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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.

 

Understanding Density for Kids doesn't have to be hard when you use a fun, hands-on liquid density experiment to demonstarate! Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, we decided to make our kindergarten science experiment a fun Valentines Day Science project. This valentine science experiments will amaze toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade and 2nd grade students. So when you are looking for your next valentines day activity, try an idea that is both fun and educational! secret message valentines day balloon science project Make science come alive for kids with this Valentine's Day Science project for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students. Children will make a love potion number 9 in this valentines day activities. This science valentines is like a diy lava lamp for February so get ready to concoct  a bubbling and active brew. 

Valentines Science

Looking for more fun preschool science experiments to try this February? Check out these ideas!

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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 Crafts for Kids

Looking for some cute and FREE printable valentines to share with your friends? Check out these homemade valentines for kids:

 

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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