I have to give a shout out to my Momma-in-law who sent us a Keurig, and tons of coffee. She wrote a note that said something like "to help you through the late nights" which I thought was really cute!
Some ideas for those filters . . .
1. Cut them in half and have the kids draw RAINBOWS with just the primary colors.
Make it "rain" on them with a squirt bottle and watch the colors mix. Make predictions and observations. Finally make a landscape for their rainbows. Complicated? Not creative enough?
2. Make STAIN GLASS WINDOWS. First color the filter with markers then wet. Next, cut a black circle. Fold and cut it out like a snowflake and glue the colorful filter behind. Here's a window Kindergarten made last year. This was FUN.
3. Of course, the tried and true, FLOWERS. More crafty then creative?
4. MY FAVORITE! More of a review activity: A crazy color wheel. Students use red, yellow and blue markers or watercolors to color their filters however they want. Then paint them with water and watch the colors mix. This would be a good review this time in the year for grades who didn't do a ton of formal color theory this year.
What do you do with coffee filters?