Fall Halloween Pumpkin Science

Simple Halloween Skittles Pumpkin Science Experiment

I just LOVE simple science activities that help my kids explore the world around them and wonder WHY things happen. This halloween skittles project allows kids to explore how colors diffuse with a really pretty and fun pumpkin science experiment. This halloween activities is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders too.

I just LOVE simple science activities that help my kids explore the world around them and wonder WHY things happen. This halloween skittles project allows kids to explore how colors diffuse with a really pretty and fun pumpkin science experiment. This halloween activities is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders too.

Halloween Skittles

Whenever you add candy to learning kids tend to get more excited and stay more engaged. This simple and fun halloween skittles activity is perfect for October. In this skittles experiment children will get to create the pumpkin and just add water to watch the colors diffuse and fill in their picture. We’ve done so many versions of this easy project and my kids love each and every one of them. This halloween science experiments is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – this pumpkin activity for kids is sure to be a hit.

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Pumpkin Science Experiment

All you need for this simple october science experiment are a few simple materials:

  • skittles
  • flat plate, pie pan, or dish
  • hot water

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Skittles Experiment

Arrange pumpkin skittles to form a pumpkin on a plate with a lip. Add green skittles at the top to look like a stem.

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Halloween Science Experiment

Carefully, slowly pour HOT water around the entire edge of the plate.

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Pumpkin Experiment

Watch as the color on the skittle candy melts with the heat of the water and diffuses evenly throughout the liquid on the plate. It will look like the color is filling in and making a pretty filled in pumpkin!

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Pumpkin Science

So, what is the science part of the this fun fall activity? Skittles are coated in food colouring and sugar. When you pour water over the skittles the coloured coating dissolves spreading through the water. The colour and sugar dissolve into the water and then diffuse through the water, making it the colour of the skittle.

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Pumpkin Activities for Preschoolers

This is such a fun and SIMPLE science project for preschoolers to try in Octoober. They will remember this project. And although it isn’t super technical, teaching kids to get excited about learning, to explore the world around them, and to make hypothesis is super important.

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Pumpkin Activity for Kids

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parts-of-a-pumpkin-craft-and-free-pumpkin-printables-595xh I just LOVE simple science activities that help my kids explore the world around them and wonder WHY things happen. This halloween skittles project allows kids to explore how colors diffuse with a really pretty and fun pumpkin science experiment. This halloween activities is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders too. flying ghost tea experiment

Pumpkin Science

errupting Halloween Science Experiments Flying Ghost Science Experiment You've got to try this EPIC Jack-o-Lantern pumpkin volcano project! Kids will go nuts when the foam comes pouring out the silly carved pumpkin face in this halloween science experiments! I love teaching pumpkin science by using pumpkin activities to get kids eager to learn and engaged in science! I will show you how to make volcano. These pumpkin science experiments are a MUST try pumpkin STEM with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. dissolvign fall candy Halloween Science Experiments

Halloween Science Experiments

You've probably heard of the dancing raisins science project, well seeing as those it's October and Halloween is just around the corner I decided to make a more relevant theme. This frankenworms experiment demonstrates the same chemical reaction with baking soda and vinegar, but with fun halloween activities. This halloween science experiment is perfect for all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and up. Kids will have fun exploring scientific principals with this melting pumpkins project perfect for October. This simle pumpkin science experiment allows toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders to explore a chemical reaction and cause and effect. Not only will children learn about simple chemistry through this baking soda and vinegar experiment, but they will aslo have loads of fun with halloween activities. This silly and fun static electricity experiment is a great way to play and learn about science while having fun with halloween activities. All you need to try this ghost experiment is a balloon, tissue paper, and a marker. This Halloween science experiment is fun for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too.

Halloween Activities for Preschoolers

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About the author

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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