Jenae over at I Can Teach My Child shared this activity during the Summer Olympics and I knew Rea would love it as soon as I saw it.
This is a spin on the classic baking soda and vinegar volcano activity. It is a great way to explore science, sensory skills, and colors!
Plus it is ridiculously fun!

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Science

  • Pose “what” and “why” questions about their surroundings
  • Make predictions and perform experiments
  • Understand 3 of the 5 senses to make observations

Visual Arts

  • Identify basic colors

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Science

  • Pose “what,” “why” and “how” questions about their surroundings
  • Make predictions, perform experiments, and discuss results
  • Use 5-senses to make observations

Visual Arts

  • Identify basic colors and understand that you can combine colors to make new colors

Fine Motor

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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*Baking Soda

Water

*Tray

*Food Coloring

*Vinegar

*Turkey Baster

Step #1
Combine 1 cup baking soda and 1/4 cup water into a crumbly paste.
Step #2
Use the baking soda mixture to form the olympic rings.
Step #3

Use food coloring to color vinegar. (Optional)

Step #4
Use a spray bottle, medicine dropper, or turkey baster to spray vinegar on the rings.

Teacher Tip

If you used multiple colors of vinegar, talk with your Lil’ about the colors they see and talk about whether or not new colors form.

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