STEM Skittle Activity For Kids

For a while now my daughter has been into experimenting and trying out new projects. In fact after finding a mixture of salt and suncream smeared all over the windowsill and a number of other combinations, I thought it would be good to get Sylvia a Science kit. The science experiment kit was used up within one day and so I have been thinking of other activities to do with my daughter. Sylvia told me she had seen a skittle activity at school and wanted to try it out at home so that’s what we did. We thought we would share as it was super fun.

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SUPPLIES NEEDED

All you need for this project is a plate, a container for water and a whole lot of skittles. You may also want to get a camera to take photos of the skittles once the water has been poured on the plate.

 

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 DIRECTIONS

So we got a plate and placed skittles around the edge in order.

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This is a great activity to do with kids both older and preschool and if your doing this with younger children it’s an opportunity to teach and talk about colours and to practice sorting skills.

Skittles Stem

For us the first plate we used was too small so we switched to a larger plate before pouring our water.

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Sylvia poured a small amount of water over the skittles and the colour began to spread across the plate.

Skittles Stem

We watched as the coloured spread and it was really quite fun. My daughter really enjoyed doing this experiment.

Skittles Stem

Finally the water had spread and a really awesome rainbow style pattern appeared. It was interesting to see what happened to the water and we repeated the activity a number of times to create different patterns. We then ate the skittles. Nom Nom. This was a fun STEM activity to do with my daughter and I thought I’d share.

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