Can you say COLOR WHEEL? How about EDIBLE COLOR WHEEL?
That's what the 4th grade students said when I introduced this lesson! Students learned about the color wheel by creating a stair step book and using vocabulary words created pages of each of the color families such as primary colors, secondary colors, tertiary colors, neutral colors, complementary colors, monochromatic colors, and analogous colors. Students then, as a group collaboration, created and ATE edible color wheels! Parents were notified ahead of time of the prepackaged frosting and cookies being used to eliminate any concerns for food allergies - all set to go - and the students were excited - as was I!
Students left the art room full of excitement AND sugar!