Who said you couldn’t have fun while you learn? Well think again. I know that keeping little ones interested while teaching them science can be quite a task, but if you add some fun elements and help their imagination run while, then learning can be way more fun. I love to expose Little L to activities like this one, as they fuel her curiosity about the world.
This craft made by our contributor Carolina is the best example. By mixing together a few simple ingredients we can teach our children about chemical reactions. Try this easy science activity and show your little one what happens when you mix a base like baking soda with an acid like vinegar.
Adding color and helping kids use their imagination by decorating the cups, makes this activity even more interesting. The fizzing action at the end is one that kids will truly enjoy.
Learn how to make them below,
You will need:
- Foam Cups
- Black marker
- Baking soda
- Dish soap
- Food coloring
Draw on your cup any message or doodle you would like. A happy face is always a good idea.
Fill each cup with vinegar about half way. Mix it with a few drops of food coloring and about a tablespoon of dish soap.
Add a teaspoon of baking soda and mix. Be ready to see the action.
The cups will overflow with bubbles that will make the little ones think this is the coolest experiment ever.
Here are the instructions in Spanish