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Pattern & Color Mixing Template

  • Math
  • Kindergarten
  • Grades 1-3

Practice color mixing, the color wheel and pattern continuation with paint dab markers and our free printable!

Materials


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Instructions


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

 

 

Step 2.

 

Cut out the center of the paper plate.

 

Step 3.

 

Flip the circle over so you are on the matte side (not shiny).  Using a ruler and a marker, split the circle into (6) even parts.

 

Step 4.

 

Fill in one triangle with the red paint dab marker, one triangle with the yellow paint dab marker and one triangle with a blue paint dab marker, leaving every other triangle white, as shown.

 

Step 5.

 

Fill in the triangle between the red and yellow with some red paint dots.

 

Step 6.

 

While the red dots are still wet, go over them with the yellow paint marker to create the color orange.

 

Step 7.

 

Fill in the triangle between the yellow and blue with blue paint dots.

 

Step 8.

 

While the blue paint dots are still wet, go over them with the yellow paint marker to create the color green.

 

Step 9.

 

Fill in the last triangle with blue dots.

 

Step 10.

 

While the blue paint dots are still wet, go over the triangle with the red paint marker to create the color purple.

 

Step 11.

 

Download and print the provided template. To download the template simply click the “Template” button above. Start at the top with the color mixing activity. Don’t forget to write down what colors they are!

 

Step 12.

 

Finish the worksheet by completing the patterns!

 


Create your own color wheel to explore secondary shades & patterns!

  • Blended Wheel: After coloring the three primary sections of the wheel, pause the class to  reflect and hypothesize. What colors will the red, blue, and yellow create? Have your students predict before continuing with the dab markers.
  • Feel the Rhythm: Follow the pattern on the template with a little rhythm! Continue the repetition by clapping along to make a catchy song for all the patterns — like red (clap), yellow (clap), yellow (clap), red (clap).”

Patterns are everywhere! Where else can your students find fun repeating patterns in the classroom, at home, or even at the park? As a homework assignment, ask them to write down five places they’ve seen an interesting color pattern and what it looked like. Then, regroup as a class to share what they find!