Introducing toddlers and preschoolers to the concept of primary and secondary colors can be a lot of fun. Simply showing them how, when mixed together, two colors create an entirely different color, often elicits a response similar to that of someone witnessing a magic trick and pairing a few easy activities with this color mixing printable is the perfect way to introduce your littlest learners to this little bit of early childhood magic.
This printable color mixing activity sheet takes the 3 primary colors and shows them mixed in various equations. The first two paint splatters in each equation are filled with primary colors, the final paint splatter, however, is left blank.
Now, the concept of creating new colors by mixing others can be a challenge to grasp without seeing it first hand. Taking the time to involve your little ones in a few fun color mixing experiments really is the best way to help them understand.
Color Mixing Activities
There are numerous ways that you and your preschooler can experiment with color mixing. We’ve tried quite a few ourselves and these are a few of our favorites!
Mouse Paint Color Mixing from Munchkins and Moms
Experimenting with Colors from Play to Learn Preschool
Ice Color Mixing from The STEM Laboratory
Color Mixing Sensory Bottles from Preschool Inspirations
Color Mixing Tops from Creative Family Fun
As you’re working your way through your various color mixing experiments, give your preschooler a copy of the activity sheet and have them keep track of what colors you’re mixing and what colors those mixtures make.
They’ll have such a blast trying to figure out what each combination will make and testing their theories out that they won’t even realize they’re learning to record the results of one of their very first science experiments!
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