• Yasmeen Kamrani Sallam

Invitation to Explore Color Theory Through Water Play

Color theory and water play is a staple in early childhood education. It comes so naturally to children to play and explore with water. Through water play children begin to understand & investigate with ideas such as more/less, same/different, many/few, empty/full, before/after, greater than/less than. When you add in primary colors (red, blue, yellow) they create new ones (orange, purple, green) all while enhancing mathematical and science skills through pouring, mixing, and measuring. Not to mention cognitive skills through cause and effect as well has hand eye coordination when pouring the water.


To set up this invitation you set out the primary colors (Red, Yellow, Blue) mixed in water. Using Learning Resources Spalshology Water Lab and Primary Science Lab Set are great tools to enhance their process of exploring and creating. You can take it outside and place it on a table, the ground, or a sensory bin.

Invite the child to freely mix, pour and measure and see how it always excites the child to create and see the new colors that they can make. It provides for so much discovery and learning all through play.


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