Mouse Colors

Grade 1

Karon Stomberg and Eolise Larson,

Students learn the primary colors and discover what happens when paints are mixed by experimenting on large paper. While their paintings dry, students read Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh. Then a class graph is created to see which colors they found. Each student traces a “foot” on their dried painted paper, cuts it out and glues it to the color graph in the matching color column.

Objectives and assessment criteria

Students will:

  1. name the PRIMARY COLORS.
  2. discuss and experience painting.
  3. discover what happens when the primary colors are mixed.
  4. name the SECONDARY COLORS.
  5. differentiate painted colors and match to colors on a graph.