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Colour mixing KS1 – Ways to use picturebook Colour and Me

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Experiment with colour mixing KS1 activities and help your pupils understand the beauty of every shade with Michaela Dias-Hayes’ brilliant picturebook, Colour and Me.

Join the young artist and her grandma in the book and get creative, inspired by their painting fun… 

Colour mixing KS1 picturebook

‘I made orange, green and purple, using yellow, red and blue – and brown from all three colours, what a magical thing to do!’  

Colour and Me! is written and illustrated by Michaela Dias-Hayes and published by Owlet Pres. It’s a delightful mix of self-empowerment and creativity and the perfect text to share with an Early Years or Key Stage 1 class.

It’s a simple tale of colour discovery, but with a joyfully powerful message at its heart.

In the story, the main character, a little girl, enjoys a painting session with her beloved grandma. They paint their hands and fingers and create beautiful colour-themed masterpieces along the way.

The pair mix paint using the primary colours – red, yellow and blue. They create the striking secondary hues of orange, green and purple.

They also discover that mixing all three primary colours together creates brown. This discovery initially prompts a “Yuck, I don’t like brown” reaction in the young girl, until her grandma helps to realign her thoughts and see the unique beauty in all shades.  

Adele Darlington is an EYFS teacher and art lead in Rutland. She is also the author of 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Art, published by Bloomsbury. Browse more KS1 art ideas.

Colour mixing KS1 activities
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