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



  1. Put a spoonful of each paint colour into the zip lock bag. Don’t let the colours touch.
  2. Close the zip lock bag and seal with masking tape as extra security.

Time for discovery

  1. Sit with your infant and give them the bag to explore.
  2. 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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