Mini Volcanoes

The following activity is ideal for preschoolers ages 3 to 4.   It teaches children to learn and understand that chemicals have basic reactions when combined.  You can share this fun and easy at-home science experiment with your child.  All you will need is:

  • small bowl
  • tray
  • one tablespoon baking soda
  • one tablespoon vinegar
  • food coloring

Set a small bowl on a tray. Place a tablespoon of baking soda into the bowl, add a tablespoon of white vinegar– for more drama- add a few drops of food coloring to the vinegar before adding. Be sure to take a minute and let your child smell the vinegar!

Once you add the vinegar you can sit back and observe the mixture bubble and fizz. And that’s science!