Kerley's art lesson





This is the second section about Barbara Kerley's lesson on color.

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I teach Preschool Kindergarten Art for 3 to 5 year olds at St. John's Methodist Church.

This lesson is geared to 4 year olds.

We will learn where color comes from, what categories we put color into and color a rainbow in the correct color sequence:ROY G BIV (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.










What other colors do you know?(Students will call out various other colors.)

Can you think of anything in nature that has all the primary and secondary colors we have talked about? (Give students time to think about this.)

I would like to introduce you to a friend. His name is Roy G Biv.

What is he?



That's right a rainbow.

What colors did you see? (Let students take turns naming colors.)

The reason I call the rainbow Roy G Biv is that it helps me to remember the correct color order that we see in all rainbows. Each letter stands for each color in the rainbow. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet.

Natural light from the sun is broken apart by the moisture in the air forms the colors we see in the rainbow. These colors are always in the same order. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. Sometimes we canít see all the colors, but if the light is bright enough, then all the colors will be visible.


Now you are going to have the opportunity to try and create your own rainbows. Letís get out some paper and some crayons, and see if we can color a rainbow.Try to see if you can put the colors into the correct order. RememberRoy G Biv.


Use this section to check comprehension after the students have created their rainbow pictures.

Letís see if you can remember:

What is a Primary Color?

Name the three primary colors?

What is a Secondary Color?

Can you name some secondary colors?

What is a Tertiary Color?

What are the colors in a rainbow?


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