If you are looking for fun ways to entertain your little ones, try these 5 FUN Experiments for Kids!
They will surely love it!
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Want a quick and easy experiment that is appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers? This super fun Milk Experiment is it!
- In a small bowl, add a little bit of dish soap and water (equal proportions) and prepare the dropper.
- Add milk to the plate so it covers the bottom.
- Now, drop a few drops of the food dye all around the milk. Use 2 or more colors for beautiful color mixing.
- Using the dropper, add drops of the dish soap/water mix straight into the drops of food dye and watch the colors disperse and mix!
This Paper Towel Dye Experiment is a super quick and easy to prep experiment perfectly fun for toddlers and preschoolers!
- Paper towel roll
- 3 glasses/cups with water
- Washable kids paint (3 colors)
- Time 🙂
- Add a bit of each washable kids paint into each glass of water and stir well with spoon.
- Rip 3 pieces of paper towels and roll each one up. Stick between and into each glass like rainbows.
- As the paper towel sits in the painted water, the colors will gradually soak into and up the paper towel creating beautiful color mixing.
This Lava Lamp Experiment will be your kids new favorite activity! Super easy to make and super cool to watch! Lava lamps are cool, who wouldn’t agree. But making your own lava lamp is even cooler. Kids will love the simple steps (with guidance, of course) to create these amazing, colorful bubbling lava lamps. They are surprisingly easy to create. You’ll need oil, water, food dye and Alka Seltzer tablets, that’s it! Have fun with this safe and exciting idea to keep the little ones learning!
- Begin by coloring 1/2 cup water with food coloring. Be generous with the food coloring to get a nice vibrant color, about 8-10 drops.
- Fill a glass with vegetable oil about 1/2 and then add the colored water.
- Let children take turns adding the Alka-Seltzer tablets to the cup.
Alternatively, you can pour water and oil into a glass, add the food coloring drops and them the alka-seltzer tablet. You’ll get the same result.
TIP- don’t worry about getting the proportions of the water and oil exact, it doesn’t play a big role in creating these lava lamps. They’re there for guidance.
*MAKE SURE TO SUPERVISE THE KIDS WITH THE ALKA-SELTZER TABLETS, MAKING SURE THEY DON’T TAKE THEM IN THEIR MOUTH.
These Egg Carton Volcanoes are super easy to make and make a fun recycled idea for kids of all ages! Kids will love these exploding volcanoes! Perfect as a child’s’ first experiment to see the reaction between baking soda and vinegar. Safe and exciting! Keep reading to see the simple tutorial, list of materials and instructions!
- Egg carton
- Craft scissors
- Baking soda
- Hot glue gun
- Washable kids paint (orange, red, green)
- Using the craft scissors, cut the middles of the egg carton.
- Cut a piece of cardboard, approximately 4 x 4 inches and glue the egg carton volcanoes onto the cardboard using a hot glue gun (this step is for adults).
- Next, using a funnel (or not, like me lol), place about a tablespoon of baking soda into each section.
- Using the paint, paint the volcanoes to make them look real!
- Pour a bit of vinegar into a bowl.
- Using the dropper, squirt vinegar into the holes of the egg carton volcanoes to watch them erupt!
Easy and fun! Give this activity a try!
- Ice cube tray
- Food coloring
- Distilled vinegar
- Baking soda
- Casserole dish
- Small bowl
- Droppers/syringes/measuring spoons
Using your ice cube tray, fill as many ice cube spaces with a tablespoon of baking soda. Drop a couple drops of food coloring into each cube, using different colors for each cube and mixing colors for other cubes. Add a bit of water to each cube and stir (I used a skewer). Freeze overnight. When ice cubes are frozen, place them into a large casserole dish. Add half cup of vinegar to the small bowl. The set up is done! Now, let your kids use the dropper to drop small drops (that’s a lot of dropping!) of vinegar right onto the ice cube. Watch them fizz and colors mix!