Science Activities Winter

Erupting Snow Winter Science Experiment

If your kids love the traditional baking soda and vinegar eruptions, they are going to love this snowy version! This Erupting Melted Snow is just a few more ingredients but the results are foamy, sparkly and fun! Toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students will love this winter science experiment. Use this as a winter activity for kids or a way to sneak in some learning with winter science. 

If your kids love the traditional baking soda and vinegar eruptions, they are going to love this snowy version! This Erupting Melted Snow is just a few more ingredients but the results are foamy, sparkly and fun! Toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students will love this winter science experiment. Use this as a winter activity for kids or a way to sneak in some learning with winter science. 

Winter science experiment

The traditional eruption of baking soda and vinegar is fun, but we thought it would be fun to take it up a notch. One thing to keep in mind is that while the traditional eruption is quick, this takes a few seconds longer to erupt which helps build up the excitement. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will want to try this winter science experiment with your toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students. All you need are a few simple materials to try this snow science experiments 

Don’s miss this EASY and FUN winter activities for kids.

baking soda and vinegar reaction Winter science activities for preschoolers

Winter science activities for preschoolers

All you need are a few simple supplies to try this winter eruptions science project. 

  • Vase or Jar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 6 oz baby oil
  • 1 tbs white paint
  • Alka Seltzer tablets (we started with 2 but ended up using 8)
  • Glitter & Sequins 

easy Snow science experiments

Snow science experiments

To try this winter science activities simple start by pouring water into the jar. Next add the white paint and stir.

Add in the baby oil and stir again. Add the glitter or sequins (or both) and give it one last stir.

Next break up the Alka Seltzer tabs. Start with 2. Toss them in and wait. It only takes 5 or so seconds, but then it starts moving all on it’s own. It’s like a snowy, glittery dance in a jar. 

simple Winter activities for kids toddler preschool kindergarten and first grade

Winter activities for kids

When the dancing slows down, add more tablets. The foam will rise and the dancing will continue. Continue this process until your snow starts erupting over the side of the jar. The time and number of tablets it will take depends on the size of your jar or vase.

Once it starts pouring over the side, be ready for the squeals. It is incredible. It’s so pretty, so magical and natural. We loved it!! 

Ironically, this is not the experiment we set out to do, but it turned out so amazing. This is the perfect example of why when something doesn’t work exactly right, it is okay. Something else great 

 

Aren’t you always curious how much snow you actually get? My kids are too. This fun winter stem activity is a great way for children to learn how to measure snowfall with a fun winter science experiment. Start out measuring marshmallows, cotton, or water and then use with winter science to top  relying on the weather reporter, but I figured it was time that we measured it on our own. So we made a Snowman Measuring Jar. It’s not only cute but it is functional! THis is a fun winter activity for kids from preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students.  Snow-Volcano-Science-Experiment exploding snowman winter science experiment

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Deanna

Deanna Hershberger is a work at home mom, coffee obsessed, a diy addict and a Netflix binger. She spends her days playing and making with her daughter and enjoys quiet nights at home with her husband. She shares all of this on her blog Play Dough & Popsicles.

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