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Blue and Yellow Painting Activity for Preschoolers

As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, we receive the Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, our opinions on amazing things for children are 100% our own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best judgement when planning activities for your children.

This month, we're learning about Fables & Folktales with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) and today we're reading Babe & the Blue Ox.

child mixing blue and yellow paint using sponge

Paul Bunyan had a big blue ox named Babe and a cow named Bessie. We focused heavily on language arts skills and dramatic play for this lesson.


Our discussion this morning was about which animals make good pets and which animals can't be pets.

preschooler stamping cardstock with blue and yellow paint

We learned about the color blue and talked some about Summer and Winter and whether we preferred hot or cold weather.


We also worked on our reading skills and making patterns.

preschooler using sponge to stamp blue and yellow paint on cardstock

Today's creative art activity was Blue & Yellow Painting, which is a great way to practice color mixing and color theory with the children.


For each process art activity from Experience Early Learning, we display the Inspiration Photo at the art center and set out supplies for the preschoolers.

child sponge painting on cardstock using blue and yellow paint

We also sit down with the children and discuss the day's prompts. Today we're talking about blending the colors together, using a sponge to paint, and what happens if we fold our paper.


  • What happens when you blend or mix both colors together?

  • How will you use the sponge to paint?

  • Can you fold the paper to mix the colors together?


Art activities such as this one mean an opportunity to explore physical science, visual arts, and fine motor skills in a fun and hands-on way that preschoolers are sure to love!

child's sponge stamped blue and yellow painting

Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to as we finish our Fables & Folktales preschool theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).

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