Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mini Volcanos

 I have been wanting to try this activity for a long time, but I couldn't find small eye droppers. Our director found some at CVS this week so we were finally able to try it. 
To begin, I gave each child a small plate of baking soda, 
an eye dropper, 
and little bowls of vinegar with food coloring. 
We had never used eye droppers before, so it took a little practice for the children to get the hang of how they worked. Once they figured it out, they loved dropping the vinegar onto the plate of baking soda and watching it bubble. 
Because this activity requires children to squeeze with two fingers, it is a fun way for them to work on their small muscle skills. They also enjoyed feeling the difference in the baking soda before the vinegar was added and after it was added. 

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