There are many simple science experiments that can be done right on the kitchen counter. This Valentines Oil and Water Science Activity is one of them! I love opening the kitchen cupboards and coming up with our next awesome science experiment. We love holiday themed science ideas.
VALENTINES OIL AND WATER SCIENCE ACTIVITY FOR KIDS
Turn basic science into Valentine’s Day science with easy to set up themes. Think classic Valentine’s colors like red, pink, and purple. Heart cookie cutters, heart gems, and even little heart containers make this activity extra special.
Our simple Valentines oil and water science activity are lots of fun! We have been exploring a bunch of quick Valentine’s Day themed science activities and experiments this season. So far we have tried out Valentine’s Day themed viscosity, baking soda eruptions, water displacement, and bubble science activities.
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VALENTINES DAY OIL AND WATER SCIENCE ACTIVITY SUPPLIES
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- Baby Oil (regular cooking oil will work but it won’t be clear)
- Eyedropper Straws (for blowing the water if desired)
- Red Colored Water
- Heart Shape Cookie Cutters
- Plastic heart gems (dollar or craft store)
- Tray or Lid to Storage Bin (for experimenting and mess collection)
VALENTINES DAY OIL AND WATER SET UP
- Grab a lid or tray. As you can see, I used a lid from a storage container. Ikea has some simple white plastic trays we also love to use.
- Next, I filled a cup with water and added red food coloring. Then I added at least 15 drops to get it really red! Why not try all the colors.
- Lastly, squeeze baby oil or pour regular cooking oil onto the tray. I like baby oil simply because it’s clear.
- Set out the tray, an eyedropper, and any kind of Valentine’s Day themed items you want to use like cookie cutters or heart-shaped table scatter!
OIL AND WATER VALENTINES DAY SCIENCE INFO
This Valentine’s oil and water science activity is all about density! The density of liquids. If you were to put oil and water into a jar, the two would not mix.
The two liquids separate because oil is less dense than water. Similarly, when you mix the oil and water in this activity, they don’t mix. You can do this Valentines oil and water activity opposite too. Drop the oil onto the water!
You might recognize this as being similar to an oil spill in the ocean. The oil will sit on top. Try making a science discovery bottle with oil and water. Check out what it looks like here.
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We had fun blowing the water around the tray. He managed to splatter a bit all over. He could also blow the drops of water into each other to make a “mega puddle” as he called it.
Science can be very playful for kids! This Valentines oil and water experiment is a great way to explore science while having fun. There aren’t complicated steps to make kids frustrated. Science at home can be super easy!
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Definitely hands-on learning for young kids! Check out how you can fill up the heart-shaped cookie cutters.
There’s no wrong way to play with this Valentines oil and science activity. Playtime that involves exploring, experimenting, observing, and discovering is perfect for young kids. Early childhood science is the best for reinforcing a love for science.
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Enjoy science all year round with your kids! Easy science activities you can do at home or in the classroom.