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 colors. I am also certain that a few even know a few of their secondary colors and its respective primary color mixtures. I, however, am a firm believer in doing as opposed to hearing and seeing. With this in mind, I created this colr 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 coloring
- color 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 coloring to the first bowl. Add 2-3 drops of red food coloring to the second bowl and 5-6 drops of yellow food coloring to the third bowl.
4) Give your preschooler the color 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 color do you have in the fourth bowl? Color the answer on your color mixing sheet.
Allow them to continue working through the color 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 colors for himself. Now if you want to get really scientific, perhaps you may want to try this experiment that is my daughter’s favorite to date: DISAPPEARING RAINBOW COLORS where we actually make the colors disappear.
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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