Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Frozen Boats - Color Mix

We have been working on colors for quite some time. He had them down! He knew all his colors! Then, suddenly, everything became blue! Red was blue, green was blue ... they were all blue! That made me blue! Since, Little Mister had recently developed a love for water, I thought I would combine this new interest with a renewed discovery of colors! This turned out to be a fun color mixing experiment!

Objective- Notices differences in colors (MS Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers: Scientific Development 3.3.3)

Materials- Ice trays, water, food coloring, large fish tank or bowl

1. Add several drops of food coloring to water in ice trays or small cups. Use colors that will mix and make a secondary color, like red and blue or yellow and blue. (You actually have to use a lot of coloring.)
2. Cover tray with aluminum foil and poke popsicle sticks or bamboo sticks into each slot.
3. Place in freezer until frozen.
4. Fill your bowl with water.
5. Once your ice boasts are frozen. Glue triangle shapes onto the sticks to make boats!
6. Add the different colored boats to the water and watch what happens as they melt!

Red + Blue = Purple (Mommy's favorite color)!!

Red and Blue water in the freezer

Blue frozen boat

Blue and red boats

Purple water

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