Iíve been having so much fun with my summer reading concert, I
thought Iíd feature one of the songs this month. Itís from my
Sing a Song of Science CD.
Here are 3 easy ways to demonstrate mixing colors, or let
children do it themselves as the song is sung or played.
roll each of red, yellow, and blue cellophane
(available at party stores or any place that has
a good wrapping paper selection). Cut a piece from each
color and insert in photo mat boards. Of course you can just cut
frames from cardboard too. As you sing the song, place one color
halfway over the other, so children can see the primary and
Science! Simply use a blue, a red, and a yellow sippy
cup. As each verse is sung, place one color over the other to
make the third (verse one would be red over yellow to make
orange). This is even more fun and dramatic with a flashlight
shining up through them!
of water and food coloring: Summer is a great time to
do this experiment outside! Simply add single drops of food
coloring to mix the colors as you sing the song.
Up the Colors
1. Red and yellow make
and yellow make orange,
Red and yellow make orange
Thatís the way the colors go
Red and yellow and blue make so many pretty colors itís true
And it only takes two to make another pretty color for you
2. Blue and yellow make green (3 times).
the way the colors go. (chorus)
Every color that you see is made by mixing just these three
Red and yellow and blue, red and yellow and blue
3. Red and blue make purple, (3 times).
the way the colors go (chorus)