Color Wheel

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Fun Activities that Teach the Color Wheel

Teaching the color wheel is a great way to introduce art for the school year. Even if you have done the color wheel before a quick review will help your kids remember things like complementary colors, analogous colors, primary colors, secondary colors and understanding the order of the rainbow. 

Color Wheel Activities for Kids

Mixing Colored Water

Using food coloring in the primary colors  and cups of water, you can mix different color combinations and naturally discover secondary colors.

Tip: Use vocabulary words like primary colors and secondary colors to describe what you make. This is a great introduction activity to the color wheel and works from kids in pre k through elementary discovering colors. 

 

Complementary Color Art 

Complementary colors live on opposite sides of the color wheel. In this project have your child use geometric patterns to alternate complementary colors. This will give a stunning piece of geometric art and it will help your child to find complementary colors. 

 

Match the Color 

Match the colors is a fun way to get your kids involved in a scavenger hunt-like adventure to match colors on the color wheel.  Go sound and first call out and point to a primary color, your child can race around the house and find as many objects in that color in a short amount of time. Repeat with all the primary colors then do the secondary colors. When you are all finished see if your child can arrange their finds in a color wheel pattern or a rainbow pattern. 

 

Grab this Color Wheel Pack

We have this amazing color wheel pack that will help you teach your children the color wheel with printables that they can record all their color discoveries on. Teaching your kids art and the color wheel may actually the most fun you have all year!

Color Wheel Activities Pack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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