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Erupting Art for Kids. Directions: When making geysers with Mentos and soda you want to use a two liter bottle of soda. I wasn't aiming for geysers but rather small eruptions, so I bought 12 oz. bottles of Sprite. I think any clear soda will work. A money saving tip: I only bought one pack of the 12 oz. bottles and bought 2 liter bottles to refill the smaller bottles when we wanted to do the experiment again since the 2 liter bottles are much cheaper. I poured out some of the Sprite from each bottles. I did a few test runs first, and with a full bottle of soda the eruptions were a bit too big for what I was going for. Somewhere between 1/2 and 3/4 of the bottle seemed to work best. I set out four colors at a time and put the soda bottle directly on top of the paper. One at a time, JZ and J-Bug (4) put Mentos in the Sprite bottles. Then we stepped back and watched as the art eruptions began.

This erupting art was so cool and really so simple! Be sure and check out the other art with candy posts from the series: How to Make an Ant Farm. Easy Science Experiments for Summer | Creekside Learning. Who’s ready for some easy science experiments for summer? Summer is a great time to gather a few supplies and set up some cool science experiments for kids.

We love seasonal science and summer gives us so many options: outside, inside, in water, in the garden and so much more. {this post contains affiliate links} Experiments About Insects and Critters Raise caterpillars who turn into butterflies.How to raise butterflies to lay eggs and raise caterpillars and butterflies again and again.Learn all about ants with this fun unit study.The Ladybug Science Experiment from The Educators’ Spin On It. Experiments at the Beach Explore tide pools with Mama’s Little Muse. 7 Beach Science Experiments from Left Brain Craft Brain.Search for habitats at the beach and learn about tides from KCEdventures. Plants and gardens Here are 10 things you can grow in a container on your patio or deck. Great Outdoor Experiments for Daytime Make solar oven s’mores from What Do We Do All Day?

Preschool Ghostly Bubble Science: Play And Learn With Bubbles | Little Bins for Little Hands. Preschool Science Sensory Play and Learning Saturday Science Blog Hop Saturday Science is one of my favorite times of the week! However, as Liam gets older, we are doing more and more science oriented activities. Our favorites are still the ones that include a bit of sensory play as well.

Lately we have been focusing on slimes (check some out here and here)! Why Preschool Science? Preschoolers are curious creatures. Bubble Science Set Up Bubble science is real and fun! Supplies Needed:Water Mix: 1 cup of water, 2 Tablespoons of corn syrup, and 4 Tablespoons of dish soap in container and mix together. Bubble Science Ghosts Take your paper cups and make fun ghost faces on them! Make A Bouncing Bubble Extend your bubble science by amazing your child with a bouncing bubble. Can You Put A Stick Through A Bubble? Why yes, you can! What Can You Blow A Bubble With In Your Kitchen? Try an eye dropper, turkey baster and even an apple slicer. How To Make A Bubble Stick! Bubble Science! See On. Pretend Play Ice Cream Toppings Printable. Summer Experiment with Water & oil. The last time we experimented with a few different substances and water, comparing how each liquid reacted to the water. This time we kept things a little more simple and explored with just baby oil and frozen colored water.

This activity is very inexpensive and a great way to cool things down a bit on a hot day. I filled an ice cube tray with water and added a few drops of food coloring to each ice slot before popping it in the freezer. A few hours later our ice was frozen. The only other thing we needed for this experiment was a pie pan filled with baby oil. All you have to do is add your ice to the pan of baby oil and observe I loved that we could watch and observe the ice slowly melt into the oil, and then bead up right before our eyes.

The more the ice melted the more water bubbles formed. Rosie loved making more an more colored water bubbles, and couldn't resist touching them with her hands She played and explored with the ice and oil until all the ice had melted. The "Why do we need sunscreen?" Experiment. Drip, Drip, Drop | Outdoor Water Game for Kids. When the weather gets hot, we head outside to play. Most of the time, our play includes WATER! This gross motor game is a spin off the classic Duck, Duck, Grey Duck (or Goose!) , but with a cup of water. I can't take credit for creating the game as it was shared with me by a fellow camp counselor 20 years ago! It was a summer camp hit then and still is today. Grab a bucket of water and a cup and try it with your kids this afternoon!

Affiliate links included in this article. Learning objective: The children will learn to follow directions, take turns, and run! *This game is best played in a group of 3 or more children. Materials Needed: Bucket Plastic Cups Directions to Play: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. . * Paper cups will work, but they get soggy fast and you need a lot of them. ** We always had a few kids who did not want to get wet. MORE Water Activities from the #PlayfulPreschool Team: Alphabet Activities: Washing the Letter Dishes by Growing Book by Book Water Displacement Experiment by Fun-A-Day. Ice Cream Parlor for Kids ~ Bath Activities for Kids. Set up an Ice Cream Parlor for hours of fun on a rainy day!

While I set this up in the bath you could easily recreate this out of the bath! Rosie had so much fun with this Ice Cream Parlor! It began as a bath but Rosie wanted to play for so long I drained the tub. She played for over an hour, making all sorts of ice creams, sundaes, and even cakes and pies! To set up our ice cream parlor I added a few drops of pink food coloring to the water as I filled the tub. I also added confetti and a few drops of vanilla extract to make the bath smell just like ice cream. We use a mesh strainer to catch things like confetti from going down the drain We used craft foam purchased from Michaels for $1 a sheet to make ice cream cones. You can re-purpose a few ice cream containers for this too!

I let Rosie pick her ice cream flavors prior to the bath. . You can slightly alter the recipe to suit your playtimes. To make ice cream dough you will need: Rosie had so much fun serving up ice cream cones! Ice Cream Parlor for Kids ~ Bath Activities for Kids.