I combined this simple sheet from Adventures in Kindergarten with the color mixing charts provided by Mama Jenn and let the kids explore color through books, art and science! They love hands on projects and this one was super simple.
They colored the beginnings of the simple color mixing sheet (blue + yellow =) and left the last spot blank on each row. Then the fun began! I had them use drops of gel food coloring to the color wheel pages we laminated (we added water to thin it out a bit once they were done) and used a different toothpick to mix each spot. The 4 year old did the secondary colors one and the 6 year old went ahead with the secondary and tertiary mixing spots. You could adjust it to just about any age by how much help you provide. Then we carefully put a paper towel on the top and watched the colors absorb and transform before their eyes! The 6 year old knew what was coming, but the 4 year old was excited to see the change and they both filled in the ‘end’ spots for the secondary colors chart. This mimics quite a few of the books they have read, so this was a good follow up project or science experiment for them.