new colors, even on the paper!