Rainbow smarties!

My preschooler loves science experiments. And he loves chocolate. So when I suggested a science experiment that involved chocolate, he was pretty excited! This smarties science experiment is entirely similar to the skittles experiment that we did previously, but hey, when they’re young, it’s good to do things again and again and they learn a little bit more each time.

As with the skittles, I simply arranged some smarties around the bottom of a bowl and poured in some water. Then waited for the colour to start coming off the smarties and produce a very pretty pattern. The colours weren’t as vibrant as for the skittles – maybe next time I would use more smarties and a smaller bowl. But still very pretty. For more about the science, read here.

My preschooler just couldn’t help himself swirling it at the end. And yes, he did eat soggy smarties afterwards!


Hi! I’m Claire, stay-at-home-mum to two gorgeous boys and a lovely girl. My kids are energetic, spirited and full-of-life, and they certainly keep me on my toes. I love spending time with them and seeing them learn and experience new things – I hope that this blog will give you ideas to try out on the children in your life!

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