First grade started their unit in color! After reading the book A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni, I showed the class how to draw chameleons step by step (weird voices help – and letting them put their own twist on them like a mad face, etc.)
Next was the fun part – painting! I kind of let them go wild here. My only suggestion – draw out six circles on a plate and only give them the primary colors so they have to practice mixing. The circles prevent a giant mud mess, seen in the red plate below.
Oh one last thing – the kids will explode with excitement if you show them this video of a chameleon changing colors as an intro or wrap up.