Color Mixing Rainbow Sensory Bags for Little Kids

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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toddler exploring color mixing with rainbow sensory bags on tray
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. 

sensory bags on tray with two colors of paint each to explore color mixing
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. 
  1. Red + Yellow
  2. Yellow + Blue
  3. Red + Blue

Basically, we’re starting with primary colors, mixing them together, and observing the results. 

toddler exploring rainbow sensory bag with yellow and blue paint
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. 

toddler smooshing paint in rainbow sensory bag
We talked through this activity together and kind of investigated what would happen.

toddler exploring color mixing with paint in clear zip bags
What do you get when you mix together red and yellow? What about yellow and blue? 

toddler smooshing paint in color mixing sensory bags
Can you take a guess which two colors make purple? 

toddler exploring color mixing with rainbow sensory bags on tray
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. 

toddler smooshing paint in rainbow sensory bags
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.

toddler using hands to mix paint in clear zip bags
Now that would be a blast and something that we should totally try here!  

toddler exploring color mixing with clear zip bags filled with paint
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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