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Boy oh boy did the kids love this fun color explosion activity.
And I love any activity that is educational and manages to keep my kids totally focused and engaged for as long as this one did!
Note: For more science activities, see my Science Activities for Kids page.
I set up this activity by pouring baking soda on to a little painting palette for each kid. I then put the painting palette on a craft tray in order to contain the mess. I added a few plastic pipettes as well.
In the cups of a muffin tin I put a few drops of liquid water color and then filled the rest with vinegar.
Then I showed the kids how to suck the liquid into their pipettes and drip it onto their baking soda.
Amazement ensued as they watched the liquid explode into a frothy, colorful mess.
The kids experimented with different colors and with mixing colors.
They had so much fun, they asked to do it again – twice!
More science for kids
More preschool science from Gift of Curiosity:
- Dancing raisins
- Candy experiments
- Jumping colors science activity
- Dissecting an apple
- What do ants like to eat?
- Make your own telescope
- The great baking soda and vinegar experiment
- Magic inflating balloons