This STEAM time will be all about colors. We used the ALSC blog for station ideas and will be modifying our stations from their presented program.
Station 1: Color Science Reading Station
This station will have a variety of books about the science behind magnets.
Station 2: Color Me Valentine
My birthday is on Valentine's Day and I found some really cool historical information surrounding the color history of Valentine's Day. We will have instructions with a mini color timeline and this station will revolve around two options: specific colors to make a valentine card or using a scratch heart board.
Station 3: Skittles Experiment
I found this station with the included worksheet on the PreKinders website. This station explores color mixing from Skittle candies being submerged in water. Kids record their findings on a nifty sheet.
Station 4: Color Space
I LOVE CREATING DARK SPACES! We surround a little cave area where kids can use flashlights and different color filters to explore light and color.
Caretakers/Parents LOVED the color history of Valentine's Day. One of my drop in grandparents told a story about how she works in an international office and realized that only the Americans celebrated this holiday and all of the American employees were sending Valentine's Day cards to their families overseas. I had a bigger crowd than usual which is good news! I've also attached some pictures from this STEAM time. Partial set-up and a few families that drifted in throughout the program.