Preschoolers love engaging in scientific explorations!
Making flowers change colors is a rewarding way to explore the scientific process.
The magic happens over a short period of time leaving just enough space for children to make observations and predictions.
Here are step-by-step directions and tips for this activity.
Begin by filling your glasses about 3/4 of the way with water.
Snip the end of the stems at an angle to allow the flowers to absorb more water, be sure to explain the why behind this to your scientists.
Add several drops of coloring to each container and add the flowers.
Keep a close watch over your flowers to look for signs that they are absorbing the colored water. This is a great time to support your preschooler in understanding that plants absorb water from the root, or stem, that then travels to the petals and leaves.
*The amount of time for this process varies, practice patience and observe closely!
Enjoy your beautiful creation! Be sure to change out the water every few days to keep them fresh. Or get double use out of them and try Painting with Flowers!
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