ParentPod
5:5

The Magic of Learning

Domain: Social

In this activity, you and your child will mix colors together to create new colors!

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Materials:

  • Pencil
  • Food coloring (blue, yellow and red)
  • Water
  • Paper
  • Two empty plastic bottles
  • Paper towels
  • Markers or crayons

Importance of Activity:

  • In this activity, your child will mix colors together to create new colors.
  • This is a great opportunity to learn about cause and effect.
  • As you and your child explore this process, you are strengthening your parent-child relationship.

Goals:

  • Child interacts with adults cooperatively by sharing, solving problems and planning activities together.
  • Child recognized own skills and accomplishments, and takes pleasure in performing them.
  • Strengthening parent-child relationship.
  • Child understands the relationship between cause and effect.

Suggested Dialogue:

  • Let’s mix colors together!
  • What do you think will happen if you mix blue and yellow together?
  • Let’s learn about the process of mixing colors!
  • Let’s observe what happens when we put red and yellow together.
  • What is your favorite color? Do you think we could make ____ out the colors we have here?
  • My favorite color is purple! What colors do you think we need to make purple?

Instructions:

  1. Sing the song, “The Magic of Learning” with your child.
  2. Gather materials in an area where it is okay to spill liquids (example: kitchen or outside).
  3. Ask your child to help you fill up the two bottles halfway with water.
  4. Say, “We are going to learn about the process of mixing colors!”
  5. Ask your child to pick two colors out. Say, “Let’s observe what happens when we put ___and ____ together!” Drop one drop of each color your child has chosen into the bottles of water. Put the cap back on and let your child mix the color into the water by shaking the bottle.
  6. Ask your child what he/she is discovering, observing, questioning and learning.
  1. Have your child mix more colors together and continue using the suggested dialogue to discuss what is happening with your child.
  2. Record with the child on a piece of paper what colors you mixed and what color you ended up creating. Use markers or crayons to do that and let your child write too even if he/she can only scribble.
  3. Together, clean up the activity and put the supplies away.
  4. End the activity by singing the song, “The Magic of Learning” again with your child.
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ParentPod 5:5

The Magic of Learning

Domain: Social

Learning Foundation: Science

Song: The Magic of Learning

Activity:

In this activity, you and your child will mix colors together to create new colors!

Materials

  • Pencil
  • Food coloring (blue, yellow and red)
  • Water
  • Paper
  • Two empty plastic bottles
  • Paper towels
  • Markers or crayons

Importance of Activity

Array

Desired Outcomes

  • Child recognized own skills and accomplishments, and takes pleasure in performing them.
  • Child understands the relationship between cause and effect.

Suggested Dialogue

  • Let’s mix colors together!
  • What do you think will happen if you mix blue and yellow together?
  • Let’s learn about the process of mixing colors!
  • Let’s observe what happens when we put red and yellow together.
  • What is your favorite color? Do you think we could make ____ out the colors we have here?
  • My favorite color is purple! What colors do you think we need to make purple?

Instructions

  1. Sing the song, “The Magic of Learning” with your child.
  2. Gather materials in an area where it is okay to spill liquids (example: kitchen or outside).
  3. Ask your child to help you fill up the two bottles halfway with water.
  4. Say, “We are going to learn about the process of mixing colors!”
  5. Ask your child to pick two colors out. Say, “Let’s observe what happens when we put ___and ____ together!” Drop one drop of each color your child has chosen into the bottles of water. Put the cap back on and let your child mix the color into the water by shaking the bottle.
  6. Ask your child what he/she is discovering, observing, questioning and learning.
  7. Have your child mix more colors together and continue using the suggested dialogue to discuss what is happening with your child.
  8. Record with the child on a piece of paper what colors you mixed and what color you ended up creating. Use markers or crayons to do that and let your child write too even if he/she can only scribble.
  9. Together, clean up the activity and put the supplies away.
  10. End the activity by singing the song, “The Magic of Learning” again with your child.

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