Magic Green Flowers
Purchase or gather
one yellow flower (like a daffodil) and blue food coloring,
Show the children the flower. Have them describe it. Place the
flower in a
clear glass along with a small amount of water and enough food
to turn the water dark blue. Have the kids describe what they see
you what they think will happen to the flower. Allow the kids to
flower several times each day until the yellow flower has turned
Ask the kids why blue food coloring turned the yellow flower
I tried this one
year when teaching different colors!! take a coffee filter and
cut it in to a shape of a shamrock then had blue food coloring
to some water
in another glass add yellow food coloring have the kid dip
their paint brushes
in the blue and drip it on the shamrock next dip the paint
brushes in the yellow
and do the same thing the yellow turns the blue to green!! now
you have a green shamrock!!!
Mixing white paint
with green to make a lighter green....
Mixing green food coloring with shaving cream....
Mixing green powdered paint with sand to make green sand...
Cut shamrock from
terry cloth. Moisten shamrock. Sprinkle with alfalfa seed. Keep
moist. Set in dark place. Allow several days for shamrock to
grow. Set in sunlight for
shamrock to turn green. This works great with a sponge and grass
Plan to do this
activity one week before green shamrocks are needed.
Cut a shamrock shape for each child out of terry cloth. Have
place their shamrocks in aluminum pie pans and add a little
water. Then let
them sprinkle alfalfa seeds all over their shapes. Place the pie
a sunny spot and have the children add water regularly to keep
Let the observe during the weeks as the seeds sprout and turn
their shamrocks green.
Explain the myth
about leprechauns hiding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
Then fill a glass full of water and put it in the sun, or take a
crystal and put it in
the sun and talk about the order of the colors, and how water or
separate light into different colors because light has all the
colors the same as black.
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