Paper with different textures (e.g., construction, copy, etc.)
Old T-shirts, smocks or aprons to protect youth clothing
Youth invent and share a new color they create.
Say, “We’re going to explore color today. Have you heard of primary and secondary colors?Primary colors are red, blue and yellow. Those colors are used to make secondary colors like orange, green and purple.”
Demonstrate mixing the colors by making the following secondary colors:
Red and blue makes purple
Yellow and blue makes green
Red and yellow makes orange
Say, “Today you are going to create a new color and name it!”
Ask youth to pick one main color and two mixing colors. They can pick from any colors available.
Say, “Now you have the chance to play around with mixing colors, adding colors together to make a new color.”
Allow youth time to create their new color by exploring how their colors mix together.
Encourage youth to try a couple different color mixes, switching their colors as needed and adding different amounts of color to change the color.
Allow youth as much time as available to create their new color.
Ask youth to name their new color when they have a color they are happy with.
Ask youth to paint their name with their new color.
Allow youth to share their new color and name.
Provide recognition and gratitude for any youth who share.