mixing color

Pretty pink and blue car painting in preschool

Our car painting turned into a surprise lesson on color mixing!

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Handprint color mixing in preschool

This is a super fun process for exploring color mixing with the colors red, yellow, and blue!

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Exploring color sticks in preschool

Color mixing, constructing, patterning, and exploring our color Popsicle sticks in our preschool classroom!

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Fun with puffy paint and cupcakes in preschool

Making puffy paint icing for our paper cupcakes in preschool.

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Ketchup and Mustard waterplay

Along with our dramatic play with the grill, our painting on the grill, and our ketchup and mustard squeeze painting, we enjoyed some ketchup and mustard waterplay… The original intent of this water table was to wash and dry dishes (which they did earlier that day) but the boys wanted to squeeze the left over yellow […]

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International mud day: making rainbow mud paint

In honor of International Mud Day, I recently did some experimenting and I hope you will enjoy this mildly messy International Mud Day activity… Finding the right kind of dirt here to make a good consistency of mud was not easy. The dirt in my yard was hard as a rock so I stopped by […]

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DIY: colorful discs for the light table in preschool

I am not so lucky as my sweet friend Leeanne over at Kreative Resources who managed to find a free set of plexiglass discs to use on her light table. In fact, I don’t even have a light table! But after reading several ideas from others, I have managed to make my own discs and […]

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Experimenting at home for preschool

Sometimes I will come across an idea that I really love but can’t necesarily decide how I want to implement it in the classroom…. I have seen this idea a couple of times now with the first time being at Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning. I folded a paper towel into one long strip and […]

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Teach Preschool in the news: Save those easter eggs!

This morning, I had a special guest join me for my three minute segment on local Indiana Fox 59 Morning News… Tristan and his parents joined me at the news studio bright and early this morning to present my newest segment – see video below.  Everyone pitched in to help me get ready… First I […]

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Plastic egg color mixing water play science in preschool

They say to keep your titles short but I couldn’t decide what to call this so I threw in the all the words that describe this activity! This is a fun little activity for exploring water and color mixing. I have written this post with examples of questions that can be asked as the children […]

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A little milky science in preschool

I have seen many bloggers post this simple activity to try with milk and we finally got the opportunity to try it out in our school… First, you need to gather some milk, food coloring, cotton swabs, and dish washing liquid. Then begin by pouring the milk into a wide, shallow container. Next, carefully add […]

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