Happy New Year everyone!
Try this fun lesson with your kids to help them learn about primary and secondary colors. By making this yummy color wheel pizza, they will learn color theory in a flash.
Cut out some circle shapes from cardboard for your students and have these ready on the day of your lesson. While you are at it, gather a whole bunch of different colored paper, yarn, craft sticks, etc.. and put them in a tray for each table. These will become the pizza ‘toppings’.
Talk about primary colors and how a color wheel is important. Explain to your students that they will be creating a very delicious color wheel pizza divided into primary and secondary slices with yummy colorful toppings. Give each child their own ‘pizza’ circle and help them divide it into six parts or slices. I didn’t use a ruler for this and instead had my kids go free hand.
Next, have them choose one slice to color in with one primary color, then leave a space, another primary color and so on. We used crayons. When all three primary colors are finished, have your students fill in the secondary colors–this is assuming you have already practiced mixing colors in previous lessons.
Once all the colors are filled, it’s time for the delicious toppings! Remind the kids that the toppings have to match the slice color. Give out some scrap paper for them to draw other toppings such as mushrooms, pepperoni and color them according to their slice color. The sky is the limit!
Very delicious don’t you agree?
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