Location: indoor or outdoor
Materials: food coloring, ice trays, popsicle sticks, paper
This activity requires a little bit of prep. The first step is to make the colorful ice cubes by mixing water and food coloring in ice trays. Add popsicle sticks to the ice trays so they harden in the ice.
Once the ice has hardened, pop the colored cubes out of the trays and let kids paint with them.
What We're Learning
- scientific thinking and knowledge (ie: trial and error, cause and effect, states of water)
- hand-eye coordination
- fine motor development
- color mixing