We made a fresh (double!) batch of our favorite play clay this morning (found by way of my new favorite make-a-mess-with-your-kids blog, Filth Wizardry). It made enough to make three really good sized balls of clay for our primary colors!
Ernie was rather hesitant when I handed her small balls of clay and told her to smash them together, but once she saw the results she had TONS of fun doing this!
We made a grid, labeled with our possible color combinations, and she drew pictures of what she made. Choosing a marker helped her decide what color her clay had turned.
We talked about what the primary colors are, and how ANY color can be made by mixing these together. Next time I'm hoping I can help her choose a marker, and then she can decide which colors she'd need to mix together to match.