Illustrating a Paint Title


46563979.jpgAfter we painted my daughter’s room “marsh fern”, she and I talked about how it looked like many colors but not what one would think of as a marsh or a fern. It was a super bright green that was reminiscent of a granny smith apple.


We talked about how one might illustrate the names of paint colors. That is where the inspiration for this lesson came from.


Today, I took that idea to my third graders. I gave them titles of paints that I found at our local hardware store and brought in swatches. Their job was to create their own paint color and title.


Such a fun lesson. The kids were amazingly creative: Gloomy Grave, Magnificent Maui,  Jurassic Jungle, just to name a few.


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