Today, I am happy to welcome Alecia, author at Learning 2 Walk, back to the blog. She has an easy science experiment for preschoolers and don’t miss the free printable below!
Spring is almost here in Northern Ontario and my daughter and I have been doing a lot of preschool science experiments as well as Spring activities. Today I will share with you a fun preschool activity that is sure to bring out the scientist in your preschooler.
I am sure most preschoolers know the primary colours. I am also certain that a few even know a few of their secondary colours it’s respective primary colour mixtures. I, however am a firm believer in doing as opposed to hearing and seeing. With this in mind, I created this colour mixing experiment and also included a little printable so that your preschooler can have a guide for their experiment.
What You Need for Your Science Experiment
- 4- 6 bowls
- red, yellow and blue food colouring
- colour mixing printable
- cup of water
- spoon or dropper
1) Place your 4 to 6 bowls on a flat surface. If you want a separate bowl for each secondary colour then choose 6 bowls. If you are fine with simply washing the bowl after each mixture, then use 4 bowls.
2)Add 2 oz of water in the 4 to 6 bowls.
3) Add 2-3 drops of blue food colouring to the first bowl. Add 2-3 drops of red food colouring to the second bowl and 5-6 drops of yellow food colouring to the third bowl.
4) Give your preschooler the colour mixing printable as well as a spoon.
5) Instruct your preschooler to do the following:
Place 2 spoonfuls of blue liquid in the 4th cup. Then add 2 spoonfuls of the red. Mix them together. What colour do you have in the fourth bowl? Colour the answer on your colour mixing sheet.
Allow them to continue working through the colour mixing printable. You can also ask them while they are doing their experiment how to make purple or green or orange.
Well there you have it, your little scientist has created the secondary colours for himself. Now if you want to get really scientific, perhaps you may want to try this experiment that is my daughter’s favourite to date: DISAPPEARING RAINBOW COLOURS where we actually make the colours disappear.
Free Color Mixing Printable
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Alecia, author at Learning 2 Walk, is a pastor’s wife and preschool blogging mommy of 2 darlings who is married to her best friend and side-kick, Mark. She is a proud Janadian (Jamaican + Canadian) and is a stationary addict and early childhood education enthusiast.
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