Colors always amazes me. Have you wonder why there are so many different colors? Have you tried color mixing with kids? Basically, when light shines on an object, parts of the light are absorbed by the object and others are bounced off or reflected off the object. The colors we see are the parts of the light that are reflected. It is a very abstract concept for kids to fully understand. However with some fun and easy science experiments, kids will at least get some idea where the colors are from. This also involves how our eyes see, so it is a good add to the five senses unit.
Fun Color Science Activities for Kids
Some easy color experiments for young children are various color mixing experiments, like this walking water experiment. Kids not only learn about water, but also colors.
The color mixing with ice is another fun way to explore color, and it is so easy that a preschooler can do it.
This rainbow paper experiment tells kids sun light is composed with lights of many different colors.
This fun experiment of color with coffee filter also shows kids that the most objects have multiple colors, and what you see is just what is reflected off the object.
Why the sky is blue? This blue sky red sunset experiment will show kids the reason.
Have you tried color mixing with computer coding? Computer use a different color coding system RGB (red blue green). See how colors changes using computer coding control each of the Red Blue and Green LED light.
For those with no coding experience, you can do this Color mixing with RGB coding. It is designed for preschool kids, but older kids will also like it. It comes with a free coloring template, and a RGB code table showing the colors of different RGB codes.
Can you make a green gumball black? Do you know why?
Are black and white colors? What are the differences between different colors?
For more fun color mixing activities, visit 25 Fun Ways of Color Mixing.
Do you have any color experiments that kids can do?
I hope you like these science experiments. Doing science at home is not just for fun, it is also to cultivate child’s interest in science and help them grow scientific thinking skills. I encourage you follow the scientific steps while working with kids on these fun activities. I outlined the steps and developed this Science Experiment Recording Sheet. I highly recommend using it, even with young children. They can draw pictures if they can’t write. It is the process that is important.
For more sense related science activities for kids, check out 45 Science Experiments for Kids to Learn the 5 Senses, 10 Science Experiments for Kids about the Sun.
You will also like this simple color mixing activities with computer coding.
A fun way to apply what you’ve learned about color is to paint. Here are Best Learning Tools for Kids to Learn Painting and Drawing.