Daily Activity for Kids – Day 41 – Mixing Liquids Activity

During this COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are home with their children and looking for things to do. This is a daily post to give you ideas of fun things to do. It comes from activities that we implement at our daycare centre using our Four Pillars of Learning curriculum. Since we are closed during this time, we are sharing the activity for you to implement in your own home. Enjoy!

Daily Activity for Kids – Mixing Liquids Activity

Science is a fun and interactive way for children to learn. We have a great activity that can be done to teach children about liquids and their ability to be mixed or not mixed together. Have your child guess what is going to happen before you begin the experiment. Write down the guess and see if they were correct.

Step 1: Gather the following items: tall jars or glasses, corn syrup, water, food colouring and oil.

Step 2: Place the jar or glass on a hard level surface like a table.

Step 3: Pour ¼ cup of corn syrup into the glass or jar.

Step 4: Add ½ cup of water into the jar, along with some drops of food colouring.

Step 5: Add about ¼ to ½ of oil into the jar.

Step 6: Watch to see what liquids mix together and which ones don’t. Record the results and talk about it with your child.

This daily kids activity incorporates many learning areas based on our Four Pillars of Learning curriculum including: (STEAM – science) and language and literacy skills.