The Candy Color Rainbow is a beautiful way to see how colors mix together. Enjoy this captivating experiment with your child!

Learning Objectives:
To learn the colors: red, orange, yellow, green, and purple.
Lesson Duration:
5-10 minutes

 

Materials List:

 

 

  • multi-colored candy or jelly beans
  • plate
  • cup of warm water

 

Directions:

 

  1. Prepare all the materials.
  2. Review the colors with your child. Ask your child what different colors they can see in the room or on their clothes.
  3. Open the packet of candy or jelly beans and see what colors they have. 
  4. Start sorting the colors.  Make little piles for the red, orange, yellow, green, and purple candy.
  5. Arrange the colors in a line around the plate. Have your child repeat the names of the colors.
  6. Pour warm water until it touches all the candy. (Please assist your child as needed.)
  7. Watch and wait for a colorful rainbow to appear.
  8. Enjoy any leftover candy as a special treat!