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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Color Mixing Bingo

Color Mixing Bingo

Students Learn Color Mixing While Making a Bingo Card

My 6th graders are about to start an Andy Warhol inspired Pop Art Portrait in which they will be painting with bold, high contrast colors.  However, this is our first painting project of the year and I want to review a few painting basics.
I also think it is important for kids to understand color.  Naturally, they need to understand the color wheel but also the various types of color and how each color can be created.  So in honor of that need, I have created Color Mixing Bingo.  I have created 20 different Color (bingo) Cards like the following (Contact me if you'd like a copy of the Word document I have them saved in):
C
O
L
O
R
Purple
Blue
Pink
Yellow-Green
Red
Red-Orange
Maroon
Yellow
Light Blue
Green
Red-Violet
Blue-Green
FREE CHOICE-mix any colors you would like and see what you create
Orange
Light Purple
Brown
Yellow-Orange
Light Green
Blue-Violet
Gray
Ivory/Off White
Navy Blue
Black
Dark/Forest Green
Golden Yellow
On each card you will find the Primary, Secondary, Intermediate/Tertiary, Neutral and select Tints and Shades.  Each card has the same words, only they are in different locations.  Each student gets their own card and after discussing color mixing, we begin adding color to each box.  You can do this a couple of ways
 1)You can draw a color from a bowl (Bingo Style) and have each student find that color on their card and paint and/or mix paint in that box.  You can play Color Bingo as you go, when you have 5 in a row, you win a prize. 
OR
2) You can draw a color from a bowl (Bingo Style) and have each student find that color on their card and paint and/or mix paint in that box.  And just use this as an opportunity to go over how to make each color and not play Bingo rules just yet
OR
3) Set the students free to paint their own Color Bingo card at their own pace and leisure
When the cards are dry, we play Color Bingo and I give out small prizes if the student who wins can tell me how to make each of the colors they have in a row.


Color Mixing Bingo Card as made by a student