After doing all those jelly bean printables, I wanted to put the candy to good use one more time! I came across this Jelly Bean Science Experiment from Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station, and knew it was a perfect use of our jelly beans! Her version was perfectly geared toward a little older audience, with a great worksheet to go along with it. below you will see how I completed it with Remington (three years old).
- Jelly Beans (various colors)
- Clear Cups (one cup per color of jelly beans)
- Warm Water
Set up your cups, and have your little add a few jelly beans to each cup, using one color per cup. Talk to your kiddo about what they think will happen once we add the warm water. Remington talked about them both getting “bigger bigger bigger!” as well as shrinking small!
Add the warm water, and watch the magic begin. This part was actually kinda gross to me, as the waxy coating melted off the candy and floated in each cup. We left the cups for about an hour, and came back to see what happened.
When we returned, the water was colored and the beans were white. Remington was shocked, and so excited. He couldn’t wait to get his fingers in the water and swirl it around. He then insisted we add all the colored water together, and watched the water go from yellow to green and then to a nasty brown, and he loved every second of it!
Later today he asked to do it again and again, so I would say it was a success! If we were to do it again, I think we would test different types of liquids, to see if it affected the outcome! Let me know how your littles enjoyed it, or what adjustments you made below!
XO, Amanda, The Celebrating Mama