One of the first “planned learning activities” I did with Remington last year was this Hidden Colors from Busy Toddler (one of our favs!!) I was looking for something “fun” to do with two year old Remi, with a brand new baby attached to me. I had seriously never seen him so excited, and it was something he asked to do for days after, even to this day.
So I was thrilled to come across this fun adaption St.Patrick’s Day Fizzing Pots. I knew this would be a home run for Remington, and no better way to start our March St. Patty’s Day celebration!
This can be done many ways, but I followed Little Bins for Little Hands process from above and loved it! All you need is
- Baking Soda
- Mini Cauldrons (or you could use any small container or even a muffin tin works great!)
- Food Coloring (you can use all green or make a Rainbow for more fun!)
- A squeeze bottle or baster
- If you are feeling over the top, add some plastic coins and glitter!
To set this activity up, all you need to do is set your cauldrons in a baking dish or cookie sheet (you’ll want to do this because the mixture will bubble up and can be messy!)
In each cauldron, add a spoonful of baking soda, as well as food coloring and any glitter or coins. (This part can be done the night before)
To make the magic happen, have your little add vinegar (in the squeeze bottle) to each pot. The more vinegar, the more bubbly magic!! When this happens, the color and surprises will be exposed and your kiddos will love it!! Each time you add more vinegar, the mixture will bubble. This was especially helpful for me to make the fun last longer!!
When the pots were all full and bubbled over, Remi was so excited to pour the mixtures out and see what colors were mixing. It was perfect to have everything in one container and made for super fast and easy clean up!
I would love to hear below how your littles enjoyed the fizzing pots, or any changes you made to the activity!
Enjoy! XO Amanda, The Celebrating Mama