I've been looking for a plastic egg carton for awhile now. I can never find them at Walmart, but I shopped at Harps the other day and found them there. This is the activity I wanted it for, although Im sure I can come up with other fun things to do with these!
A plastic egg carton is perfect for this.
Just add some water and supply some food coloring and a stirring utensil or two
an old towel or plastic table cloth comes in very handy as well
I set up the scenario and built excitement for the activity by telling L that he was a scientist doing experiments to make colors. I even put his "scientist" shirt on him lol.
He always loves the whole role playing thing and he was so excited to do this!
When most of the water was dark, I dumped it out and refilled it with fresh water so he could start over.
I did this several times.
It was really neat to watch him do this.
What really suprised me was how focused he was on making and mixing the colors.
He didn't rush the process. He was very concentrative.