Creative Kids Moment: Colour Me Happy Water
This is a really simple activity but kids of a range of ages love it. I have done it with children in my care before and find it is best for the 3 to 5 years old range. C, 2 years old, enjoyed it as a water activity regardless of what he got or didn’t from the colour mixing aspect and it was a switch up from normal water play.
- Food colouring
- Smaller containers that can be poured or squirted-the best ones are those picnic ketchup and mustard containers but I couldn’t find any so I just got clear ones so that he could see the colours inside
- Larger containers for mixing and pouring into
2) Fill your smaller containers with water and add in a couple of drops of food colouring. Keep food colouring even farther out of reach from your child than you think you need to (I thought I put them away far enough but C is so tall he got a hold of the vials. Thankfully he couldn’t open them but it still gave me a heart attack!)
4) Free for all time. After that I just let him go for it and enjoy the water. It does quickly become murky (though he didn’t seem to care) which is why I do the little “lesson” to start.
Have fun and keep cool!