Colour Mixing in a Bag
math & science
Ages: 0-18 months
Watch colours collide! Colour mixing in a bag invites infants to experience colour and shape transformations by exercising hand-eye coordination to squeeze, press and push colours in a bag.
- Medium size zip lock bag
- Non-toxic paint (3-4 colours)
- Wide masking tape or duct tape
- Put a spoonful of each paint colour into the zip lock bag. Don’t let the colours touch.
- Close the zip lock bag and seal with masking tape as extra security.
Time for discovery
- Sit with your infant and give them the bag to explore.
- Stay close by to discourage mouthing the bag.
At Learning Jungle, we believe all children are capable, confident and full of potential. Co-learning empowers your child to take initiative. Encouraging child participation and engaging in open-ended, thought-provoking conversation throughout play is important for healthy child development.
Conversations with your child
- Talk to your infant about what he/she is doing (poking, squeezing, rubbing, etc.).
- Use descriptive words such as squishy, pretty, smooth, etc.
- Identify and point to each of the colours.
- Discuss the changes that are occurring to the colours.
- Make connections with the colours (i.e. ‘It’s blue like the sky’).
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