dinosaur sitting in coloring milk

Have you tried magic milk science before? You’ll love this twist on a classic science activity using dinosaurs!

This science activity is perfect for any dino lovers!

Opportunities for kids to learn science concepts are everywhere! Everyday materials and so many things you have around your house can be used for science inquiry and learning. Magic milk science only used three ingredients you have in your kitchen and kids can repeat it again and again!

Kids are innately curious! By creating opportunities for them to explore new materials and make observations and predictions, we are providing opportunities for kids to “unleash their inner scientist.”

Promoting children’s science learning doesn’t have to be complicated or use fancy materials.

RELATED: Love science? Try these other simple science experiments for toddlers.

Here’s how to get started with Magic Milk!

Supplies Needed for Magic Milk Science

  • Whole milk
  • Food coloring
  • Dish soap (we used Dawn liquid dish soap_
  • Shallow pan
  • Plastic toy dinosaurs

How to Create Magic Milk

  • Pour milk into a dish (you don’t need much, just cover the bottom of the dish)
  • Drop some food coloring onto the milk
  • Dip your dino in some dish soap
  • Place your Dino in the milk and watch the magic ✨
  • Repeat

Move your Dino around to mix the colors! Eventually you’ll make grey or brown and those are beautiful colors too! 😍 Then you can always repeat it with a new batch of milk and make some new colors.

RELATED: Need more easy ideas? You will love these 75+ toddler activities!

What is magic milk science?

Here’s an easy explanation!

When soap is mixed with whole milk, the soap helps separate the water loving and water hating parts of the milk. When the soap touches the surface of the milk, the water hating parts of the milk attach to the fats of the milk, causing the milk to start to separate! There are much more technical terms to describe this all, but the food coloring helps us see the separation!

This simple science experiment has been a favorite of ours for years! Have you tried magic milk science yet?