Wow preschool and elementary aged children with a fun and colorful Easter science experiment! Kids love watching the fizzy baking soda eruptions. Give this classic science activity a creative twist by placing the baking soda inside Easter cookie cutters.
Supplies Needed for Easter Science Experiment
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- Baking soda
- Food Coloring
- Easter Shaped Cookie Cutters
- Liquid Droppers or a Squeeze Bottle (optional)
- Tray or Shallow Dish
Creating Colorful Baking Soda and Vinegar Eruptions
First, you will need to spoon baking soda into each cookie cutter.
*Tip: Hold the cookie cutter down so it doesn’t move while completing this step. Try to spread baking soda out evenly.
Next, add drops of food coloring onto the baking soda one drop at a time – about 8-12 small drops in each cookie cutter.
You can use all one color or different colors.
Once you have finished with the drops of food coloring, grab the vinegar (placed either in a bottle or the droppers) and squirt a little vinegar onto the baking soda in a few places.
Watch the reaction that takes place. So fun!
Continue with the remaining cookie cutters.
This Easter science experiment can be changed up for any holiday or theme by using different cookie cutter shapes. You could even use specific holiday colors such as red and green food coloring for Christmas.
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