Ice painting is a unique and different way to paint. Your child will soon learn how the three basic colors he sprinkles on the paper can change as they mix together into all the other colors in the spectrum. Let him experiment with just two colors at a time at first so he can learn how red and yellow make different shades of orange; red and blue make purple; and yellow and blue make green. Use your color crayons to write these color equations on an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of paper for a chart to keep near his art supplies so he always has it for reference. For example: Red (write "Red" with the red crayon) and (written in black crayon) Yellow (written in yellow crayon) = (written in black crayon) Orange (written in orange crayon). You can title the chart MY COLOR CHART using any or all of the crayon colors you want. If your preschooler is having trouble recognizing any of the colors, this is an excellent hands-on way to teach him. Remember, repeated practice with your help and words is the quickest way for your child to learn.
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