Do your students love color mixing and playing with ice? Mine definitely do. I decided to use these two enticing activities and mix them for this Easter STEM activity. I teach at a church-affiliated preschool, so we celebrate Easter, but this activity can be done with any theme. If you want to stick with eggs, try plastic chicks or d dinosaurs instead of bunnies. This is a fun activity in your science area for free choice and allows children to explore color mixing and the states of matter with ice and water. Oh! We can’t forget they are also getting good fine motor work in using the pipettes! Most importantly, though, this Easter STEM activity is fun. Preschool should be fun and filled with opportunities to explore and play.
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Frozen Easter Egg Activity
Gather your materials. You will need either an egg mold like this one or some dying egg cup like the ones I am using, some bunny erasers from the dollar store, a pipette per child, some warm water, and food color. Don’t forget to do this on a tray that will keep the water contained. Nothing wrecks good fun like having to stop to clean up.
Start by popping the cups on a tray and adding the bunny erasers. The next step is to fill the cups or molds with water.
Add food color.
Now it’s time to freeze it all. After the eggs are frozen, pop them out.
Fill some jars with warm water and add some food color to them.
Pop your eggs on paper towels in a tray and invite your students to start melting those eggs to free the bunny inside.
For students that can’t be tenacious and work at freeing the bunny for long, place the egg so that the bunny is close to the surface. Make sure the bunny is deep in the ice for students who can persist.
Did the colors mix to make something pretty When I do this in class, I will be using white trays, so the colors are much more apparent than my green one.
Your students can keep color mixing and exploring how ice melts after freeing the bunnies or not. It’s all up to them.
Need More Easter Activities?
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