Color Wheel and Color Theory Hands on Lesson

Grade Levels
2nd - 6th
Formats Included
  • Word Document File
4 pages


In this lesson students will create a color wheel using supplies they have at home. Markers, crayons, or color pencils (even watercolor!) will work. Students will learn how to mix secondary colors, tertiary colors, tints, and shades from primary colors. Color relationships will also be discovered. This is a comprehensive lesson on the color wheel and color theory.

Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
Not Included
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. Observations could include color, texture, hardness, and flexibility. Patterns could include the similar properties that different materials share.


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