Frozen Color Mixing Science
Simple, Icy Hands-On Learning
Why Preschool Science?
Preschoolers are curious creatures. Science experiments, even very simple experiments fuel their curiosity for the world. Learning how to observe, talk about what they see and predict what might happen are amazing for growth in so many areas! Many experiments can also increase practical life and fine motor skills not to mention math, literacy, vocabulary and of course science! I love to find different ways to explore colors and this color mixing science is super easy to try!
Frozen Color Mixing Science Set Up
- ice cube tray
- divider tray (party store) or an assortment of bowls
- food coloring
Freeze colored water in ice cube trays. I made 4 of each red, blue and yellow ice cubes. I set out a divider tray, warm water, eye droppers and a scoop.
Frozen Color Mixing Science Play
We chose colors one divider at a time starting with just the primary colors red, yellow and blue. We melted those with the warm water and eye droppers. Next he chose two different colors to mix but first guessed what colors the two would make. Interesting Observation: If you melt more of one color before the other, you can change the shade of the two colors being mixed. More blue green or more yellow green until the two cubes are throughly melted! We finished by melting the three colors together to get a brownish, black color.
I am finding it important to go over the same learning ideas but in different ways to better help his understanding of these basic but important concepts. Remember, preschool science is best when it is left up to curiosity and sparks interest rather than a ton of instructions and don’t touch prompts! Color mixing science is a great place to start!