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Ms. McDonough's UA Class: Week of 5/10 - 5/14

K - 2 Activities

Topic of the lesson: There are many colors to discover around us. Collect the primary and secondary colors around you.

Materials: Found objects, drawing materials


1.   Check out this is a fantastic short video about colors!
What are the three primary colors? (Red, blue, yellow)
What are the three secondary colors?(purple, green, orange)
2.  Create a drawing using primary and secondary colors. Perhaps a rainbow with your family and friends standing below it. They could all be colored a different one of the primary or secondary colors. (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
Activity #2
1.  Collect objects that are primary colors.
2.  Collect objects that are secondary colors.
               Organize these objects into primary and secondary colors.
               Create a drawing about the colorful objects you collected.

3 - 5 Activities

Project: James Rizzi Inspired Box Buildings


Small cardboard box (size of shoe box or cereal box)
 Paint (or markers if you can't access paint) 
Paint brush 


Look at this famous  architecture from the famous Rizzi House in Germany. The below buildings were created with a colorful cartoonish quality. The colors are bright and eye catching. The buildings are covered with shapes and various designs/colors. 




  1. After looking at the buildings  above think about what images you would want to have on a building you design.
  2. On scrap paper, sketch out some possible designs for your building. Feel free to glue together and stack boxes to make your sculpture taller!
  3. Use paint to paint all sides of your building (box). Each side can be painted a different color(s) and or design. (feel free to use markers)
  4. On separate paper, use markers to create images/doors/windows inspired by James Rizzi and your own personality to cut out and glue onto the sides of your building.
Have fun being creative with your box building.