Oct 18

Milk Colour Experiment

This has been an absolute favourite in our house. An experiment done not just once but repeatedly.

Supplies needed:

  • Milk
  • Flat glass bowl
  • Food colouring
  • Cotton earbud
  • Dishwashing liquid

Pour a little milk to the bowl and add some drops of food colouring in different spots in the bowl. Add a little dishwashing liquid and play using the cotton earbud. The soap reacts with the fat in the milk and the movement makes the colours swirl and mix. It is a great way to learn colours. Use different bowls to learn how certain colours create a different colour when mixed. Using blue and yellow in one bowl can give you green, while red and blue can give you purple.

You can also print the following poster(s) from our website (English poster/ Afrikaans poster)

I print mine in A3 and then laminate it. It is an excellent way to keep kids busy when travelling and lamination protects it.

To learn colours in Afrikaans I showed my little one the following video and as he loves dinosaurs it was a winner.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm6tYMyUxtg

Hope you have just as much fun as we do!


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