Today's "game" with Mr. Intensity started with giving him scissors and asking him to cut along the white lines. It's not perfect, but I think he did a smashing job.
I'm thinking of doing a variation of this activity with the art group, so I thought I'd let him give it a whirl today to see where the activity needed revisions.
I showed him how the colors are lighter at the top. "The colors are dark at the bottom and as white is added it gets lighter." I wasn't sure if this explanation was adequate but when I looked at his face, he was totally trackin' and digging it! We went through all seven colors, pointing first at the dark bottom and saying, "add a bit of white and we get this color."
After he cut them all apart, we mixed them into a big heap. He separated them into color piles then organized them lightest to darkest. I was mucho impressed. A few of the swatches are hard to discern (esp. the two lightest yellows.)
The first time he completed the activity and checked his work against the "control" (which was a paint chip still in tact) he needed to correct 3 colors. Then it was my turn. :)
The second time he completed it he didn't need to make any changes! I love watching him learn and grow. Next, I want to try the sunburst.
UPDATE: used these in preschool art group.