Looking for a fun spin on your daily tea party? Why not create this Exciting Exploding Tea Party instead? It’s a super fun way to make it fizzy and exciting and certain to have the kids joining in on all the fun.
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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.
You should have seen the look on her face! She was surprised but loved every minute of it! She couldn’t wait for another tea time to do this simple STEM activity again.
Sometimes messy play is the best play – and totally worth the mess! (although, if you’re careful, you can create it so that it’s mess-free and so much fun!)
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Exciting Exploding Tea Party Supplies
For this activity, you will need the following supplies listed below. Since these ingredients are not for little kids to get their hands on, adult supervision is needed!
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Exciting Exploding Tea Party
While this is just a super fun science activity to do with the kids, it’s a great way to talk about the way that things react as well. Using baking soda and vinegar to create this “explosion” is one that is too much fun to pass up!
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How to Create this Exploding Tea Party Activity
The first step is to fill the teapot with vinegar and then fill the teacups with baking soda
Add a few drops of food coloring (optional). If you are nervous about regular food coloring you can use this natural powder food coloring in place of the drops.
Let your kids join in on the fun by pouring the “tea” into the teacups. You can also 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.
As you can see we loved varying the colors of this fun foaming tea party. We all picked our favorite colors but we agreed that the red and blue produced the brightest results!
After the activity, it was a great time for us to talk and discuss what had just happened.
It was pretty great to have the kids so excited about this simple STEM activity and still talk about it long after it happened! We all agreed that the next time we’re ready for a tea party, this is going to have to happen again!
- Baking soda
- Tea set
- Food Coloring (optional)
- Get your teapot, take off the lid then fill it with vinegar
- Once done, place the top back on and get your teacups and baking soda ready
- Fill each teacup halfway with baking soda
- If you want to make it even more fun add a couple of drops of food coloring to each teacup
- Finally, start your exciting exploding tea party by letting your child pour the “tea” into each cup
- Have fun and observe the magic happen!
After the activity, rinse the tea set thoroughly since vinegar is corrosive and if left inside for a long time, it might ruin it.
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By engaging in this delightful activity, children will create lasting memories while developing essential skills that will serve them well throughout their lives.
So, gather your little ones, prepare their favorite tea set, and embark on an unforgettable adventure with the Exciting Exploding Tea Party for Kids—it’s truly an extraordinary way to make learning fun and captivating!
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