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Toddler science

Toddler science

As a ¬†mom of 5, I am always looking for fun,creative projects (that don’t make to big of a mess ūüôā ¬†). ¬†Even though my youngest are a little bigger than toddlers, they loved this project.

I found this idea on Pintrest and thought it might be worth a try.  All I did was sprinkle a good layer of Baking Soda on a cookie sheet (one that has raised edges preferably).  Then gave it to my boys, each with a small bowl of vinegar and a medicine dropper.  They sucked up the vinegar with the dropper and dripped it wherever they wanted on the pan. Of course, instant reaction from both the vinegar and my boys!

My older ones loved it too but it didn’t keep their attention for as long as it did you younger ones. ¬†There are so many learning activities you can do with this project, from… smell,taste, and touch to more advanced… Solid, liquid, gas. ¬†So much fun and my kids didn’t even realize they were learning. ¬†I don’t know why I didn’t think of this one sooner!

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Posted by on April 18, 2013 in Kids Kando

 

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It’s not rocket science

Soda Geyser

Soda Geyser

Lately we have had a few warms days so we have tried to come up with some fun outdoor activities   This one is fun and uses items that most have on hand or can easily be picked up during the next shopping trip.

All you need is … ¬†1 pack of mint ¬†Mentoes and 1 two liter of Diet Coke (or Diet Pepsi works too. ¬†Any soda will work but diet works best because it’s not as sticky (no sugar).. ¬†what else are those Diet drinks good for anyway ¬†ūüôā ¬† ).

Mentoe holding tube

Mentoe holding tube

In our picture we used a tube that you can get from Steve Spangler Science site, but you don’t have to have one. ¬†They have actually updated this tube to attach to the soda bottle to make the geyser even taller.

All you really need to do is pretty simple. ¬† ¬†Open soda bottle and have your Mentoes ready. Drop 7-8 mentoes in the soda bottle all at once (well as fast as you can… that is where the tubes can come in handy). ¬†Then … RUN! ¬† The Carbon Dioxide reacts with the mentoes and blows a geyser in the air. ¬†Ours only went about 6-8 feet but the record has been 30 feet. ¬† Come on and try this one and see how high your Geyser will blow ūüôā

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2013 in Kids Kando

 

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Easy Balloon Eggs

Dip yarn in watered down glue, wrap around balloon and pop balloon when dry…very cool

You can also use smaller balloons and put a few candies inside the balloon before starting. After you pop the balloon you have an egg that is filled with candy.  Fun craft with Easter coming up.

Easter, Craft, Balloon, egg basket, kid friendly

Fun yarn balloon Easter craft

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2013 in Kids Kando

 

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