it’s school holidays at the moment, so we are getting so spend a bit of time with some of our favourite school kids. that’s one of the perks of being a stay-at-home-mum and a school teacher 🙂
today we got to hang out with miss m (seven), and mister s (five).
my lovely friend talia pinned this idea the other day, and i thought it might be a fun activity to try, in between planting some seeds in the garden, and going for a walk to the park.
i was right!
here’s how it went…
what you’ll need:
bowls of bicarbonate of soda (filled approx 1.5cm deep)
ramekins of vinegar
different coloured of food colouring (we used red and yellow)
what to do:
- mix a different colour of dye into each ramekin of vinegar
- use the droppers to make marvellous colourful fizzing shapes and patterns in the bi carb.
m and s loved the fizzing, and were delighted by the way that the colours blended. they enjoyed swapping bowls and colours, and adding to each others creations.
this is a great way to learn about primary and secondary colours. next time i’ll make sure i have some blue dye to hand so we can make rainbows with green and purple too.
arty enjoyed this activity too, though he was strictly a spectator. i couldn’t tell if he was more interested in the fizzing colours, or the big kids laughing and exclaiming.
either way, a good time was had by all.