Adventures of the Non-Creative Mom

October 13, 2011

Learning Color Mixing Through Play

Filed under: Science Activities — by dsuzuki @ 9:27 pm
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My daughter was begging to do an “experiment” tonight and I was wondering what to do.  It so happens Blue’s Clues was on when I turned on the TV and they were talking about colors.  So during bath time I decided to give the kids a couple glow sticks to play with in the tub.  I gave them 4 colors and Kaitlyn watched how the glow changed the appearance of the water and reflected on the walls.  Both kiddos had a blast.  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take any good pictures of that.  After bath we broke out the food coloring again.  I used some caps from my sons bottles and filled 3 of them up with water.  We started off with the primary colors-red, yellow and blue.

Then I had her guess what color she would get when she would mix two colors together.  First she guessed red and yellow would make pink, yellow and blue would make brown and red and blue would make blue.  I then gave her a few empty tops so she could pour a little of the different colors into them to see what colors she could create.  She was so excited when she finally saw what colors she made.

I also was trying to teach her what secondary colors were as she created green, purple and orange.

Then she guessed correctly that if she mixed all the colors together she would get black.

She had so much fun with this she just wanted to keep mixing and mixing.  We dumped all the water out and started over again and she kept playing until bed time.  She could name the primary and secondary colors at the end of the night but we will see what she remembers tomorrow 🙂

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1 Comment »

  1. Awesome! It looks like she kept it neat too. No brown?

    Comment by Jenn — October 14, 2011 @ 11:29 am |Reply


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