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Color Mixing with Little Learners

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Colors, colors everywhere!  If you are trying to find a fun way for your little ones to learn their , give color mixing a try.  With a simple setup, your learners can explore and learn their colors.
Color Mixing with Little Learners - MJCS
Last week, Grayson woke up from his nap to find some color mixing gear in the sunroom. HOORAY for not having colored water in the house!
Color Mixing with Little Learners - MJCS
The activity began as an invitation to play by letting him mix the colored water without any purpose other than playing.  He asked about the new science tool on the table, so I helped him learn how to use a pipette!
Color Mixing with Little Learners - MJCS
Color Mixing with Little Learners - MJCS
Here is what I set out for Grayson to explore…
Materials included: 
Cups of water with liquid food coloring (primary colors only)
Pipettes
Measuring Cups
Ice tray
Color Lab Mixer
Plastic Containers
Color Mixing with Little Learners - MJCS
Color Mixing with Little Learners - MJCS
After he had explored the materials and tools , I gave him some more time to mix colors. Then, I decided to set a purpose for this activity.
Color Mixing with Little Learners - MJCS
We read the book The Color Kittens by Margaret Wise Brown.  After reading, we played with the color mixing equipment again, but this time we had a purpose for play!  We tried to make green, orange, purple and then (Grayson’s favorite for sure) brown!
Color Mixing with Little Learners - MJCSColor Mixing with Little Learners - MJCS
Color Mixing with Little Learners - MJCS
This activity was definitely a favorite of Grayson’s and allowing him to play with the materials before setting a learning goal made the activity even more fun and engaging.  We will be pulling our color mixing gear out again very soon!

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