This simple unit is designed to show young children, in a very direct way, that colours mix.
It offers a way of talking to the children about colour mixing, and describes how the activity should be arranged in the classroom to ensure good results.
- "Here is the paint. There are two different reds, two different blues and two different yellows. Here is some white.There are the two brushes. One is thick and one is thin. Here is a sponge in a tray. Here is a flat white palette for you to mix colours on. Here is some paper. To make a pink take some white paint with the thick brush and put it on the mixing palette. Now your brush is covered in white. Before we get the red wash your brush in the water. Now the brush is wet. Tap the brush on the side of the water container and then wipe it on the sponge to make it dry. Now it is clean and dry we can get some red. Mix the red with the white on the mixing pallet. Now you have made pink. Paint the pink on the paper. You can try to make other colours. Always remember to wash and wipe your brush. Don't forget: WASH and WIPE!"