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Washing Toys Coloring Water

Mix colors and see what happens


First gather a few things:

  • a jar for each child

  • food coloring or water paints (four colors)

  • newspaper or plastic covering

  • spoons or popsicle sticks

  • Experiment with different jars of water and food coloring. What happens when you mix only two colors, like red and yellow? Blue and red? Yellow and blue? Make up your own combinations and see what colors you can make.

    Parent Tips Young children are like little scientists, continually experimenting and trying new combinations of things. Here's a way to give them a first-hand experience with science where they can see the changes in colors right before their very eyes.
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