Today’s “Color Multiplication” activity was a total last minute idea. I wanted to challenge my 5th grade students, who are way beyond simple color wheels. They used these grids to mix many different combinations of colors. It was fun to listen in to their conversations as they gave each other tips and techniques while navigating this process.

I presented this activity as an “experiment” and told them to focus on really understanding how colors mix, rather than finishing everything on the page. 

You could hear a pin drop while the students were working- a few students told me that they liked this lesson because it helped them relax!