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Mix It Up

You can use colors to make new colors—and those colors to make even more colors! Let’s experiment and make a whole rainbow.

For Grown-Ups

What you’ll need

  • Your CK Jr. toolkit

  • Ice cube tray or muffin tin
  • Paint brushes
  • Red, yellow, and blue food coloring
  • Paper towels
  • A medicine dropper (optional)

Ask About Today

What colors do you need to make green? What about purple?

Explore

est. 15 min

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Elmo Loves Colors

Join Elmo as he learns all about the colors in his world.

Creating Colors

Practice your color mixing with this game from PBS Kids.

Create

est. 30 min

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Mix Your Own Colors

Squeaks and Jessi are painting, but they need more colors. How will they make them? After you’ve watched the video, you’ll try this yourself!

Experiment With Color

Follow Squeaks and make your own rainbow of colors.

Toolkit Materials:

Other Materials:

Ice cube tray or muffin tin; paint brushes; red, yellow, and blue food coloring; paper towels; a medicine dropper (optional)

Grown-Ups

Fill an ice cube tray with water and add a few drops of red, blue, and yellow food coloring to three separate cubes. Give your child paint brushes to mix new colors in the other cubes. Extend this activity by adding a medicine dropper and paper towels.

Kids

Use your paint brushes to make new colors. Next, use a medicine dropper or paint brush to put drops of different colors on a paper towel. Watch them mix together!

Read

est. 10 min

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Press Here

This story by Hervé Tullet stars red, yellow, and blue. Get ready to PRESS here!

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Mix It Up

In Hervé Tullet’s second story, the colors get all mixed up.

Move

est. 5 min

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Do the Color Dance

Rock your body to the colors!

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