Preschoolers will learn about color mixing in this preschool color mixing flower busy bag activity! Learn what colors mix and blend without adult help!
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! Preschool color mixing has never been easier to teach!
Preschool Color Mixing Rainbow Flower Activity
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What you’ll need to make the preschool color mixing flower:
- 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
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.
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