Color Mixing for Kids

Explore color mixing and fine motor skills with your preschoolers using this engaging and hands-on Color Mixing for Kids STEAM activity. You’re definitely not going to want to miss it! collage of Color Mixing STEAM for Kids images with text: Color Mixing Experience STEAM for KidsSTEAM Activities for kids are perfect for providing a wonderful science and sensory experience for your preschool-aged learners at home or in the classroom.

color mixing for kids activity set up in plastic sensory binPreschool is a great time to teach color theory and color mixing. Three-year-olds and four-year-olds are naturally curious and love experimenting with physical science concepts.

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child making purple using eyedropper during color mixing for kids activityColor mixing activities for preschoolers are a fantastic play-based opportunity to explore new concepts that’s perfect for kinesthetic learners. Not only that, but this color mixing STEAM works with just about any lesson plan or preschool theme.

child using eyedropper to move yellow waterColor Mixing for Kids

Physical Science


  • Cups of water
  • Food coloring or paint
  • Eyedroppers and basters
  • Clear containers

children exploring color mixing with water and eyedroppersPrep

  • Fill each cup about halfway with water and add paint or food coloring to make them a variety of colors.

Encourage the child to use the eyedropper and basters and move colored water into a clear container, then mix it with water from another container. What happens when the colors combine.

child mixing colors using eyedropper and colored waterNot only is this color mixing STEAM for kids quick and easy, but it’s also perfect for your Fall lesson plans. Use it as an opportunity to learn about rainbows and weather or keep reading for even more color mixing fun.

color mixing STEAM activity set up in clear plastic binColor Mixing Experiments for Preschoolers

There are so many different ways to explore color mixing with preschoolers. Here at The Keeper of the Memories, we love color theory and over the years we’ve done lots of color mixing STEAM activities. Here are a few of our favorites to get you started:

color mixing STEAM activity for kids set up in sensory binIf you’ve been around for a while, then you already know how much we love color mixing for kids! It’s perfect for exploring creative thinking, problem-solving, and fine motor skills while teaching your preschoolers all about this important element of art.

Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Fables & Folktales theme from Experience Preschool!

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