Color Mixing Fun

*Disclosure:  I received promotional items for the purpose of this post.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.  This post may contain affiliate links.*

It is no secret that I love Learning Resources.  They are some of the most popular toys for the kids, and the latest is no exception.  In fact, this might be one of MY favorite toys to pull out.  I know I picked it out online, but it is a million times cooler than I thought it would be.  What am I talking about?  The primary science color mixing set.  It comes complete with a variety of different activities to keep the little ones interested.  Here is what is included:

Primary Science Color Mixing Kit

  • Customizable kaleidoscope with color chips
  • Spinning top with interchangeable color mixing discs
  • 6 piece translucent color wheel
  • Color mixing glasses with 6 lenses
  • 3 test tubes with lids and a dropper with stand
  • 10 activity cards and a guide

 

It arrived during nap time, but when the kids woke up, they just had to get their hands on all of it.  We sat down at the table with it, minus the test tubes because I wasn’t going to be supervising at the moment.  Maggie sat there changing the lenses in the color mixing glass over and over.  She loves them and they are one of her favorite parts of this kit.  They are so simple to use, and even if the kids are bending the glasses the WRONG way, they don’t break.  Putting the colors in is easy for them because there is a little part on each one that they can grab onto to insert them.

Primary Science Color Mixing KitPrimary Science Color Mixing KitCharlie’s favorite part {at first} was to just play with the color wheel.  But then, the next morning, we took out the test tubes.  That’s when I knew this had quickly become their favorite thing to do.

Primary Science Color Mixing Kit

I filled two of the test tubes with water, added yellow food coloring to one, and blue to the other.  Then, I let the kids take turns using the dropper to add the two colors to the middle test tube and see what color they made.  Then, we repeated the experiment mixing red and yellow, and again with red and blue.  After just doing each set of colors one time, Maggie can now tell me what colors they make when mixing colors.  They love choosing the colors to put in the test tubes, and then seeing what it makes.  We also did the activity from one of the cards using paper towels to turn the water in the center test tube a different color.  They liked it, but had trouble being patient enough for it.  You can see in the pictures just how much they were each concentrating as they mixed the colors together.  This part is by far their favorite and they would do this every day if I let them.

Primary Science Color Mixing KitPrimary Science Color Mixing KitThe spinning top is fun for them to use, changing out different color cards to see what colors it makes when it is spinning.  They don’t seem to care that they have some trouble getting the top to spin on their own and just keep trying.

Primary Science Color Mixing KitThey are so cute when I ask what color something makes when it is mixed together.  Maggie knows a lot of them, but Charlie is so cute as he attempts to find those two colors, put them together and look through them.

Primary Science Color Mixing KitThe kaleidoscope is pretty awesome.  Not only does it contain color chips you can change out, but you can add in other things to experiment and see what happens with them.

Primary Science Color Mixing KitI love the activity cards, because sometimes, I’m too tired to think and they need a little structure.  Letting them pick out the activity they want to do makes it more fun for all of us.

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*Disclosure:  I received complimentary products for the purpose of this review.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.  Affiliate links may be included.*

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