Whenever I am coming up with ideas for activities for the kids I love to put a unique spin on a basic idea. One of our favorite hands on science activities is baking soda and vinegar, the fizzing reaction always sets off squeals and giggles every time we bring it out.
This time, instead of putting our mixture in the typical bowl or pan I thought it would be fun to set it out as an exciting exploding tea party using my daughter’s favorite tea set.
Exciting Exploding Tea Party
For this activity you will need…..
Optional- food coloring
- First you want to fill your toy teapot with vinegar and replace the lid. This is the little tin set we have had for nearly 2 years and it gets a lot of use!
- Next, fill each teacup halfway with baking soda.
- If you want to make it even more fun add a couple drops of food coloring to each tea cup. If you are nervous about regular food coloring you can use this natural powder food coloring in place of the drops.
Let your child pour the “tea” into each cup and watch the fun bubble over.
Place the saucers on top leaving just a crack to pour vinegar into and see if you can get it to bubble away.
Try using different amounts of vinegar and baking soda and see what happens.
After we were done we rinsed our tea set well before putting it away, vinegar is corrosive and if left inside for long it might ruin it.
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