1st grade has been learning about their secondary colors by mixing them with tempera paint. The first color that we made was orange, and the students painted orange pumpkins. The following week, we used colored pencils to decorate our pumpkins (vines, leaves, stems, etc.). Last week, the 1st graders learned that blue and yellow make green, and they each painted their own snake. This week, we are adding a pattern to the snakes with crayons.
Next week, we will make purple. If anyone has any good ideas of what we could paint in purple (the best I've thought of so far is grapes....), please post a comment!