- Stick the following flashcards on the board: blue, green, orange, yellow, purple, red. Point to each flashcard and say the name of the colour aloud.
- Point to one of the flashcards and say: Thumbs up if right, thumbs down if wrong. Is this red? Yes/No? What is it, then? The children put their thumbs up or down depending on the answer. When you ask what colour it is, the children answer aloud.
- Stick flashcards of red and yellow next to each other on the board and draw an addition sign (+) between them. Say: Look, red and yellow make … Write the equals sign (=) and say: orange. Then stick the orange flashcard after the equals sign. Continue this activity using blue and yellow, red and blue.
- Write the names of the colours under each flashcard on the board and get the children to read them aloud.
Making the cut-out
- The children colour the paint shapes according to the name of the colours written in them.
- The children cut out rectangles A and B. They also cut along the dashed lines inside the rectangles.
- The children glue rectangle A onto the shaded area at the top of rectangle B.
- Pull out the flaps in rectangle B so that they are in front of the flaps in rectangle A, eg red and yellow are in front of orange.
- Tell the children that they are going to do a magic trick. Say: Look at the paint shapes red and yellow. If we mix red and yellow, what colour do we make? Purple, orange or green? The children should answer Orange!
- Show the children how to hold the piece of paper where it says Lift-1 with their thumb and index finger and lift it. The flap that was at the back is brought forward and the flap that was at the front is sent back, so the flap with the orange paint shape is brought to the front.
- Continue with the activity until all three flaps have been lifted.
- The children can draw paint shapes and mix colours on a piece of paper. They can also write the names of the colours they have used and made when mixing.