100 Activity Days / Science & Math

Volcano Playdoh – Day 22 of 100 Activity Days

Been a while since our 100 days of activities… but yesterday was such a nice day that I had to come up with some nice activity so the kids could enjoy the outside for a bit longer!

I had some old play doh that was due to be thrown out but knew I could use it up for something! I remembered the fizzing, foaming that happens when you combine baking soda and vinegar. Why not make a play doh volcano!

I formed some of the play doh into something that looked like a volcano

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Then I filled the volcano’s with baking soda, let the kids pour the vinegar/water mixture into the center and let them see what happens.

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I think I loved this more than the kids and got a big kick out of it foaming and fizzing…the kids were not that impressed, they wanted to keep pouring the vinegar in …so I let them put in more. After they just ended up playing with and smashing the play doh around.

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They loved pouring more water in and making a complete mess of it, which at the end is how the kids have fun after all.
I may do this later in the future and try and focus on the science behind it – as this time they just wanted to play and enjoy the sun, who could blame them!



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