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Baking Soda Volcano Prints

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Baking Soda Volcano Prints

Turn mini baking soda volcanoes into works of art.

Materials Needed:

  • Watercolour paper (essential)
  • Food colouring
  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Eyedropper

What to do:

  • Encourage the child to sprinkle the baking soda onto the watercolour paper. 
  • In a cup, mix a few drops of food colouring with a tablespoon of vinegar.
  • Use the eyedroppers to drop the food coloured vinegar onto the baking soda (that was sprinkled on the watercolour paper) and watch it erupt where the coloured vinegar lands.
  • Let it dry.
  • Brush off the dried baking soda once the paper has absorbed all of the coloured vinegar.

Hints and Tips:

  • Add baking soda into shakers
  • Add more or less baking soda and vinegar to experiment with chemical reactions and food colouring.
  • Loosen the dried baking soda with your fingers and then encourage children to brush off remaining with a paintbrush.

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Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    Fine Motor Development Preschoolers 
    established hand preference
    manipulates small objects
    holds object between thumb and first two fingers

    Cognitive Development Preschoolers
    describes pictures in detail
    able to identify and name primary colours
    increased concentration
    understands positional words (middle, end)
    answers simple questions
    follows simple instructions
    identify and name secondary colours
    learns through observations and social interactions
    understands order and process

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play, Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating.

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.

Created On April 19, 2023 Last modified on Tuesday, April 18, 2023
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