June 1, 2014

Exploring Color Theory

Color Mixing Activities for Kids

25+ hands on way to explore color theory - fun science for kids!

We are all about the hands on learning around here, and lately we've been having fun with color mixing activities.  There are so many simple, hands on ways to explore color theory.  I've compiled a few of our favorites along with several from around the web to bring you my twenty-five favorite ways to learn about color theory.

25 Ways to Learn about Color Theory

Explore color theory through baking soda and vinegar eruptions.

These Color Mixing Discovery Bottles from De Tout Et Det Rien are perfect for even the youngest of learners.

This erupting watercolor paint recipe combines painting, color theory, and fizzing science.  Kids will love it!

Another baby and toddler safe way to explore color theory is by making green with shaving cream sensory bags from Play Create Explore

Pop balloons filled with colored water in the play pool for some summer fun color mixing.

Exploring color theory in the play pool with water balloons

Make colour concoctions with coloured water like The Imagination Tree.

Aren't these dip dyed craft sticks from Babble Dabble Do gorgeous?

Color mixing with Oobleck combines two of our favorites, sensory play and science.

Connect a color mixing activity with a favorite book like Little Blue and Little Yellow from Buggy and Buddy.

Make Rainbow Swirl Paint like Teach Preschool.

Explore colors and awaken the senses with shaving cream and watercolors.

Share and Remember teaches about secondary colors with a tasty snack while color mixing with pudding.

Set up a toddler color mixing lab in the shower to contain the mess while allowing the freedom to explore.

Make a rainy day full of colorful fun with sidewalk chalk puddle art from Lemon Lime Adventures

On a hot day set up an invitation for some color mixing with ice.

Hands on color theory demonstration for kids with colored ice

These color mixing activities with shaving foam from Nurture Store look like messy good fun, our favorite kind of play!

Another chilly way to mix colors is with Kool Aid ice play.

Kids of all ages will love color mixing with fizzy tablets from Fun at Home with Kids.  Who doesn't love some fizzing good fun?

Add another sensory element to color mixing with slime.

Color mixing with homemade SLIME - exploring primary and secondary colors through play.

Dazzle your kids with this color changing milk experiment from Hands on as We Grow.

Color mixing with play dough from Handmade Kids Art is another hands on way to watch colors blend together.

Love the idea of mixing paint but hate the mess?  This mess free finger painting from The Hippie Housewife is the perfect solution.

Combine different colors of scented cloud dough for delightful scents and shades.

I love this idea for no mess color mixing fun from Gift of Curiosity.

Watercolor ice art is our favorite way to paint on a hot summer afternoon.

Much like our baking soda and vinegar eruptions, these rainbow eruptions demonstrate the whole rainbow with all the primary and secondary colors on display.

Make beautiful rainbow eruptions with baking soda and vinegar - exciting for kids and grown ups alike!

For more hands on activities to learn about color theory follow me on Pinterest.


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