Volcano Color Explosions

We made rainbow Volcano explosions!
Ingredients Needed:
Baking soda
Dawn Dish soap
food coloring or liquid water colors
Kool aid if you want it to smell super exciting too

I wanted the color to be hidden so first I poured some baking soda in the bottom of each glass than I added a squirt of dawn dish soap so the bubbles would be extra frothy.

I then covered each with a big heap of baking soda

The boys grabbed their bottles of vinegar and started squirting

Pretty soon they got some awesome colorful bubbles

After the colors came out and the vinegar was all gone the fun continued

It became about catching bubbles and finding baking soda clumps to squeeze and squish between their fingers

Mixing colors and scooping and pouring

I love that they were engaged for a full forty minutes playing with this

They had so much fun. And my cups and the container were super clean afterwards. The dawn, vinegar, and baking soday made everything shine and sparkle when I rinsed it all out!

Peeps Fun: Science and Snacks

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We love Peeps in our house. They are cute and fun and you can learn from them!
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We received some yummy Peeps for us to try out!
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I knew exactly what I wanted to do! I was reading about how Emory University did a study on dissolving Peeps. They said that the Peeps eyes wouldnt dissolve in anything. So I decided we needed to put this to the test.Picture 089
You can see the pouty lip above. She was not happy we were “wasting” the Peeps. Don’t worryshe got one to nibble on. I asked the kids what they thought would dissolve the Peeps. we filled size mason jars with different liquids. And dropped one Peep Bunny in each Jar.
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In the meantime, we decided to have a Peep duel. But alas our Peeps were lovers not fighters and they just toppled over and layed there. Looking all delicious.
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The kids thought of one more liquid to add to our experiment and we were off. Watching closely for any changes
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24 hours Later there was some change I was actually pretty surprised. Look at the Bubbles (AKA Dawn Dish soap)
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I will say this even after it looked like it had completely dissolved the eyes and nose were still floating around
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I totally thought the vinegar would be the first to dissolve but Nope! The salt water actually made a bigger change
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You can see how the sugar kind of dissolved
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Above if you look carefully you can see the eyes still floating
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And the last day, Day 7 the lemon juice grew a lot of mold and I was kind of done at this point. So that is as far as we got.
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But we still had leftover Peeps so what to do?
Picture 188We made amazing Peep Crispy Treats of course!

Picture 190First we had to make pretty rainbow Peep plates

Picture 173After that we put together all our Peeps, with some butter

Picture 174We started adding peeps a few at a time watching them melt beforeĀ  adding the next bunch

Picture 177 Adding more and more

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Picture 180a mirky kind of brown… which made me think chocolate. So I was holding a few Peeps back the yummy chocolate ones.

Picture 182In they went because if it looks like chocolate it might as well have some chocolate flavoring, right?

Picture 183And here they are. They were so yummy I will say they were a bit firmer or harder then other rice crispy trerats I have made. But definitely still very good. Please check out my Peeps Pinterest Board for TONS of great Peep related crafts, snacks, and projects.

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Ice and Oil- Fun Preschool Science

For this project you will need the following:
Ice cube tray
oil (any oil…I used vegetable oil, baby oil would work well too)
Food coloring or liquid water colors
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Last year I did a project with the kids called color explosion using food coloring oil and water. I thought it would be fun to revisit it changing it just a little bit. The outcome was fantastic!

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This project was a lot of fun it was very cool to see how the ice melted down and to watch the droplets of color at the bottom of the jar.
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Mikey loved perdicting which color would melt next
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We talked about why the ice water would melt and fall down and about the density of water and oil. We also talked about the density of the lamp oil which unlike the water melted up instead of down. The lamp oil part of this project was kind of complicated. I would advise against it. We loved this project and will be doing it again just without the lamp oil.
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The beautiful colors were mesmerizing it was really a very pretty project as well as being educational
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This was a lot of fun and we will definitely be doing this project again. It was fun, easy, and pretty cheap. Plus we already everything we needed at home.
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I love kitchen Science!
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Have you tried a project like this? I would love to hear about it leave a comment telling me what you did and how it went.

Sensory Table- Chemistry how Messy can it be?

I have come to realize my children are really into foot exploration- Feet in the gooChemistry: Cornstarch and water Ooblick + Shaving cream… something new and excitingThis was a very messy and very fun experiment we will DEFINITELY be repeatingPouring, stirring, sifting and just exploring the ooey gooey squishiness of it all
Pouring the goo- Ooblick and shaving cream mixture…It was fantastic
Okay so I kind of skipped a beat here. I had meant to show you picks of the kids dumping and playing with the ooblick before the addition of the shaving cream but I got a little caught up in the moment and seriously ooblick is so much fun I had to play too!
Mixing and pouring
The setup
I had cups of cornstarch and cups of plain water set out. the kids each chose which color they would like to add the the “liquid” and the the fun began they were given no instructions just spoons in the powder and droppers in the liquid. They each chose a different way to mix and explore it was pretty awesome.

Sensory Table- Chemistry

I set up a chemistry lab at our small sensory table.
I had containers with the following

Baking soda

Water with Red Food Coloring

The dry items had 1/2 tsp measuring spoons to disperse and the liquids had eye droppers
They had a blast discovering what the different ingredients could create.