Lesson Plan

Elementary Color Lesson

Primary color lesson introduction for elementary grade levels.

Students will be able to:

1, Identify the three primary colors

2. Create artwork and express themselves.

3. Practice new thinking skills.

Grades 1 - 6
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Intro to Colors is a great way to introduce colors as well as refresh students memories of colors they have previously learned. I would allow them to use this app to do a search and find of different colors around the classroom.

Student Instructions

Students will use this app to review colors previously learned in their classroom. Once the colors have been reviewed and mastered, tell them they can move on to the next part of the lesson.


Activity: Presenting

At this moment we would take a break from technology and students will just listen to me give verbal instructions while they are watching me demonstrate the importance of primary colors.  The only colors that make up all the other colors are red, yellow and blue.

Student Instructions

Students are to discuss the importance and what they know of primary colors.


I would mention a color such as yellow.  I would ask students to create a small swatch of each color that would make yellow.  I would also have them create these colors side by side so they do not overlap.

Student Instructions

Instruct students to display what colors would make yellow. The colors are created side by side so there can be no overlap.


In this step students get a chance to explore their creativity.  Children pick their favorite primary color and draw as many pictures that they could think of that are the color they choose.

Student Instructions

Tell students to pick a primary color of their choosing (red, yellow, blue) and to color as many things that are that color as they can.


Students explore the MoMA app to get an experience of the famous Museum of Modern Art without having to go to New York City.  Students have created amazing art work and now to wrap it up we give them a look at a real museum of art and encourage that if they love art, they could one day be in a museum of famous art.