The kindergarteners learned about Cezanne and how much he loved to paint apples. They made apple compositions by printing with actual apples and apple- shaped foam plates. One thing the students noticed is that apples are not just one solid color. They found several colors and patterns in the skin of each apple they observed.
After reading Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni, the kindergarteners and I talked about primary and secondary colors. The children paired primary construction paper squares and added the secondary color they make when mixed together. Then they put their mixing skills in action and made these paintings.