I am excited to share with you some of the things we get up to with food coloring in our crafts and activities!
Color rice has been become a big favorite for my 3 year old. He is very sensory and loves to run his fingers through the grains. He especially loves a new batch of rice because he gets to mix the colors.
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Color pasta is another kitchen ingredient we love to play with! We were inspired by the hungry caterpillar to take our pipe cleaners and color pasta beads to make a little worm to help tell the story.
Living a long drive from shops that sell play dough we make our own in my house. I rather love to do this because I can get the kids involved in the making of the playdough as well as the playing of it.
Sometimes it is hard to find things for a very curious just turned one year old to do. Exploring ice blocks was fun for both my 3 and 1 year old, the water babies in the family.
Texture exploring is top on the list for my youngest. I made a patch of colorful flour based finger paints added it to a ziplock for exploring indoors and when the sun came out emptied it on a plastic sheet for messy explore outside.
Everyone should try to color a flower at least once! I was very happy to have both boys involved in this little experiment. My 3 year old loved to watch the color go into the water and the 4 year old was facinated by a changing flower.
This fun Gak, from my friend Marie, is on my pending to do list! I know my 3 year old will certainly love to try it, I am not so sure about my 4 year old he is very “mess” (as he says it) worried, although he is fine with play dough.