This Fizzing Hearts Activity is a fun sensory play idea AND experiment in one!
You’ll need simple materials for this activity and very little effort. And I promise kids will have a blast. Who doesn’t like to make things fizz and feel like a scientist? My kids love activities like this. They’re fun, exciting and unique. And as a matter of fact, I love them too! These Fizzing Hearts will now be my go-to activity to keep the kids busy…because they will be busy until the hearts melt!
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Materials needed for Fizzing hearts activity:
- Baking soda
- Food coloring
- Heart ice cube tray (or candy mold)
- Storage container
It’s best to prepare this activity the night before.
- Start by mixing baking soda and water. I eye-balled everything, but it should be almost like a paste. Droopy paste sounds like a good description! Add food coloring (use a ton of red) and mix.
- Fill the heart mold and freeze.
- Next, place the frozen hearts into a storage container. Add vinegar into a small bowl, prepare the eyedroppers and set close by.
What is my child learning and improving?
- Sensories (kids are exploring smells, hearing and seeing the hearts fizz)
I like how this article describes sensory play. “Sensory activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore. ”
- Experiment (how does baking soda and vinegar react when mixed together)
- Fine motor skills (filling and pressing the eyedropper strengthens the fingers)
- Independence (this activity is awesome at entertaining kids, so they stay busy and occupied!)
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