Science Valentines Day

Valentines Day Magic Milk Science Experiment for Preschoolers

Looking for a pretty and simple valentines day science for February? Your toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age chid will have fun with this easy milk science experiment. All you need is milk, dish soap, food coloring, and q-tips to try this fun and exciting valentines day activity!

Looking for a pretty and simple valentines day science for February? Your toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age chid will have fun with this easy milk science experiment. All you need is milk, dish soap, food coloring, and q-tips to try this fun and exciting valentines day activity! 

Milk science experiment

I love simple since expeirments to help young children start to wonder, explore, and marvel at the world around them. But to keep the attention of toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarnters, and grade 1 students the science project needs to be easy-to-make, quick, and have a good WOW moment. THis milk and food coloring experiment fits all three! Try this milk science experiment at home, in the classroom or at your homeschool coop for a fun valentines day activities for kids!

Valentines Day Science

Valentines Day Activity

You will love that there is virtually no prep for this activity for valentines day. Grab these common household materials and you are ready to try this valentines day experiment:

  • clear pan (glass baking dish, glass pie pan, clear storage container, etc)
  • full fat milk
  • liquid food coloring
  • liquid dish detergent (we used Dawn)
  • cotton q tips

milk science experiment

Magic milk experiment

Pour a thin layer of milk into a clean, clear container. We added some heart valentine’s day cookie cutters to make it extra fun for our¬†valentines day theme.

set-up the valentines day science experiment by pourig milk in a container and adding herat valentines day cookie cutters

Milk and food coloring experiment

Now add drops of valentine colored food coloring (red, pink, purple, etc.) all around the milk. Dip a q tip into clear dawn dish soap and touch it to a drop of food coloring for about 15 seconds. Watch as the WOW chemical reaction occurs and the color rushes out and looks like a pretty swirl.

valentines day activities for preschoolers

touch q-tip soaked in dish detergent to food coloring and hold for 15 seconds.

magic milk experiment

Watch as the color pushes out, swirls, and makes beautiful patterns in the milk. SImple! When you are done simply pour it down the drain and run your pan and cookie cutters through the dishwasher.

valentines day activity for kids

Valentines Day Science

So what is happening? Milk is made up of fats (and protein and minerals). When the dish soap enters the milk the fat begins to break up. The soap molecules gravitate towards fat molecules in the milk. You can’t usually see this process, but the food coloring allows us to see the movement taking place. This works especially well if you can find non-homoginized milk, althought it works with any FULL FAT milk.

 

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Valentines Science

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Valentines Day Activities

Grab these super cute valentines day worksheets to practice forming letters out of coversation hearts and tracing upper and lowercase letters.  This fun valentines day activities for preschoolers is a super cute way to help toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age children practice making their letters.  This free conversation heart printable includes a space to build the letter using conversation hearts and tracing for both upper and lower case letters. Simply print pdf file with valentine's day alphabet worksheets, grab some heart candy, and start practicing! Kids will have fun practicing matching uppercase and lower case letters and working on beginning sounds with this fun valentines day activities for February. This valentines day activities kindergarten and pre-k is such a fun valentines day ideas for school to help kids work on literacy and phonics skills with a fun heart and valentine theme. Students will say the name of the picture out loud and listen for the initial sound. THen they will add cute heart stamps to their valentine and writ the missing letter on the envelope. To get started, simply print pdf file with valentines day worksheets and you are ready for a fun, hands-on Alphabet Valentines Activity perfect for February. FREE Valentines Day CVC Words Activity - fun, hands on educational activity to help preschool, prek, kindergarten, and first grade student practice reading readingess, phonemic awareness, and beginning phonics with a clever Valentiens Day activity for february #cvcwords #valentinesday #preschool #prek #freeprintable pre-writing-worksheets-for-Valentines-Day

Valentines Day Worksheets

Looking for more way to make learning fun during February? Kids will LOVE these Valentine’s Day themed, educational activities. Plus, all of these are free printables.

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Valentines Day Math

I just can’t believe that Valentines Day is coming up soon! We thought we would make a heart craft to spread some love! So today we are sharing a really pretty and unique fingerprint heart tree project. The best part is for this Valentines Day Craft, we get to fingerpaint! This valentine’s day crafts for preschoolers is perfect for kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade too. So grab some custruction paper, paints, and your child and we are ready to make a fun Valentines Day Art Project for February.  matissee heart valentines day art project for kids  fish valentines day craft

Valentines Day Crafts & Activities

Celebrate Valentines Day this February 14th by telling those around you that you care with these super cute, free printable valentine cards. These Tic-Tac-Toe Printable Valentine Cards are perfect for giving to your kids, friends, valentines for classmates, neighbors, and more. They are simple, cute, a little sweet, and low prep. SImply print pdf file with Valentines day cards printable and you are ready to celebrate Valentines day for kids! Celebrate valentines day for families with this fun Valentines Day tradition we do at our house. For this family valentines day ideas, we put hearts on each others bedroom doors to tell them what we love about them. Simply print the pdf file with our free valentines day printable hearts and start a new tradition with your kids this year with this sweet valentines day activities.  This valentine activities for preschoolers is great for the whole family from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, elementary age students, jr jigh, and sr high too. If you are looking for a fun, simple and inexpensive Valentine’s day Gift this year for your kids or spouse, these valentines day coupons a great idea. Give that special someone a valentines day coupon book! These valentine day coupons printable free are filled with lots of fun, creative ideas that yours kids and/or spouse will love. Simply print valentine's day coupon template pdf file with printable valentines day coupons ad you are ready to give a super cute, special gift of time and creating memories together this year! slime printable valentines day cards

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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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