Since creating our Frozen Vinegar Rainbow Fish nearly two years ago and our Dinosaur Love Hearts last year, I have been meaning to try out some more bicarbonate of soda and vinegar experiments. With Easter around the corner I thought it was the ideal opportunity to create Erupting Easter Eggs.
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I used a teaspoon to add Bicarbonate Of Soda to each egg.
I then filled two containers with Malt Vinegar. Unfortunately this was all I had in the cupboard. At first I gave Adam a Calpol syringe.
As soon as the vinegar touched the bicarbonate of soda it erupted. The effects were instant.
However, Adam struggled to manipulate the syringe and watch the effect of squirting vinegar onto the bicarbonate of soda. I therefore swapped the syringe for a Jumbo Dropper.
Although using the Jumbo Dropper resulted in more vinegar going into the Easter Egg it meant our eruptions were bigger.
Adam was fascinated by the effects and listened out for the fizzing sound. He was determined to make the eruptions as big as possible and certainly succeeded.
He spent ages squirting the vinegar – a subtle way of developing his fine motor skills. Towards the end of the activity Adam discovered that if he lifted an Easter Egg he could sprinkle the bicarbonate of soda directly onto the vinegar. This mean the eruptions continued inside the tray.
Watch Adam’s reaction to our Erupting Easter Eggs:
Our Erupting Easter Egg activity could be extended in many ways.
* Add food colouring to clear vinegar instead of using Malt Vinegar. I wonder what colour combinations could be made.
* Hide objects inside each egg for your little one to discover once the bicarbonate of soda has finished erupting. Hide letters to see what words they can form or numbers and create simple number sentences.
* Add food colouring to the bicarbonate of soda to make colourful eruptions.
There are so many possibilities for erupting fun using just two household items!
Click on the links below for more Easter inspired Kindergarten fun!
Easter Egg Sight Word Read and Cover Game by Simple Fun for Kids
Plastic Egg Hunt Letter Recognition from Something 2 Offer
Plastic Egg Stacker: STEM Challenge from Our Whimsical Days
Easter Stories for Kindergarten by Kidz Activities
Cheerful and Easy Easter Themed Snack Mix by Crafty Mama in ME
Easter Sensory Bottles by Play & Learn Every Day
Easter Pre-Writing Handwriting Activity from Sugar Aunts
Religious Easter Coloring Pages: Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading
Resurrection Eggs by Squiggles and Bubbles
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