Monday, February 1, 2010

Try and Tell:Color Mixing

This is the first edition of Try and Tell link up (blog carnival, meme, whatever).  If you have a blog and would like to link up at the bottom, I would love it.  It can be a new post or an old post.  If you are one of the many out there that do not have a blog, well you are in for a treat!  At the end of this post, you can just click from one blog to another finding neat things that other women want to share.  How fun!  Try and Tell will happen every Tuesday (post will be up around 9 pm CST on Mondays) and is like a virtual play date for moms.  Think of it as Show and Tell from our school days, but for grown women.  No you do not have to be a mom of a young kid, or even a mom.  All women love to talk and share with friends.  We are all friends, so share away!

Me first, me first!  [Jumping up and down with my hand waving wildly]

I stole borrowed this idea from my son’s preschool class.  It is super easy and fun.  All you need is a white ice cube tray (or white egg carton, or separate clear/white cups), food coloring, eye dropper (medicine dispenser), and water.  Fill the tray with water, but only halfway.  Put one drop of food coloring in a couple of sections.  I put red, yellow, and blue in 2 sections per color. 

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Give your child the tray and the dropper.  This is great independent play!  They can explore and experiment with colors.  They get to see what colors they can make and what colors it takes to make them.  It helps them be creative while learning neat science skills.  Science skills like displacement and vacuums just to name a couple.  This is a really fun activity and a great way to spark up some curiosity and creativity on a snow day.  File it away for those super hot summer days, too.  I told, now you try.

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Now it is time for you to tell.  Leave a comment to share your thing for today or add your link below.

Rules to Try and Tell Tuesday: Please only link the direct address to your post, not your homepage (this will help for people trying to find your post), do not host your on Try and Tell Tuesday, and please include a link back to this post so your readers can find other great sites and their readers can find you. 

Well, welcome to Try and Tell!  I can’t wait to see what you’ve got to share!

21 comments:

  1. Coming by for the first time so wanted to say hello. What a fun blog!

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  2. What a neat idea. It really allows them to use their creativity and dexterity.

    Yay, I get to play Show and Tell, or I should say "Try and Tell!" I linked up!

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  3. OOoooo I'll have to keep this in mind for next week! :)

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  4. I love the story on the side of your daughter playing in the cabinets. So cute- real life in action!

    Hmmm I think I would have a rainbow for a daughter if I tried that now but maybe in 6-8 months I'll give it a whirl:)

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  5. Great idea to use the ice cube tray. We have a family fun fair in the spring and I was thinking of doing a science booth. This would be a perfect activity. Not to expensive either!

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  6. This sounds like a wonderful quiet time activity for Austin.
    We have tons of ice cube type trays laying around and they just sit there...I always buy thinking I'll find something cool to do with them.

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  7. I can't wait to try this! Wrigley has learned his basic colors, so this will be good to go beyond Red, Blue, etc. Thanks for posting:)

    Shea

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  8. My girls are going to love color mixing! Looking forward to linking up next week!

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  9. I look forward to doing this with my son! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Hi! Great blog :)

    Now following from FFF on MBC…if you could take a few seconds and visit my blog, that’d mean a lot!

    http://www.thecrunchywife.blogspot.com

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  11. Neat idea--and not too messy. My favorite kind of activity. :-) I wonder if I could convince my son that this is much better than Play Doh?

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  12. This is an awesome idea! I think we will try it tomorrow if it's cold again. Thanks for sharing it.

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  13. I am sorry that I didn't get my post ready in time - it was a long day... But if I created this song just for you all because I didn't have any time:)

    http://littlefingersplay.blogspot.com/2010/02/dont-post-stinky-mclinky.html

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  14. What a fun idea! We'll be joining in next week :)

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  15. Fun! I hope I remember to add a post on Tuesday! :)

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