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Color Mixing Fish Art Lesson

This color mixing lesson is a perfect introduction to color theory for preschool and early elementary school children.  It teaches the primary colors and allows them to mix their very OWN secondary colors. Children also get to explore mixing a variety of blue tints for the water, which is something I find they really enjoy.   The cheerful fish are a very forgiving subject to draw, and templates can be used to make this even easier for learning artists. The textured,...

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

March “comes in like a lion, out like a lamb, ” according to the popular proverb. The age old adage inspires this wonderful art activity for preschool and elementary children. This saying also provides a great opportunity for parents and teachers to integrate science into an art lesson.    We begin this art activity by discussing the meaning of, “March comes in like a lion, out like a lamb.” We talk about some characteristics of the weather in March and...