Mixing Colors

I pulled out an idea we hadn’t done in a while, that my kids love each and every time we do this.  I give each of my kids an ice-cube tray (clear is better, but we only had green so that is what we use) and fill about half of the trays with water.  I then add food coloring to them, just the primary colors, red, blue and yellow.  We use eye droppers to mix the colors and see what colors we can make!  Isaiah is getting pretty good at remembering what colors go together to make the secondary colors.  Ayla just had fun mixing and most of hers ended up brown!  It was a lot of fun.  Ayla wanted to make pink so we kept adding plain water until the red looked somewhat pinkish.  It is a great hands on way for them to learn their colors, it works fine motor with the pinching the eye dropper, and it is something every kid loves, water!!  We also have done this with paint and a paper plate, this is good since it allows us to make pink with white and red paint, but it is also a lot messier.  Happy creating and growing!


About mochellysue

I am former kindergarten teacher now a stay at home mom of two wonderful kids! My husband and I have been married for almost ten great years.

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