Science Valentines Day

EASY Skittles Valentines Day Science Activities

This simple¬†valentine’s day science project is super quick and easy and only requires some skittles to learn about how substances can dissolve and diffuse. This¬†valentines day activities¬†creates a WOW effect for young learners to help them get excited about science – exploring cause and effect, making predictions, and gaining an attitude of wonder and curiosity about things around them. Try this¬†valentine’s day activities with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students during February as a fun Valentines Day theme project.

This simple valentine's day science project is super quick and easy and only requires some skittles to learn about how substances can dissolve and diffuse. This valentines day activities creates a WOW effect for young learners to help them get excited about science - exploring cause and effect, making predictions, and gaining an attitude of wonder and curiosity about things around them. Try this valentine's day activities with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students during February as a fun Valentines Day theme project.

Valentine’s day science

I absolutely love when science turns into magic. When we tried this¬†valentines day activity our kids squealed with delight! It is amazing to see that just a little water and candy can make pure beauty. Not only is it beautiful but it is so easy and basically mess free. This valentine’s day science is my kind of activity. Sometimes long, extensive activities that make a mess are fun but sometimes this mom just needs an easy, themed activity! This idea is perfect for your valentine day theme¬†with toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – this¬†easy science experiment is sure to be a hit at home and in the classroom alike!

Valentines day activities

You will only need a few simple materials you probably already have on hand to try this February science experiment. The supplies you’ll need include:

  • Red skittles
  • A plate or dish
  • Water
  • Heart cookie cutter

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We used red skittles only because we couldn’t find valentine specific skittles, but if you can find those, I think they are pink and red, so it would add a whole new aspect to this activity.

We used a pie pan, but a plate that bevels up slightly would work too.

Valentines day activities

Valentine’s day ideas for preschoolers

Start by putting the skittles along the edge of the plate or dish. Lining the edge with as many skittles as possible is the best. Put the cookie cutter in the middle of the dish.

When you’re ready, pour water over the top of the skittles, slowly. You don’t want to move the skittles, just add a little water to them.

Valentine's day ideas for preschoolers
When the bottom of the dish is lined with water, just a thin layer, sit back and watch the magic. The color from the skittles will slowly start moving towards the heart cookie cutter. It looks like sun rays almost. It is so fun to watch.

Valentine's day projects

Valentine’s day projects

The activity as a whole only takes about 10 minutes, so it is a quick experiment, but it is so beautiful to watch.

This simple valentine's day science project is super quick and easy and only requires some skittles to learn about how substances can dissolve and diffuse. This valentines day activities creates a WOW effect for young learners to help them get excited about science - exploring cause and effect, making predictions, and gaining an attitude of wonder and curiosity about things around them. Try this valentine's day activities with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students during February as a fun Valentines Day theme project.
You could also try using different candies, to extend the activity. You could try red hearts, sweet tarts, mike and ikes, or whatever red and pink candy you can find. You can see if one melts faster than the other or if the pattern is different based on the shape of the candy. 

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Preschool Play and Learn. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 123Homeschool4Me.com and kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares more than 100,000 pages of FREE worksheets,& educational ideas for PreK-8th grade.

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