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?
Awesome lesson, who doesn't love cookies?! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thanks! EVERYONE LOVES COOKIES! :)Delete