Jul 18, 2012

Science Experiments for Preschoolers

Confession - I have a growing obsession/addiction to Pinterest. I waste spend time there almost every day. A few weeks ago I came across a pin of a science experiment for preschoolers. The pin lead to only a picture, which is my biggest Pinterest pet peeve.  Why are you pinning a picture of a science experiment without linking it to the directions? Ugh!

But I could see some basic directions in the picture and since I'm fairly smart, I got it all figured out. I put some vinegar in my muffin tins and added some food coloring. I choose the muffin tins instead of cups since my kids are notorious for spilling their cups. Next I poured some baking soda into baking pans. I gave the kiddies some pipettes to drop the colored vinegar into the baking soda.

And the result was over an hour of entertainment for my kids. It was awesome! They sat at the table and played quietly together. That’s every mom’s dream right? They loved looking at the baking soda bubble up. And Isabella was thrilled to see her "mountains" change colors. I loved this science experiment so much that we did it again when my six year old niece was here. She loved it too, so clearly it's not just for preschoolers.




Mark said oooooo everytime he dropped the vinegar into the baking soda.
Also this experiment is great for fine motor skills.

Such concentration!

"mountains"

After an hour the girls decided to put the baking soda in the pan.
It was a little messy, but they loved it.

1 comment:

  1. I have seen that pin too. Looks like lots of fun. I like your idea of the muffin tin. My kids knock things over all of the time too!

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