Unit Study: Kindergarten Colors

Age and Grade Requirements

  • Age: 5-6 years old
  • Grade: Kindergarten

Goals

By the end of this unit study, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and name primary colors (red, blue, yellow) and some common secondary colors (green, orange, purple).
  2. Recognize colors in everyday objects and their surroundings.
  3. Explore color mixing to create new shades.
  4. Enhance fine motor skills through arts and crafts activities.
  5. Gain exposure to basic concepts of science, history, and geography related to colors.

Schedule (5 Days)

Day 1: Introduction to Primary Colors

  • Introduction to primary colors (red, blue, yellow)
  • Color identification and matching activities
  • Arts and crafts: Create a color wheel

Day 2: Exploring Secondary Colors

  • Introduction to secondary colors (green, orange, purple)
  • Color mixing using paint or colored water
  • Science project: Color-changing milk experiment

Day 3: Colors in Nature and Field Trip

  • Identify and discuss colors in nature
  • Field Trip: Visit a botanical garden or nature trail to observe and identify colorful plants and flowers
  • Arts and crafts: Create a nature-inspired color collage

Day 4: Colors in Art and History

  • Explore famous artworks and artists known for their use of color
  • Introduction to the history of color pigments and dyes
  • Reading a related storybook

Day 5: Geography of Colors and Culmination

  • Explore how colors are used in different cultures and traditions
  • Geography component: Identify colorful landmarks and flags around the world
  • Arts and crafts: Create a multicultural color poster

Recommended Books (with Amazon Links)

  1. “Mouse Paint” by Ellen Stoll Walsh Amazon Link
  2. “Mix It Up!” by HervĂ© Tullet Amazon Link
  3. “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle Amazon Link

Recommended Video Links

  1. Sesame Street: “Colors with Elmo” YouTube Link
  2. Art for Kids Hub: “How to Draw and Color” YouTube Link
  3. Baby Einstein: “Baby MacDonald Full Episode” YouTube Link

Arts and Crafts Activity

Create a “Colorful Collage” activity: Provide students with various colorful materials (construction paper, fabric, buttons, etc.) and have them create a collage using different colors.

Field Trip

Visit a botanical garden or nature trail to observe and identify colorful plants and flowers.

Science Project

“Color-Changing Milk”: Explore the reaction of milk and soap to create a visually striking color-changing effect.

History and Geography Component

Discuss the history of color pigments and dyes, as well as how colors are used in different cultures and traditions around the world.

Bible Connection

Discuss the story of Joseph’s coat of many colors (Genesis 37:3) and explore the significance of colors in biblical narratives.

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