Sunday 21 August 2011


Montessori Activity: Mixing Colours with Syringe

Idea from Veronika

Age: From 2.5 years old

Activity Duration: 5 - 15 minutes

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

1. To teach colours.
2. To train the child's fine motor skills.

1. 1 syringe
2. 2 transparent glasses or bowls filled with water and 2 different food colouring (I use blue and red here)
3. 1 transparent empty glass or bowl
4. 1 syringe without needle

1. Show your child how to suck up the blue colour water with the syringe, by saying "pull the syringe up".
2. Show your child how to release the blue water in the syringe into the empty glass by saying "push the syringe down".
3. Do the same to the red colour water.
4. Encourage your child to try.

Video Demonstration:

Additional Information:
This is my colleague, Veronika's fantastic idea. Joshua (2Y5M16D) tried this activity today. He really enjoyed it. I am definitely going to repeat this with different colour.

1 comment:

  1. He looks like a little scientist and I love his look of concentration. Such a cutie!


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