Twirl and Swirl
Try this simple, colorful experiment. Wow!
Hover over each Learning Benefit below for a detailed explanation.
What you need:
- paper plate
- tempera paint
- masking tape
What to do:
- Draw lines on the plate to make three equal sections. Then have your child paint each section a different color. Ask her to name each color.
- When the paint is dry, help her poke a hole through the center of the plate with the pencil. Wrap the tape around the pencil tip on the top side of the plate.
- Let your child hold the pencil and spin the plate. Ask her to watch the plate and to describe what she sees. (The spinning motion creates a kaleidoscope effect. As the plate slows down, your child will see the separate colors again.)
- builds sense of sight
- promotes color awareness
- enhances understanding of cause and effect