Activity for an individual child
Age group: 18-40 months
Duration of activity: 20 minutes
- Food coloring
- Paper plate
This is a great way for your child to observe how water reacts with other materials. Your child will also be able to experiment with mixing colors. This activity is only appropriate if your child will not be upset when the painting is altered.
- Let your child create a colorful design by putting drops of food coloring onto a paper plate.
- Have your child take his creation out in the rain to observe how the colors run when the rain falls on them. Be sure to stop before all the color is washed away or the plate becomes too soggy.
- Return indoors, and let the altered picture dry.