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Thursday, July 21, 2011

V is for Volcano

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  • Classic Erupting Volcano!
    1. In a clean cup or jar, add a spoonful of red sprinkle sugar (for the red lava!)
    2. Measure and add 1/4 cup baking soda.
    3. Shake the sugar + baking soda together to mix well. Or just add a few drops of red food coloring.
    4. Add about 1/4 cup vinegar and watch your volcano ERUPT!

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  • Eyedropper Volcanoes … great idea from Preschool Playhouse
    1. On a tray, place a pile of baking soda.
    2. Mix vinegar + a few drops of food coloring in a cup.
    3. Give the kids an eyedropper. Have them fill it with vinegar, squeeze onto the baking soda and watch mini volcanoes erupt!

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  • Erupting Milk Volcanoes … another fun idea from Preschool Playhouse! 
    1. Fill a glass 1/2 full of milk.
    2. Add a few drops of red food coloring (or use strawberry milk)
    3. Give your kids a straw and ask them to BLOW to make their volcano erupt! TIP: Put a tray underneath to avoid a big mess Smile

12 comments:

  1. I've pinned this and am sharing it on my facebook page. Love the ideas and photos. Thanks so much for sharing. :) Kristi

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  2. I'm doing this with my first grader on this rainy day!!

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  3. I found this post on Pinterest.com, and I did it with my kids today! What a fun and beautiful project! I wrote about it in my blog www.playmakelearn.blogspot.com and linked back to you.

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  4. My son constantly requests to do this now - thank you. He loves it.

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  5. Thanks for the fun idea! We did the eyedropper volcanoes today, so cool! I posted a link to you one my blog today. Thanks!
    http://lifeofamodernmom.blogspot.com/2012/04/baking-soda-and-vinegar-fun.html

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  6. Thank you! This was so much fun. We blogged about it here: http://creatingcuriosity.blogspot.com/

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    1. Isn't it fun?! I even had fun making the little fizzy volcanoes :)

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  7. We have been doing dinosaurs all week and I thought it would be great to end the week with a volcano day. I did all three of your ideas and the kids LOVED them thank you so much for all the great ideas!

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  8. My son LOVES volcanoes and "hot lama," so we will definitely have to do the milk and eye dropper options (we've done the first). Thanks for the afternoon fun!

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  9. We are doing letter v this week I thought what fun to do a lesson on volcanoes

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I love your comments! Feel free to leave a link if you've done any of these activities with your kids. I'd love to visit your blog!

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