When Okido meets Skittles

 I love our Okido Magazine that pops through the door every month. I shouldn’t really say I love it as it’s aimed at 3-8 year olds, but I do! And so does our son (who definitely does fall in correct age bracket).

This months magazine had a fabulous experiment that our children really wanted to try. We got together some skittles, a plate, a bowl and a jug of water.

After arranging the skittles around the upturned bowl, we removed the bowl and poured a small amount of water in the middle of the circle.img_0934We then watched and enjoyed the colour from the skittles dissolving in the water creating this beautiful pattern. It was fun to watch the colours mixing and inevitably turning into a brown mushy colour!

We were interested to see that when we turned over the skittles there were small dots of colour where the skittles were resting on the plate and the water didn’t come into contact with the skittle and therefore the colour didn’t dissolve away.

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Nice one OKIDO!

Whats your favourite kids magazine?

 

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17 thoughts on “When Okido meets Skittles

  1. Oh I have seen this before, but yet to try it with the kids. I need to do this with them – they will love it x #FabFridayPost

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  2. What an awesome study in science, and yummy experiment. Two questions: Did everyone eat the dotted specimens? and did you then do some watercolor painting? Either way, what a win! Sacrificing skittles for science. You have some strong kiddo’s! ❤ #FabFridayPost

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