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.
Not 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?
If you guessed Art and Science, you’d be totally right!
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Color Mixing Science & Nature STEAM Investigation Station
What you’ll need
Here’s how to do it
- 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.
- 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?
This was so much fun! Even I enjoyed this activity!
I grabbed an ice cube tray last night, filled it with water, and then added food coloring. We of course let it freeze overnight.
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.
How could you make colored water?
According to the little guy, “We dropped colored ice cubes in water!” Easy enough, right?
How can you make purple?
“Red and blue!”
Yep! There’s no doubt there.
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!