Paint chips are all over Pinterest! I've seen all sorts of projects using them and while I would feel guilty taking enough from the store for 100+ students to use, I didn't feel too bad taking just one of each primary, secondary, and neutral color. (I also took an extra black to help illustrate value.) I laminated the samples, cut each strip apart, and put them in a pencil case with the following directions to be used during an 8 minute rotation.
1. Sort the rectangles by color (al the reds together, all the blues together, etc.)
2. Put the colors in order of the color wheel (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
3. By yourself, pick a pile of one color, like all the oranges. Put the rectangles in order from dark to light.
4. With extra time, invent your own game to play with them!
In the photo above, the directions are just taped to the bottom. I have since laminated the directions and added another piece of laminated paper with some vocabulary on it. Since I just had groups working on this for about 8 minutes, it was a good activity. The students were proud when they accomplished 1-3 and got pretty creative inventing their own games with #4. One group invented a game that was kind of like Go Fish but with colors and I'm sure there were several other good ideas.
This was a good way for students to work together to play with color and value and use their imagination and creativity to invent a game.