Look at this gorgeous and simple setup. I got the idea from Simple Sensory for Littles on Instagram. This is a great account, by the way, I highly recommend it for fun, sensory activities for your children. Earlier in the day, we mixed up some baking soda, water, and powdered food coloring (because that’s all we had) and put them in Ice Cube Trays. We mixed them right in the trays. I had two trays, one for each kiddo, and let Declan do most of the mixing on his own while I helped Isla. They enjoyed the color mixing. Isla ate a decent amount of baking soda, why? She eats everything. We didn’t really use any measurements. Isla’s tray had quite a bit more baking soda in each section, but they turned out similar to one another.
This is what we did. Spooned in about 1 Tablespoon of baking Soda. Next, we sprinkled in the powdered food coloring and mixed some to make secondary colors. Lastly, I let them each fill up the tray with water in a measuring cup. See very loose measurements. Then Freeze! In the future, we may experiment with more Baking Soda and liquid food coloring.
What do you need:
- Ice Cube Trays-I bought a 2 pack from the Dollar Tree (oh how I love thee Dollar Tree)
- Baking Soda
- Food Coloring
- Tools or Utensils to explore the ice cubes–we used some droppers, spoons and I gave them a bowl of water too