Open your eyes and you see all of the beautiful colors all around us! Color brightens our day, it makes things more exciting, more beautiful and FUN!

Have your children start out by making their own color wheel:

Discuss the difference between warm and cool colors,and introduce primary, secondary and tertiary colors:

Next show your child how colors are made by mixing them with other colors. The most fun way to do this is to allow your child to mix paint!

Primary Colors: A set of colors used to make other colors. Example: Red

Secondary Colors: Colors made by mixing two primary colors. Example: Green

Tertiary Colors: Colors that are made by mixing a primary and a secondary color. Example: Yellow Orange


Using an art curriculum is a great way to help your child learn the basics of art, including colors! A great online art program will explain art lessons, show the method and allow the kids to do it too!