The smallest, simplest things can fascinate kids.
We often take for granted the knowledge we’ve accumulated over the years. But children will remind us of the awe and wonder of learning.
This simple color mixing science experiment for preschoolers reminded me that simple really can be awe inspiring!
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Three large see through containers (We used dinner glasses)
Two small see through containers (We used baby food jars)
Spoons and Scoops
A large bowl
Pour water into the three large containers. Using food dye, turn the water to the three primary colors, blue, yellow and red. (Two or three drops will do just fine.)
Let your child fill their small container with the color of their choice. Then, using a scoop or spoon, let them add a different color to the same jar. The look on their faces when it turns a completely different color is priceless!
Lumpy, my two year old, was so amazed and content to scoop away. When the water turns a yucky brown, dump the water into the large bowl, and try some new colors!
Loopy, my four year old, learned a ton about what colors create which colors and it was finally clicking! He’d watch the colors swirl and mix together.
Simple? Yup. Educational? Oh yeah. Fun? You betcha!
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