Thursday, September 1, 2011

An Eruption of Fun

I was browsing Pinterest earlier today, and came across a wonderful idea of using baking soda and colored vinegar to make mini eruptions on a cookie sheet.

This was great because I had everything we needed on hand (baking soda, vinegar, food coloring, cookie sheet, and a medicine dropper), and it hardly took any prep work. 

The kids loved watching the bubbling!


Charlotte even got in on the action with a little help from Mommy in filling the medicine dropper.


It didn’t take Trenton long at all to figure out how to use the medicine dropper all on his own.



The colored vinegar made some really neat designs in the baking soda!



Once we finished dropping all of our vinegar onto the baking soda, Trenton told me, “Now put in oven and then I eat it all up in my tummy!”.  Ha!  Like my picky eater would have even tasted it!  I had to explain to Trenton that it was just for fun and it wasn’t food.

He might have gotten the idea that we were going to eat this colorful creation from his little sister.  You might be able to see where her fingers went into the baking soda on the bottom right side of the picture above.  She tasted it once and then went back for more!  Yuck!

What a fun, quick, and easy activity!  It was also a good activity for fine motor skills, and when the kids are a bit older will be a good science lesson.  We can’t wait to do this one again!

This post is linked to: It’s Playtime @ Hands On: As We Grow, Fun for Kids Friday @ Smile Monsters, Sunday Showcase Child Centered Linky Party @ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas, Made by Little Hands Monday @ Delicate Construction, TGIF Linky Party @ Living Life Intentionally


Eileen said...

Oh, Jenny. You are the best mom.

Jenny said...

Ha! I don't know about that, but thanks for the compliment! I just figure that if I'm going to be addicted to Pinterest, I should at least make use of the stuff I'm pinning!

Big D and Me said...

Thanks for sharing - my kids would love it!

Amanda @ Gratefully Growing in Grace said...

I love that you made it colorful!
Found you at the Sunday Showcase blog hop.

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

how cool! This is great because they get to see mini eruptions over and over again on the cookie sheet. Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase. This is def on my list of things to try & I've shared on my FB page & Twitter!


Jenny said...

Thanks! We had so much fun with this! And I love that it's a project that can grow with my kids as they get older. It's going to be a wonderful science experiment when they're a bit older! said...

I love the colors what a fun kids project! New follower visiting from It's Playtime.

Eileen said...

We tried this today too. She loved it. If we do it again, I'll probably take it outdoors though. I was constantly worried about her spilling food coloring on the carpet. I think the eye droppers are good for hand-eye coordination too.

Aimee from Classified: Mom said...

I love how you did this with colors! Thanks for sharing on The Sunday Showcase!

Beth ( said...

This is so much fun! A perfect activity for little exploring hands! Thanks so much for linking up to TGIF LInky Party =) I can't wait to see what else you come up with!
Beth =-)

Ali said...

Oh wow, we recently made volcanoes but with no eruptions much to the disappointment of my 3 year old. We will try this tomorrow.

Beth ( said...

I just wanted to let you know I featured your great idea at this weeks TGIF Linky Party #5 - - feel free to grab an I was Featured button if you like. Thanks again for linking up & I look forward to seeing more of your great ideas this week!!
Beth =-)

Melanie said...

So fun! Stopping by from SITS!