Mixing colour games: Tic tac toe
Kids love mixing coloured paints but when you can mix coloured water and throw a little bit of sneaky education in that the kids don't know about, there's not a lot that can beat it. Make secondary colours from primary colours on the tic tac toe board for some cool colour fun!
What you need:
- 9 clear cups
- 2 squeeze bottles
- 3 empty containers
- food colouring
- white paper
- black marker
Number of players:
Rule up a tic tac toe board with the marker on your white paper. If you're not sure how to set it up, see our image below.
Place a cup on each square and half fill each cup with water. Add a few drops of yellow food colouring to each one.
With the squeeze bottles, add water to both of them. Drop some blue food colouring into one and red into the other. You now have all of the primary colours to play with. Next comes the really fun part. Playing and mixing!
Give each child a colour to play with and choose who goes first.
Taking turns across the board, each player drops a few of their colour into the yellow water to take their turn. The red player will turn their water orange and the blue player will turn their colour green.
Keep playing and mixing the water. It's quick, fun and simple!
Why not experiment with the finished games and mix that water up too?
Rules of tic tac toe:
The aim of the game is for either player to get 3 of their piece or colour in a row. Playing on a 3×3 board game each player takes turns to block the other while trying to get the all important line up.