This color mixing with ice cubes activity is easy and sure to please! Not only does your child get to explore color theory and art, it’s a sensory activity as well!
If your preschooler is as obsessed with color mixing as mine is, I’ve got just the activity for you! Freezing some ice cubes with food coloring in them is a simple way to bring a ton of joy to your kids. I have one major note though, and I need you to know!
Do not drop the coloring directly into the ice cubes! I’ve made this mistake! The ice cubes come out super dark and the water just turns into a brown mess.
Make sure you mix the food coloring into the water in a separate cup or bowl first and then pour it into the ice trays.
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- Surprise Rainbow Art
- Froot Loop Rainbow Activity
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Color Mixing with Ice Cubes Activity
What makes this activity so fun? Your kid will be excited as it is, but what they won’t see coming is surprise as the ice cubes melt!
When they melt, the colors mix together! You can discuss and predict, and watch their amazement. To speed up the process, you can pour a bit of water over the ice cubes to help them along.
If you’re going to allow them to melt on their own, I highly recommend putting the cubes you want to observe in small jars or bowls, so they can have free sensory play with the rest of the ice cubes. Preschoolers are so much fun, but patience is not something all of them have learned yet.