Lesson 4: Colour 1: Making colours

Through play-dough, children are introduced to the primary colours of red, blue and yellow and learn how they can be mixed to make secondary colours

Learning Objectives

  • Mixing primary colours to make secondary colours

  • Knowing that there are three primary colours, red, yellow, blue

  • Knowing which primary colours can be mixed to create the secondary colours (purple, orange and green)

Teacher Video: Making colours

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