How to Have a Blast a Home
Sorry to interrupt your day, but if you were wondering how to have a blast a home with your kids. I have another fun science activity for you and your bundle of lava. With all these puns, maybe you’ve figured out the activity- DIY, safe for home, volcanoes!!
Ingredients you will need:
Baking soda (several tablespoons)
Vinegar (I cup or 8 oz)
Food coloring (or paint)
For extra precautions, you can lay down some paper or wear an apron to avoid any mess
Here’s how to make the volcano:
First, mix the paint/ food coloring with baking soda
( You can use as much baking soda or as much paint to get your favorite color or a desirable size)
Next, add some water bit by bit and mold the baking soda into a big triangle
(If it doesn't stick together, try mixing in some dish soap- it works!)
Then, scoop the top of the triangle out
Last, pour the vinegar on the top, sit back, and have a blast,
What we can learn together with our kids:
Learn About Volcanoes:
What is a volcano?
Where can you find a volcano?
Why does a volcano erupt?
What happens when a volcano erupts?
Here's a helpful video to teach your kids about volcanoes!
Size: Whose volcano is big? I have a small volcano.
Quantity: how much do we need? Let’s put in more color
Fast/ Slow: Look, The lava is running fast!!!!
Cause-and effect relations: Why did the volcano erupt? Because We put in the vinegar.
For some added fun, put your farm animals next to the volcano, or make some pretend trees to build a scene. Then create a story together about a volcano erupting!
Have fun creating!!