It doesn’t take much to make fun kids activities with our kids! Even though it was a Saturday at home, we were able to learn and enjoy our day, all from one traditional science experiment, Rainbow Celery Science!
P.S. Hi! I’m Tracy, a teacher made mom to twin girls and one boy! We love sharing encouragement and enjoying simple kids activities that gives us lots of learning and fun memories for years to come!
Ages: Fun for all ages, my twins are 4 and my son is 2. I am teaching them preschool at home.
We needed to find some another fun site that shared how they did the rainbow celery experiment since we totally messed up last year…only using celery without leaves, don’t forget to keep the leaves on:) We started with inspiration from Coffee Cups and Crayons for the Rainbow Celery Science Experiment.
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 observtions on how the celery changed or stayed the same.
More Art: You could use the left over celery to paint with their leaves!
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 Science Experiments to do in Spring?