This is an entertaining activity in any language. At jacksonpollock.org your child (and you!) can paint in the style of the American artist Jackson Pollock and practice colors in Spanish.
- Move the mouse over the screen to create a drip painting.
- Click the mouse to change color.
- Say each new color in Spanish!
- Use the space bar to clear the screen.
Your paintings will use these basic colors:
black – negro
blue – azul
brown – café
gray – gris
green – verde
orange – naranja (or anaranjado)
pink – rosa (or rosado)
purple – morado
red – rojo
yellow – amarillo
There are also are some variations of basic colors. To say “light,” use the word claro after the color. To say “dark,” use oscuro.
light green – verde claro
light blue – azul claro
dark green – verde oscuro
dark blue – azul oscuro
Try Spanish phrases like these as you play with your child:
¡Azul! Me gusta el azul. – Blue! I like blue.
¡Qué rojo bonito! – What pretty red!
Es una pintura hermosa. – It is a beautiful painting.
Vamos a hacer otra pintura. – Let’s make another painting.
Let’s do it again. – Vamos a hacerlo de nuevo.
Have fun, and fill your play with Spanish!