Day One: We learned how to mix primary colors together to make secondary colors...
I had them fold their paper in half a couple of times to make 8 boxes. They painted the primary colors first, then we mixed them together to fill the other boxes. They had 2 extra boxes they could paint a color or pattern of their choice in.
Here's a modification I made for one our students with special needs.
Day Two: Making Popsicles!
I started by telling the kids we were going to cut up our paintings from last week....the sheer looks of terror I got....
We drew a simple "U" shaped popsicle in each box. Some of my art challenges were to draw one with a bite taken out, one that was melting...etc.
We added shadows to each popsicle and a little white highlight. I think they understood what we were doing....haha. I explained that popsicles are frozen and ice is shiny, so to show that texture we needed a little reflection of light. Maybe that stuck with some of them...who knows, but they did it and their popsicles look awesome!