Try this spring activity that encourages your child to make gorgeous flower petal potions. This is a winner for keeping the kids occupied all afternoon. They’ll love using pipettes to mix colours and add pretty petals to their potions.
What you’ll need
- Pipettes & or eye droppers
- Fairy bottles
- Test tubes
- Assorted containers
- Food colouring (red, blue & green)
- Flower petals
All the equipment is optional. You could find most of the materials in your cupboard. I would suggest getting pipettes though, my girls just LOVED playing with pipettes!
Place all the materials for this spring activity on the table.
If you’re using glass jars and bottles like we did, I’d suggest you do a quick safety talk to remind them that glass can break and what they should do if one does accidentally get broken.
Now the play is entirely up to your child. I’s suggest stepping back and just watching them play with the materials at first. Then, if you’re willing, join in and make some petal potions along side them. You’ll have fun too!
If you’re playing with your kids, it’s a great way to model different mixing processes and teach them about primary colours.
This spring activity builds:
- Colour recognition
- Fine motor skills
- Hand eye coordination
- Nature appreciation
- And much more
Check out how much fun my kids had with this spring activity!
So, what are you waiting for? Take your kids outside and collect loads of colourful petals. You won’t regret that little bit of effort because they will be mesmerized with this spring activity for the entire afternoon!
More spring activities?
Nature head printables – Decorate your printable boy or girls head with gorgeous flowers!