Experiments

Shades of Green

Shades of Green
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Explore shades of green in nature

Time
20 minutes
Ages
36 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 8 tots
Rating

Supplies

  • Green Paint Sample Cards (1 per child)
  • A garden

Steps

  1. Take the children to the garden. Make sure they dress appropriately for the weather.
  2. Hand each child a green paint sample card.
  3. Instruct the child to match the greens on the paint sample card to the greens in the garden. Tell them to call over an adult when they have found a match.
  4. Discuss which shades are lightest and darkest.
Safety Tip
Scout out the garden or other outdoor location ahead of time to be sure there are no plants that would hurt children if touched.
Associated Activity
Use colors other than green to match flowers, fall leaves, tree barks, stones and other natural elements.

Developmental skills

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