Colour Mixing

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

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WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - Fine motor.
  • Intellectual - Observing, comparing, predicting, experimenting.
  • Emotional - Confidence.
  • Social - Sharing with friends and family.
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Discover the many colourful possibilities of mixing primary colours together.
Skill Level
Intermediate
Suitable for
4-5 years old
Estimated time
15 - 30 mins
Environment
Indoors

What You Will Need

  • Plastic Droppers
  • Food Colouring
  • 1 Big Cup
  • 3 Small Transparent Cups

Step 1

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Gather the materials.

Step 2

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Prepare 3 cups of water.

Step 3

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Put 4 drops of yellow into 1 small transparent cup. Next, put 1 drop of blue into another small transparent cup. Then Invite the children to predict what will happen.

Step 4

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Observe the colour change (green). Experiment with the other colours in the other small cups such as red + blue = purple and red + yellow = orange. In the end, pour these liquids into the bigger cup and pour it away in the sink.

Ask the Kids

Can you tell me what colour you saw when you mixed blue with red?

What other colours were you able to form when you mixed other primary colours together?

What do you think will happen when food colouring is dropped in water?

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below