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conversation heart squish bag science

Valentine’s Conversation Heart Squish Bag Science

This conversation heart squish bag science project is a mess-free, quick to conduct the sensory activity for your little one that makes for a good conversation about colors.  Do you have a bag of conversation hearts laying around to use? 

Use up sweet treats and conduct a sensory experiment at the same time. See what happens when you leave conversation hearts in a bag of hair gel – you may be surprised at the result!

Supplies

A gallon size bag

Tape (to tape over the top of the bag once closed, if desired)

Clear hair gel

Conversation hearts

A Sharpie marker

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Instructions

Use the Sharpie to make a heart on the outside of the bag.

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Fill the bag with conversation hearts. This is a great motor skill activity for little hands!

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Fill the bag with half a bottle of clear hair gel. 

Close bag, seal well with tape.  We recommend the adults do the sealing…

Now it’s time to let little hands just squish those candies around.

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My little boy moved them allll around. Within a few short hours, the candy began to dissolve. 

We allowed the bag to sit a few days to see what happened.

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By day three, the candy had all but dissolved and colors mixed inside the bag. It was a fun activity to “squish” around and my preschooler was able to name all the colors he saw in the bag. Win! 

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Let us know how your conversation heart squish bag science experiment turns out when you try it out with your little ones!

 


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