Christmas Science Activities

Christmas Magic Milk Science Experiment

Christmas makes everything extra fun! We’ve done this magic milk experiment before but for some reason adding in Christmas colors, it makes it so exciting it’s like we had never seen the reaction before. So I would highly suggest trying out this Magic Milk Experiment with a festive flair perfect for making learning fun in December. This Christmas Science experiment for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students is so easy and fun to watch – it does not disappoint! 

Magic Milk Experiment with a festive flair perfect for making learning fun in December. This Christmas Science experiment for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students is so easy and fun to watch - it does not disappoint! 

Magic Milk Experiment

There is something about mixing red and green with a few sprinkles that excites my daughter. And honestly me too. There is some magic in those two colors that screams holiday season! This milk food coloring experiment is such a fun twist on a classic magic milk science experiment. And we love easy Christmas Science Experiments to help kids discover the wonder of the world around them as they learn and explore. This is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students. 

Grab a few supplies and lets get experimenting, Christmas style! 

Milk Food Coloring Experiment

Christmas Science Experiment

All you need to try this quick and easy Christmas Science activity with your kiddos are a few simple materials you probably already have on hand:

  • Milk
  • Food Coloring (Christmas Red, dark green, neon green)
  • Dish Soap
  • Optional: Christmas Sprinkles 
  • Plate or Shallow Bowl
  • Toothpick or butter knife

Milk and food coloring experiment

Pour the milk onto the plate. You don’t need too much, just enough to cover the bottom of the plate.

Next, drop in the food coloring. A few drops of green and a few drops of red in various places. Completely random, but spaced out from each other.

Magic Milk Experiment

Magic Milk Science Experiment

You can swirl the colors with a toothpick or butter knife. Not too much but just to move the color more around the plate. But don’t mix it in with the milk.

When you’re ready, add a couple drops of dish soap. You will instantly see the colors swirl around the milk. It is like the colors turned into ballroom dancers, just floating on the milk. 

Milk and food coloring experiment

Milk Food Coloring Experiment

This milk and dish soap experiment was explained to me like cleaning up butter. The dish soap helps cut the fat and grease. The dish soap does the same type of thing with the fat of the milk. It separates the two liquids and makes the colors dance! 

When dish soap is dropped into milk, there is a swirl of activity of soap molecules finding and bonding with fat molecules in the milk. With millions of molecules swirling around looking for mates, the colors in the milk get all mixed up! It looks like the milk is erupting for several seconds.

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Besides being very fun to watch, it is seriously so beautiful. It is not something that could be made twice in the same way, it’s that type of beauty. Just like a sunset. We have sunsets every night, but they are different each time! 

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Magic Milk Experiment with a festive flair perfect for making learning fun in December. This Christmas Science experiment for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students is so easy and fun to watch - it does not disappoint! 

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Deanna

Deanna Hershberger is a work at home mom, coffee obsessed, a diy addict and a Netflix binger. She spends her days playing and making with her daughter and enjoys quiet nights at home with her husband. She shares all of this on her blog Play Dough & Popsicles.

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