I don’t mean to scare you or anything but, it’s May folks. Summer vacation will be here before you know it – do you have a plan?
Mine is to set up some sort of loose schedule. Nothing too confining but a flexible outline of how any days spent at home are going to go.
I’ll have more details later this month, but for now, suffice to say, I’m gathering resources. And this list is one of them.
Summer is the perfect time to try a science experiment or two from the comfort of your own kitchen and I plan to refer back to this list often over the next four months. Here’s Alli with the goods…
I don’t know about you, but my kids are suckers for a good science experiment. And I’ll be honest, so am I.
I can still remember “experiment day” in seventh grade science class. I mean, who didn’t love a good volcano eruption? Salt crystal formation? And flubber???
One of the best parts about being a Mom (in my humble opinion) is recreating fun memories with your children. And science experiments are the perfect opportunity to do just that.
And here’s the best part: They’re not as hard as you think!
Most experiments will work for kids of all ages, and actually make minimal mess. (Though, sometimes a mess can be a part of the fun.)
But most importantly, science experiments encourage our kids to be curious while discovering the world around them. And who doesn’t want that?
We’ve rounded up a list of 20 Kitchen Experiments your kids will love. Have Fun!
1. Make Elephant Toothpaste: Mix dry active yeast with water and hydrogen peroxide to produce elephant sized foam.
2. Make Rain from Clouds: Make a shaving cream cloud rain by mixing food coloring with water.
3. Make Invisible Ink: Write a special secret note using this mixture made with lemon juice.
4. Make a Tornado in a Bottle: Make your own swirling tornado using water and dish soap.
5. Make Spaghetti Slime: Make a colorful stringy slime.
6. Make a Rainbow Jar: Make your very own rainbow while learning about density.
7. Make a Sparkle Explosion: Create a sparkling explosion using baking soda, vinegar, and glitter.
8. Make Milk Paint: Make colorful artwork on milk with food coloring and dish liquid.
9. Make Rock Candy: Make this scientific recipe using just sugar and water.
10. Make a Wave Bottle: Using an empty plastic bottle, recreate waves that mimic the ocean.
11. Make an Earth Cake: Learn about the structure of the Earth with a special cake.
12. Make an Egg Walk: Find out if you can walk on eggshells.
13. Make Dancing Worms: Watch jelly worms dance in a mixture of baking soda and vinegar.
14. Make Soda Balloons: Blow up balloons using only a soda bottle.
15. Make a Lemon Battery: Make a battery using a lemon from your fridge.
16. Make Name Crystals: Watch your name come to life with mineral crystals.
17. Make Edible Flubber: Make a gooey green slime that your kids are sure to love.
18. Make a Sandwich Bag Compost: Learn the science behind composting in this compact experiment.
19. Make an Egg Bounce: Make a raw egg bounce with white vinegar.
20. Growing a Garden from Food Scraps: Find out if you can regrow vegetables in a jar.
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