Teach Color Mixing with this Engaging & Hands-On Easter STEAM Activity for Little Kids!

I’m really excited about sharing this fun new Easter STEAM activity with you. The little guy and baby girl had so much fun exploring color mixing with these frozen eggs.

It’s a fun Easter STEAM project for preschoolers and kindergartners. You’re definitely not going to want to miss it! 

collage of Easter color mixing images with text: Color Mixing Easter STEAM for Little KidsDo your little learners know what happens when you mix red and yellow? With this Easter egg color mixing activity, it’s time to find out! Keep reading to learn how you can set up your own frozen Easter STEAM egg color mixing activity. 

egg-shaped colored ice
Easter colored ice in dish of water
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Easter egg shaped colored ice
Plus, get some fun tips on teaching colors to your little learners this Easter too! After all, little kids learn best through play and this fun color mixing STEAM activity is no exception! 

child placing green colored ice into clear dish with yellow water
child picking up red colored ice Easter egg

Teaching Color Mixing to Preschoolers

This Easter STEAM color mixing activity is lots of fun to explore and provides an engaging sensory experience for kindergartners and even first graders too. But it’s really perfect for preschool!

clear dish with red colored ice in egg shape
Preschoolers can explore and engage with these colorful frozen Easter eggs while learning important lessons about color theory.

green ice egg in clear dish with green water
Mixing colors is a fun way for kids to practice identifying colors and learning about the differences between primary and secondary colors. Ask questions as you work with these frozen Easter eggs such as: “What happens if we put this blue egg into the green water?” 

red and yellow colored ice in egg shape on tray
green ice egg melting in clear dish with green water
It’s a great time to discuss states of matter with your preschool learners too. Talk about how solid ice becomes liquid water. Kids can observe it happening right before their eyes with this exciting Easter STEAM.

You can extend this activity further for your older kiddos by experimenting with water temperature and how quickly the frozen eggs melt. 

purple ice egg in clear dish with purple water
green egg-shaped colored ice melting in small dish of green water
Ready to make your own? Here’s what you’ll need:

Easter STEAM Activity for Little Kids

What you’ll need

  • Silicone Egg Mold or Egg-shaped Ice Cube Tray
  • Food Coloring
  • Water
  • Clear Cups or Containers
  • Plastic Tray

egg shaped colored ice for Easter STEAM
Here’s how to do it

Once you’ve gathered all the supplies for this Easter STEAM, follow these steps to get started:

  1. Begin by mixing water with food coloring in the clear cups. You’ll want to create several different colors for this project: red, yellow, green, and blue. 
  2. Then, pour small amounts of colored water into each egg mold. You’ll want to make a few eggs in each different color. Finally, freeze your eggs. This step will take a few hours so plan ahead.
  3. Once your eggs are ready, you’ll need to pour water into a few clear containers. We used water that was approximately room temperature, but you could experiment with warm and/or cool water as well. 
  4. Encourage children to drop two or more different colored Easter eggs into each container of water. As the frozen Easter eggs begin to melt, the colors mix, and your little kids can observe the results. 

purple ice egg melting in clear dish with purple water
red egg-shaped colored ice melting in dish with orange water
Easter Color Recognition Activities

Coloring pages are another fantastic way to teach little learners about colors and color mixing. Check out these fun Easter coloring pages for even more fun with your preschoolers this holiday season and of course don’t forget to try ice painting with a few of your frozen colored Easter eggs too. 

After you’ve had fun with this Easter STEAM activity, come back and share your story in the comment section. I can’t wait to read about your learning journey! I just know your little learners are going to love this Easter color mixing activity as much as my kiddos did.

egg shaped colored ice for color mixing Easter STEAM activity
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