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Color Lesson for Kindergarten

Color lesson plans for kindergarten can be so much more fun than just painting a color wheel. I opted to split my primary mixing lessons into three separate classes, and this one was perfect for making orange.

Art Teacher Tip: Rolls of masking tape make the best templates for drawing circles. They are easy to hold, don’t slip on the paper, and make perfect circles when you run your pencil around the inside.

MATERIALS
Drawing paper, 12″ x 18″, cut to 6″ x 18″
• Masking tape rolls
• Crayons
Black Sharpie, fine tip
Tempera paint

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DIRECTIONS
1. Give students wide sheet of paper as shown. They trace a circle in the center, then one on the left and one on the right. Beaks, eyes, wings, feet and tail are added as shown. Lots of variations are possible, and are encouraged for students to try out. Birds can look left or right, up or down.

2. Students use a black Sharpie to trace their birds. The beaks and grass are colored with a crayon.

3. A plate with a tiny bit of yellow tempera is passed out and one outside bird is painted.

4. Students wipe the brush clean, and get a squirt of red on the same container. The remaining outer bird is painted red.

5. Students take a brush full of red paint, and mix it with all the yellow to make orange. The middle bird is filled in. It takes very little red added to yellow to make orange, so it helps to pay attention to the ratio that students are given. Equal amounts of yellow and red will most often just look red.


Pre-School Birdie Drawing and Painting

color lesson plans for kindergarten

These little birds are easy to draw, and have an added extra cute factor. I made a template with dashed lines for them to start, especially because this was going to be used as a fundraiser. If you’d like to go more free form, get a larger sheet of paper and rolls of masking tape for them to trace.

MATERIALS

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DIRECTIONS
1. Students trace the circles with a pencil and then add features on each to make four different birds.
2. The lines are traced with the Sharpie.
3. The birds are colored lightly with crayons. Another way to phrase it is, “it’s OK to scribble, scrabble this time”. Leaving some of the paper showing in each bird will allow for more paint to show.
4. Students paint each bird with watercolor, and then fill in the background.

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