Art Studio Preschool Monthly Theme Color Mixing Science & Nature STEAM Investigation Station

Keep your little kids cool this summer and explore color mixing with this fun Art Studio Preschool Monthly Theme Color Mixing Science & Nature STEAM Investigation Station. This awesome STEAM Station combines a creative sensory activity with a classic science experiment. You’re definitely going to want to check it out! 

Today we did an awesome Art Studio Preschool Monthly Theme Color Mixing Science & Nature Investigation Station and the little guy and I are both lovin’ it.

collage of color mixing activities with text: Color Mixing STEAM for Little KidsNot to mention we’re for sure looking forward to next month’s Science Lab! Can you take a guess what the little guy’s favorite subjects are? 

preschooler dropping colored ice cubes into dish of water
If you guessed Art and Science, you’d be totally right! 

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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

Color Mixing Science & Nature STEAM Investigation Station

What you’ll need

Here’s how to do it

preschooler dropping colored ice cubes into clear dish filled with water
Set Up

  • A day before, freeze ice cubes mixed with food coloring or liquid watercolors (red, blue, and yellow).
  • Set out clear containers with water and encourage children to drop different colored ice cubes in the containers. 

red and blue colored ice cubes in clear dish filled with water
Big Questions

  • How could you make colored water? 
  • What happens when you put more same-colored ice cubes in a container?
  • How can you make purple? Green? Orange? 
  • What happens if you drop all three colors in the water? 

red and yellow colored ice cubes in clear dish filled with water
This was so much fun! Even I enjoyed this activity!

preschooler picking up yellow ice cube
I grabbed an ice cube tray last night, filled it with water, and then added food coloring. We of course let it freeze overnight. 

tray containing several clear dishes filled with water each containing two colored ice cubes
The little guy started with three clear containers that each had a bit of water in them. I dumped the colored ice onto his workspace and started asking him the Big Questions. 

closeup of tray containing several clear dishes filled with water each containing two colored ice cubes
How could you make colored water? 

preschooler adding red ice cube to dish containing yellow ice cube to make orange colored water
According to the little guy, “We dropped colored ice cubes in water!” Easy enough, right? 

dish of green water containing yellow and blue ice cubes
How can you make purple?

clear dish with purple water containing red and blue ice cubes
“Red and blue!” 

 dish containing orange water with red and yellow ice cubes
Yep! There’s no doubt there. 

dish of green water containing yellow and blue ice cubes
Like I said, we both loved this particular activity and you’re definitely going to want to try it out with your little kids. 

Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Art Studio theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

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MGT-Blog-Transparent-300x300As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #mgtblogger

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