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Exploring Colors: A Kindergarten Fine Arts Activity

Title: Exploring Colors

Compliance: Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten Fine Arts

Subject: Fine Arts

Summary: A fun and interactive activity for kindergarteners to explore colors through various art techniques and create their own colorful masterpieces.

Topic: Colors and Art

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know the primary colors and how they can be mixed to create secondary colors.
  • Understand the concept of color mixing and how it applies to art.
  • Create artwork using different color combinations.


This activity will be conducted in a hands-on and interactive manner, allowing students to explore colors through various art techniques. The activity will be divided into three main parts: color exploration, color mixing, and artwork creation.

Resources/Materials Required:

  • Primary color paint (red, blue, yellow)
  • Paintbrushes
  • White paper or canvas
  • Water cups
  • Color mixing palette or paper plates
  • Aprons or old shirts to protect clothing


Part 1: Color Exploration

  1. Introduce the primary colors (red, blue, yellow) to the students.
  2. Show examples of objects or images that represent each primary color.
  3. Engage the students in a discussion about their favorite colors and why they like them.
  4. Provide each student with a white paper or canvas and a set of primary color paints.
  5. Encourage the students to explore the colors by painting freely on their papers. They can mix the colors directly on the paper or keep them separate.

Part 2: Color Mixing

  1. Explain the concept of color mixing to the students, using the primary colors as a starting point.
  2. Show them how to mix two primary colors to create a secondary color (e.g., red + blue = purple).
  3. Allow the students to experiment with color mixing on their papers or on a color mixing palette.
  4. Encourage them to create as many different colors as they can by mixing the primary colors together.

Part 3: Artwork Creation

  1. Provide the students with a new white paper or canvas.
  2. Ask them to choose their favorite color combinations from their color exploration and mixing activities.
  3. Encourage the students to create a piece of artwork using their chosen color combinations. They can paint shapes, objects, or even abstract designs.
  4. Allow the students to express their creativity and experiment with different color combinations.


Assessment will be based on the students' participation, understanding of color mixing, and creativity in their artwork. The teacher can observe and document the students' engagement, ask open-ended questions about their color choices and techniques, and provide feedback on their final artwork.

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Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten Fine Arts

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