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.

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Snow science experiments

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 

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Fun Winter 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. 

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Winter science activities for preschoolers

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 

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Winter Science

Looking for more fun winter science projects for kids? We’ve got lots of fun ideas for you to try!

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Winter Crafts

Looking for more fun winter crafts and winter activities for kids of all ages? Don’t miss these winter activity ideas!

Looking for cute and fun-to-make Christmas or winter craft ideas? You will love this colorful snowflake craft for kids that uses chromatography to create stunning diy snowflake decorations for December and January! These arts and crafts snowflakes are perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and up to make. You’ve got to try these winter craft ideas! Whether it's cold and snow outside or not, this snow slime is the perfect winter activity for kids! The fun textures, shimmer, and beauty make this one of our favorite January activities for preschoolers. Use this snow activities in your winter theme with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders.  This outrageously FUN snowman activity is a combination craft, activity, and winter stem activities too! This snowman launcher is simple to make and loads of fun as a snowman activity for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade and up! Follow our step-by-step how to make a snowball launcher for an adorable snowman craft and winter activities for preschoolers in January! suncatcher snowman craft for kids

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Snowamn Printables

Looking for snowman worksheets and educational snowman activity ideas? You will love these alphabet and literacy resources!

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Winter Printables

free-snowman-counting-book-emergent-reader  free-snowman-teling-time-activity-kindergarten kindergarten-math-craft  These super cute place value worksheets have a fun snowman theme to keep kids engaaged with snowman math this winter. These Tens and Ones Worksheets are such a fun winter math activity for pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students. While learning about place value for kids can be tricky, this simple introduction to place value is perfect for a kindergarten math worksheets. Simply print the place value worksheets pdf file and you are ready to play and learn this January for yoru next snowman theme. 

Winter Math

If you are looking for a fun, simple way for kids to learn to skip count, you will love these super cute Skip Counting Worksheets. These free skip counting worksheets have a fun polar animals theme to engage students from pre-k, kindergarten, to elementary age students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade.  Using these no-prep skip counting printables children will be able to learn, practice and review skip counting by 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 7s, 8s, 9s, and 10s while having fun!  Our FREE printable snowman count and cover mats help students practice counting and number recognition. Easy prep and hands on learning at it’s best. Perfect for your Kindergarten winter theme math centers. Click through to snag your copy today. free-penguin-shape-sorting-activity Winter Bingo Marker Printables for learning color words

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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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