Three Primary Colors
Painting is a great way to let children explore basic concepts of color.
When introducing art to little ones, we can start with the basic elements of art—color, line, shape, texture, and space. In this video, we learn about the three primary colors. After watching, you might play “I Spy” with colors. Say, for instance, “I spy with my little eye something that is red.”
You can also talk about the other basic elements of art, for instance:
- “A line can be straight like a stick, or curvy like a worm.”
- “Lines can be thick like a log, or thin like a noodle.”
- “A line can go up like a wall, across like a table, or diagonal like a slide.”
- “Let’s find shapes around us.” (a slice of bread is a square, a window is a rectangle, pizza is a circle, and so on)
- “Texture is the way something feels.”
- “A texture might be bumpy like a basketball, fuzzy like a teddy bear, or smooth like a rock.”
- “When I stand here, and you stand there, there’s space in between us.”
- “Let’s walk around the coffee table. We’re walking in the space around it!”
Musical Show & Share
A video about coming together to create something beautiful.
See Us Coming Together
Join Elmo, Abby, and Tamir in welcoming a new friend, Ji-Young, to their Best Friends Band!
The Friends in Your Neighborhood
A song celebrating the diverse people and friends in a community.
The Best Friends Band
Elmo, Abby, Tamir, and their new friend Ji-Young sing about how we all belong to one another.
A printable page children can use to express themselves.
Playing With Colors
An interactive game to build the basic skill of color recognition.
An article about upcycling projects.