|Colour Mixing for Preschoolers|
This week we have been doing some science-y type experiments exploring mixing ingredients to see what happens. While we were painting one afternoon I thought this was a good time to introduce the concept of colour mixing to Vinnie.
I'd seen this colour mixing with hands over at The Golden Gleam but I wasn't sure if Vin would be up for it - somedays he refuses to get his hands messy, others he is practically rolling in the paint! As you can see, he was well up for it today!
One colour on each hand, then he rubs his hands together to make a new colour. I love that this is such a tactile sensory experience - truly hands on learning. It really worked too, he was so amazed at making purple he has tried it over and over with different art supplies.
I put a thumbprint at the top of each page to refer to when we look over our experimental art another day - for now they are hanging on the living room door.
We're really getting into the swing of science and investigations now - I had held off a lot of things because science was a major weak spot for me at school, I think I had formed some sort of mental block! Now we're always looking for more experiments and investigations to do - what are your kiddos favourite ways to explore science?