The boys have these great dinosaur placemats from Target and at lunch the other day we were playing i-spy with them: how many eyes can you find, can you find something green, etc.
We ended up talking about volcanos: how they erupt, the hot lava exploding out. I mentioned we could make our own volcanos at home and they boys were hooked!
During their quiet time / nap time I got the supplies ready: I added some vinegar and water to a plastic water bottle (yes, you can use watered down vinegar!) and some food coloring (not necessary but its more fun). Then I had baking soda and one of the kids teaspoons ready. So simple and all things I already had at home.
Once Hamilton and Joshua were up, I used an old flower pot and had the boys make a hole in the dirt to hold up the water bottle.
Then we grabbed some of our rocks and make a nice little mountain so you could only see the top of the water bottle.
The boys then took turns adding baking soda and watching to see what would happen. I love how serious Hamilton is while pouring the baking soda.
And Joshua’s anticipation is palpable in the this picture.
Watching closely to see what will happen
And, it ERUPTS!
They had so much fun! And repeated the experiment over and over until we ran out of vinegar. And they were just as excited the last time as the first.
We left our volcano set up so we can make it erupt again soon.