Spending time with my little boy doing different STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) experiments is what I really look forward in our routine. And what I love most is preparing a quick and easy activity. 2 and 3 year old children are so much fun to show scientific experiments because we, parents, do not have to worry about explaining some technical details like “surface tension” or the “Law of Action Reaction”. Preparing quick and easy experiments are a bonus for parents since we are all busy with so many things, right? This particular idea “blowing colored droplets” is very simple yet entertaining for toddlers (and even older kids).

 

SCIENCE ACTIVITY:

BLOWING COLORED DROPLETS

Materials:

Parchment paper or wax paper

Straw

Food Coloring

– Water

– Small containers

As always, learning ideas can be applied in STEAM activities. In this particular exercise, toddlers can identify colors and additionally count droplets.

Procedure:

1. Pour little amount of water into your containers.

2. Add few droplets of food coloring into your water.

3. Use your straw (or dropper if available) to create droplets in parchment paper.

4. Blow droplets with straw. It might be easier for younger toddlers to directly blow the droplets without straws.

Kids love playing with water. And this activity will definitely not dissapoint children. Hopefully your little ones will love this idea too!

If you want to see more quick & easy experiment, check out our “Icy Art” activity.

What are your favorite quick & easy experiments with your toddlers? We would love to hear them!

Till next time,

Krista

LEARN MORE STEAM

Toddler steam

HERE ARE THE LIST OF PDF FILES THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE:

  1. Definition of STEAM and five STEAM activities
  2. Five Montessori activities
  3. What to teach 2 to 3 year old kids



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