It doesn’t take much to make fun kids activities with our family! Even though it was a Saturday at home, we were able to learn, create, and enjoy our day…all from one traditional science experiment, Rainbow Celery Science!
I love this kids activity! It is so much fun to get the colors of the rainbow out for St. Patrick’s Day!! I especially love Spring because of the new beginning over the horizon filled with God’s promises for goodness, the fun colors, and because my birthday is St.Patrick’s Day! How fitting? It turns out I am a pretty lucky mommy!!
P.S. Hi! I’m Tracy, a faith-filled teacher mom to multiples (twins plus one) and children’s author and artsy illustrator of a new #1 Best-Selling Children’s Picture Book “Zoe in Double Trouble”! Here at YTM, you’ll also discover faith-filled family tips, and activities that help you love, learn, and connect as a family (one activity at a time)!
I have been a mom of multiples since day 1, so I know it’s hard to take out multiple activities….Check out how to make this kids activity fun for all ages in your family…so you only have to take out 1 activity at a time! If you’d like more ideas to tie in faith and more subjects in this 1 activity, keep reading!
Baby: You can talk about colors, feeling the celery as a hard food.
Toddlers: You can discuss how they are mixing and changing colors.
Preschoolers: You can discuss if Celery is a fruit or vegetable, and a Liquid or Solid
School-Aged: Writing Science Observation, Research Where Celery Originated
Materials for Simple Rainbow Celery Science Kids Activity:
water (1 cup each in each glass)
glasses you can see through
celery with the leaves on
paper to write observations
Instructions for Rainbow Celery:
First, we added food coloring to each 1 cup of water into each cup.
Then, we added celery with the leaf into each cup.
Quick Tip: Make sure you add celery with the leaves.
We talked about our predictions…would the celery change or stay the same?
Next, we waited and observed.
We watched the celery change color up until the next day. We observed the leaves closely. It was great to see the leaves with different colors when you put them up against the sunlight.
We talked about the changes that happened.
Next, we removed the celery and observed a little more.
Add more Learning Fun:
Math: You could measure the celery.
Science: You could talk about how the colors changed as you mixed in the coloring and how they affected the celery.
Social Skills: Taking turns pouring the water.
Reading and Writing: You can write and read your predictions and observations on how the celery changed or stayed the same.
More Art: You could use the left over celery to paint with their leaves on paper towels!
Faith: You can talk about how when you soak up God’s Love and believe in it, it spreads through you and shines on to others like it did in the celery leaves.
Let us know if you try the Rainbow Celery Science Experiment with your kids!
What are your favorite Rainbow Kids Activities to do in Spring?
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