Blue and yellow make…
…what DOES blue and yellow make?
Instead of just answering the kids questions today, let’s have a little tasty snack color mixing lesson that is so much fun they will never look at colors quite the same!
Combine vanilla pudding with M&M candies for green goodness kids will love! This is such a fun way for a younger toddlers or preschoolers to learn about colors and color mixing.
Yellow Color Day + Blue Color Day = Green Color Day!
When we first started learning our colors, my kids and I had color days. Each color day was devoted to learning all about the specific color and finding items in the house and while we were out that matched that color.
For instance, yellow color day would be filled with finding yellow items, identifying yellow parts of things and making yellow food. Blue color day was the same.
And then I started planning a St. Patricks Day lesson and realized that we needed to combine yellow color day and blue color day to celebrate the ultimate green color day, St. Patrick’s Day. Obviously, you can use this on any day of the year when exploring color is best!
Color Mixing Snack for Kids
My kids love this easy color mixing snack because they like watching the colors change right before their eyes while mixing it with a spoon.
Color Mixing Science Experiment for Kids
As a parent, you’ll love it too because your kids are learning about basic art principles and science experimentation all in a yummy snack. Before adding the candy, you can encourage your kids to predict what will happen.
For example, you might ask, “What will happen to the color of the pudding if we put blue candies into it?” or “What do you think the pudding will look like if we mix in yellow and blue candies together?
How to Make the Color Mixing Snack Experiment
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Ingredients Needed – Color Mixing Snack
- Vanilla or coconut pudding, plain yogurt, a milkshake, even light colored applesauce
- M&M candies (we used blue, yellow, and green)
- Small bowls
Instructions – Color Mixing Snack
1 – First, sort the M&Ms by color (blue, yellow, green). My youngest son had fun putting them into separate small bowls.
2 – Next, take a pudding cup and remove the package seal. This is where you can ask experimentation questions and make theories before you start adding the M&Ms.
3 – Then add equal amounts of blue and yellow M&M candies to the pudding cup.
We used six blue candies and six yellow candies. They can add more blue and yellow or green M&Ms to intensify the color.
4 – Stir in the colored candy and have the child test their theory.
Yellow and blue really do make green!
5 – Finally, eat your science and art project! YUMMY!
More Color Mixing Snack Experiments
Your kids may want to try other color combinations.
Your kids will now know that yellow and blue make green…why not show them that red and yellow make orange, and blue and red make violet?
Before you know it, an entire rainbow of pudding colors may appear!
Psst…if you are here because this is a good St. Patricks Day activity for kids, check out these too:
- Julia from Roots of Simplicity was gracious enough to share this fun learning activity with us! For more Saint Patrick’s Day activities or other fun family and home crafts, check out her blog!
- Check out our 20 Yummy St Patricks Day Desserts for more green food ideas.
More Color Ideas from Kids Activities Blog
- Need more green food ideas? We have over 25!
- Use this activity as part of your green tea party.
- Want some more color ideas…check out these rainbow things and more!
- And here are over 150 ideas for ways to learn colors…
If you decide to do this edible activity with your kids, we would love to hear about your results in the comments below. Did you stick with the yellow and blue combination?