I’ve had some great feedback from my scavenger hunt games so I decided to make some more! If you’re headed out of town or just driving to the grocery store these Road Trip Scavenger Hunt printables are perfect for your active and observant little ones. [Read more…]
The Fizzing Rainbow Baking Soda Experiment is a fun and simple experiment for kids of all ages. It’s a great beginner science activity for preschool or Kindergarteners to learn about chemical reactions and colors.
What you will need for your Fizzing Rainbow Baking Soda Experiment is pictured below. It’s a cheap activity you can do again and again with items you probably already have in your pantry.
Related: Foaming Orange Volcano
- Tray or Cookie Sheet
- Liquid Food Coloring
- Baking Soda
- Distilled White Vinegar
- Dropper ( I like to save mine from empty medicine bottles like Children’s Tylenol)
- Pour baking soda on your tray or cookie sheet and give it a quick shake to spread it out evenly.
- Using liquid food coloring, allow your child to add as many drops all over the baking soda.
- Next, pour 1 cup of vinegar into a cup. Use a dropper to add vinegar right over the food coloring droplets and watch the reaction between the baking soda and vinegar. It makes a fun fizzing rainbow.
Talk to your child about the simple science behind this fun Fizzing Rainbow Baking Soda Experiment. The simplest idea behind it is an acid-base reaction. Baking soda is a bicarbonate and vinegar is an acetic acid. When combined, they create a carbon dioxide gas—which produce colorful fizzing bubbles in this experiment!
Does your child like to do simple science experiments? Have you tried this Fizzing Rainbow Baking Soda Experiment? Share in the comments below.
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Now that I’ve finished teaching my 3 year old son the alphabet (it took the whole latter part of last year), I’ve started the new year off with a lesson plan that covers a spectrum similar to a preschool classroom. Being that I still bring J to work with me everyday, I do my very best to stick to a lesson plan that I outline each Sunday night. It covers writing/spelling/reading, math, science, logic/thinking, and my two flex subjects- fine motor skills and [Read more…]
It’s a new year and that means it’s also back to the grindstone, as mom always says. With Christmas and New Years, it feels like months since I’ve been on a normal schedule with J. The past 6 months I’ve been consumed with letter of the week crafts and activities, finishing letter z the week before Christmas. We took the next 2 weeks off but we’re back at it and coming in strong this new year with phone number practice. This is what you need to know about [Read more…]
If you’ve read some of my recent posts, you know I’ve been kind of obsessed with sensory bins and fine motor development games. Both are great ways to help children explore and stimulate the 5 main senses. At the same time, they can help develop the skills needed to learn how to use [Read more…]
Sensory bins are a great way to help children explore, develop, and stimulate the 5 main senses. When a child plays with a sensory bin, they are able to touch, feel, and even talk about the different materials they are discovering. Sensory bins can help develop and improve focus and concentration skills in a way that is far superior to average plastic toy play. While playing with sensory bins your child can also learn to [Read more…]
Easy science experiments are a fun way to get your child interested in learning. They don’t have to be too detailed with a lot of steps, just a lot of fun. Actually, in my opinion, the fewer steps the better when trying to entertain a toddler. During letter O week of my alphabet lesson plan, we made Foaming Orange Volcanos with just an orange, some baking soda, and little bit of vinegar. [Read more…]
If you’re looking for some fun-filled crafts and activities for teaching your toddler the letter B, check out some of my ideas below in this Letter B Lesson Plan for preschoolers. I use the letter of week strategy to help teach my son the alphabet. Each day I follow a letter specific lesson plan, which you can print for free, and incorporate sensory and fine motor play to engage his senses. So far, it has been going great and little by little he gets more excited to learn his letters.
Reading, crafts, sensory, and fine motor play are all great ways to engage a toddler or preschooler when teaching the alphabet. [Read more…]
About 2 months ago I started teaching my 2 (almost 3) year old son the alphabet. At first, I thought singing the alphabet song over and over would get him interested but that was a big fail. Every time I’d start to sing he would say, “stop mommy, stop singing!” Ultimately, I decided on a different approach— the letter of week strategy.
Starting with the letters in his name, each week I concentrate on [Read more…]
Right now I’m teaching my almost 3-year-old the alphabet. Each week we concentrate on a new letter while introducing letter specific flashcards, crafts, worksheets, books, sensory, and fine motor play. I made this easy DIY Felt Magnetic Fishing Game the week my son was learning the letter F. It’s a simple game for kids that help encourage the development of fine motor skills. This catch and release game can be played with again and again while helping your preschooler develop hand-eye coordination. [Read more…]