In the meantime, the third, fourth, and fifth graders played a color mixing game where they worked together in groups to create a color by using only the primary colors. It was a definite challenge, but the kids got into it and did a really nice job. Here's how it worked:
Each group got ketchup bottles filled with mostly water and a little bit of blue, yellow, and red paint. The groups use these to squirt and mix into little plastic cups, then place onto the two game boards to create a color wheel. The two game boards are for getting it right first, then for reinforcement. There are buckets to dump and rinse discarded colors, and a sponge for clean up. Groups get points for putting the primary colors in the right spots, then the secondary, tertiary colors, then brown. Take a look at the game in action. Special thanks to third grader Darrick for being our photographer!