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Food Coloring Fun
One of the major focuses in year one is for the kids to learn to complete tasks entirely on their own. Gaining a sense of confidence and self-worth at this age is crucial—and sometimes getting dirty and sticky is the best way to do it! Here's a fun activity kindergarteners can make completely on their own from start to finish while learning about colors and dilution.
All they need to do is simply mix flour and water together to get a nice, pliable dough. It will “magically” turn into different colors when they add food coloring, one drop at a time.
Kids will thoroughly enjoy watching the colour seem to magically appear out of a little drop of liquid and transform their dough balls into different colors. They will also learn how adding more dye makes a stronger colour, and less dye makes a weaker colour. When you experiment with the size of the dough and the amount of the colour, they will learn a lesson in dilution and have a great time in the process.