Friday, February 22, 2013

Shamrock science for kids

Three great ways to add a little St.Patrick's Day fun to kids science play. Twist things up a little to make it look and seem different to them using some house hold items.
Materials:
Vinegar
Baking soda
Glitter
Shamrock table toppers(Dollar Store)
Tray
Bowl
Shamrock molds (A.C. Moore use coupon get it for $4.99)


How to make Shimmery Shamrock Science

Mixed baking soda, green kool-aid, and glitter all in a bowl, then placed water in a squeeze bottle and made it erupt.



How to make Erupting Green Shamrocks

I mixed our fake snow mixture together and added green kool-aid to it for the green color, then placed it in a silicone shamrock mold and let them freeze over night.  That made them hard like rocks. Then I placed them on a tray/pan and the kids used pipettes to squirt the vinegar on them for them to fizz. We had Fizzing Shamrocks.


This is a great fine motor skill for toddlers and preschoolers using the pipettes.


We have made fizzing rocks before but never thought about putting them in molds til I saw it at Science Sparks from Pinterest.

Make your own Glittery Shamrock Play Dough

You can make this 3 different ways use regular store bought play dough, kool-aid play dough, or gluten free play dough. Then just add some fun glitter to it and play away. We also added mint extract to this batch for a yummy smell.





Shamrock Slushy

Slushy Science


If you haven't see our new recipe for Kool-Aid Ice cream dough be sure to check it out.

Kool-Aid ice cream dough


Ice Volcano

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