On cold days there is nothing better to do than do some experiments. Baking too, but then I’d eat more than I should, but then, don’t we all? This walking water experiment really got my kids attention when I told them what we were going to do. Getting their attention is half the battle most time, so the rest was easy.
Walking water is super easy, all the way through. In fact, your child can do each and every step.
Walking Water Science Experiment
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Grab three clear glasses or jars, as long as you can see through them and see what the color of the water is through them, you’re good to go. Fill two glasses with colored water – primary colors work great because then you’re adding some extra education in there. We just used a few drops of blue and a few of yellow food color.
I took two pieces of paper towel, folded it twice length wise, we have the select a size paper towel. You don’t need a huge amount to make this work. Loop your folded piece of paper towel over one glass with colored water into the empty glass.
We then did it again with shorter pieces of paper towel, just because we can, and I wanted the girls to be able to see the water dripping down. Experiment. Do it as many times as you’d like. Have a chain or circle of glasses going at the same time.
This is so simple, and my girls, 5 years and 3 years, loved watching it. They pulled chairs up to the counters and watched every drop. Great chance to learn how water travels. Mixing colors.