First we talked about the color wheel, and I even learned that it was created by Sir Isaac Newton in 1706! So I had the students draw the basic wheel in their sketchbooks.
Next step was to figure out how many cookies I would need total and do the math. 200 kids x 6 cookies per color wheel...thats a lot of cookies! I got around 16 boxes of vanilla wafers and 7 containers of vanilla icing, I had food coloring, spoons and plates and cups on hand. I tried to find colored icing, but the Wal-Mart I went to didn't have much of a selection.
I have six tables, so each table got the plate pictured above with just enough icing for a quarter size amount of icing of each color for each student.(not shown a spoon for each color specifically for that cup) Six spoons for the kids at the table to mix the other colors.
I had some of the students who came early wash their hands and help divide the cookies onto plates.
|Prepped and ready to go!|
|Working on the process of mixing colors.|
|A completed color wheel!|
|Time to take home, it's the rainbow!|
|I've never seen color look so delicious!|
Have you ever done the cookie color wheel in your room? How do you get your kids excited about color theory?