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Colour mixing - paints, 2 colours of playdough, colour paddles/ cellophane etc

Separating water-based inks by chromatography - either use proper chromatography paper or good quality kitchen roll paper, such as Bounty. (Mark a blob of felt tip near the edge of a strip of appropriate paper and then hang paper so that bottom edge [but not the ink spot] is just sitting in water. As the water travels up the paper is carries the inks with it . Different inks travel at different rates so that the constituent colours separate out. Brown, black, orange and green felt tips usually work best)

Looking at rainbows - can try and make your own with a torch and a prism or can get them using overhead projector.

Looking at the need for light to see colours - what can you see in the dark? Put a small coloured toy in a shoe box. Make a small peep hole in one end of the box - can you see what is inside? Can you see what colour it is? Gradually introduce light into the box - either lifting the lid a little, or I prefer to have a couple of ready-made holes in the side which are covered over with opaque tape such as duck tape and can be opened individually.

Looking at shadows and creating silhouettes of the children's heads in profile (using overhead projector)

Looking at camouflage

 

 

Maths: favourite colour graph, sorting by colour, creating repeating patterns, grabbing handfuls of unifix and counting how many of each colour etc

 

Books/Stories: Winnie the Witch, Mrs Rainbow, Noah's Ark, The Mixed up chameleon, Elmer

 

Any good?

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Colour mixing - paints, 2 colours of playdough, colour paddles/ cellophane etc

Separating water-based inks by chromatography - either use proper chromatography paper or good quality kitchen roll paper, such as Bounty. (Mark a blob of felt tip near the edge of a strip of appropriate paper and then hang paper so that bottom edge [but not the ink spot] is just sitting in water. As the water travels up the paper is carries the inks with it . Different inks travel at different rates so that the constituent colours separate out. Brown, black, orange and green felt tips usually work best)

Looking at rainbows - can try and make your own with a torch and a prism or can get them using overhead projector.

Looking at the need for light to see colours - what can you see in the dark? Put a small coloured toy in a shoe box. Make a small peep hole in one end of the box - can you see what is inside? Can you see what colour it is? Gradually introduce light into the box - either lifting the lid a little, or I prefer to have a couple of ready-made holes in the side which are covered over with opaque tape such as duck tape and can be opened individually.

Looking at shadows and creating silhouettes of the children's heads in profile (using overhead projector)

Looking at camouflage

Maths: favourite colour graph, sorting by colour, creating repeating patterns, grabbing handfuls of unifix and counting how many of each colour etc

 

Books/Stories: Winnie the Witch, Mrs Rainbow, Noah's Ark, The Mixed up chameleon, Elmer

 

Any good?

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I did hand prints with one hand one colour and the other another for example a blue hand and a red one to mix together and see what they get. The children love to do this. :o

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