C – COLOR : Activity 1 (Mixing colors in water)


It’s a day of COLOR!

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We had so many ideas come to mind with color that I am unable to include them all in one post, so I will share the activities between 4 different posts:

Activity 1 : Mixing colors in water

Activity 2 : Watch the colors swirl

Activity 3 : Color wheel with paint

Activity 4 : Free painting


This post will feature Activity 1 : Mixing colors in water


Materials :Color experiment for kids

6 clear cups, food coloring in primary colors (red, blue, and yellow), water




  1. Pour water in 3 cups (no more than halfway full) Color experiment for kids
  2. Add a drop or two of coloring in each cup of water                Color experiment for kids DSC_0475 DSC_0477
  3. Add water to remaining 3 empty cups and then mix 2 of the primary colors from cups together at a time (red + blue, red + yellow, yellow + blue)Color experiment for kids DSC_0490 DSC_0478
  4. Feast your eyes on the beautiful results! Color experiments for kids DSC_0485
  5. And what you get is the rainbow of colors! Color experiment for kids


Here are the books we read on the colorful subject of COLOR~

A BOOK ABOUT COLOR, by Mark Gonyea

Color experiment for kids, A BOOK ABOUT COLOR by Mark Gonyea

I SPY COLORS IN ART, by Lucy Micklethwait

Color experiment for kids, I Spy Colors in Art by Lucy Micklethwait

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