The little guy and I both love science and these Color Mixing Rainbow Sensory Bags for Little Kids that we did a while back were for sure no exception. They’re quick & easy and even mess free. And what’s not to love about teaching little kids all about color. I mean, c’mon!
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Anytime you can take a sort of complicated science concept, break it down, and make it hands-on for preschoolers, I’m all for it.
Color Mixing Rainbow Sensory Bags for Little Kids
What you’ll need
- Tempera Paint
- Clear Zip Bags
Here’s how to do it
- Squeeze two colors of tempera paint into each clear zip bag.
- Red + Yellow
- Yellow + Blue
- Red + Blue
Basically, we’re starting with primary colors, mixing them together, and observing the results.
The little guy loves activities like this one because they’re hands-on and I love them because they’re quick & easy and for the most part mess free. It’s a win-win.
We talked through this activity together and kind of investigated what would happen.
What do you get when you mix together red and yellow? What about yellow and blue?
Can you take a guess which two colors make purple?
We used primary colors to create secondary colors, but if your little kids have those down, you could totally use this activity to work on tertiary colors too.
You know what sounds all kinds of awesome? Using packing tape to secure the rainbow sensory bags onto a sheet of poster board and letting your little kids create their own jumbo color wheel.
Now that would be a blast and something that we should totally try here!
Either way, what a great idea for teaching little kids color mixing and really versatile too. This could easily be adapted in so many different ways. Have fun and be creative!
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