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So this week we have been learning about the science of color mixing!  In honor of St. Patricks Day we have been discovering how to make the color green.  The past couple days we have been playing a lot with the playdough I made.  One little boy in my class got so excited when he saw the two colors mixing he yelled at the top of his lungs, “Hey – look at this –  I have green playdough now!  Cool!”  So, they have been slowly but surely making our blue and yellow playdough green – and loving every second.

Today we did a little color mixing at circle time.  I paired up each student and gave each pair a baggie with blue and yellow paint in it and told them to take turns squishing the bag in their hands.  At first they weren’t so sure – so I gave them some encouragement and soon they were squishing to their hearts content!  They were very excited about watching the colors blend and turn to green!  You would have thought it was magic the way they reacted – so cute!

We carried this over into art and started painting with blue and yellow paint.  Even on their paper they goit excited to see the green appear – although one would have thought they should’ve already known what was comming!  🙂  We will proabaly finish up the paintings tomorrow and will continue to play with the playdough the rest of this week and on into the next.  I love seeing their faces light up when something they are doing makes the change!  Gotta love it!

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About deepbluetide

I am a pre-kindergarten teacher at a private christian school. I work mornings with 4 year olds (most of whom enter my class in July still being 3 - they're babies!) and then in the afternoon work "daycare" - which is basically my own class combined with 5 year old children. One things for sure - it's never dull! I had no idea growing up I would be teaching pre-k today! It took me totally off guard - but in the end I wouldn't change a thing! I have worked with children whose age range is 6 weeks through 12 years. In the end I have decided that my current age group is my favorite! And in case you were wondering - all names mentioned are changed to protect the identities of those involved. Enjoy!

2 responses »

  1. This post made me smile. I love the simple learning in this and the magic moments. So much fun! Thanks for sharing your recipe and food coloring methods yesterday too! 😀

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