Preschoolers will learn about color mixing in this preschool color mixing busy bag STEM activity! Learn what colors mix and blend without adult help in this flower activity for preschool.
It’s the perfect addition to your spring STEM activities!
My kids love rainbows and flowers. Most kids I know are also big fans of rainbows and flowers.
I decided to combine these two loves of my kids in one fun busy bag activity for my preschooler.
She can stay occupied and learn her colors at the same time! mixing colors activities for preschoolers has never been easier to teach!
This activity is one of our favorite technology activities for kids!
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Color-Mixing Flower Activity for Preschool
Follow along with these directions to make your own rainbow flower color mixing busy bag perfect for preschoolers!
Supples for the Flower Color Mixing Activity
What you’ll need to make the preschool color mixing flower:
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- Cardboard flower (if you can’t find one, make your own!)
- Permanent markers in rainbow colors
- Plastic transparencies in red, yellow, blue, and clear
- Sticky Velcro dots
You’ll also want to grab a set of our spring STEM challenge cards that you can use along with your flower activity for preschoolers!
Color Mixing Flowers Activity for Preschool
First, I colored each of our flower’s petals with permanent marker to make the colors of the rainbow.
We had just enough petals on our flower to cover the major color groups. Leave the center white.
Cut a circle of plastic transparency from red, yellow, blue, and clear. You can also cut a circle of black if you like.
Stick a Velcro dot to the center of the cardboard flower.
Stick a Velcro dot to the top and bottom of each transparency sheet so they can stack on top of each other.
Give the rainbow flower to your preschooler to play with. Challenge her to make a specific color on the wheel. For example, by stacking yellow and red, she can get orange.
Yellow and blue makes green! Red and blue turns into purple!
But what happens if she stacks the clear film? No color change at all!
My preschooler got a huge kick out of this activity. It is one she returns to over and over to play with.
We stored our flower in a plastic zipper bag with holes so we can keep it with all our other busy bags.
It is a lot of fun for toddlers to play with this activity and explore color mixing even at a very young age,
Little artists in particular will really enjoy this activity!
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