Teaching Resource

What's in a Colour? Sorting Activity

PDF | 7 pages|Grades: 2 - Lower - 6

A fun sorting activity for students to explore interpretation of colour in visual art.

Use this teaching resource when studying the Elements of Visual Art and how artists communicate meaning. Students investigate the idea that colour can express a particular mood, emotion or atmosphere. The activity has been designed to provoke discussion about interpretation.

Print, cut and laminate the cards (1 set for each group). Allow the students to sort the Fact and Feeling Cards with Colour cards.

Further instructions are included with the resource.

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      National Curriculum Curriculum alignment

    • Art and design

      Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design. Pupils should be taught: to create sket...

    • Art and design

      Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design. Pupils should be taught: to create sket...

    • Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower

      Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower covers students in Year 3 and Year 4.

    • Key Stage 2 (KS2) – Upper

      Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Upper covers students in Year 5 and Year 6.

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