My nearest and dearest friend's daughter had a science themed birthday party on Monday and we weren't able to go. We did however stop by in the evening so my boys could have some fun with science experimenting. This set the tone for our snow day yesterday. My boys insisted on doing experiments, so I called my friend asking what type of experiments we could do with household items (since she had just done all the research for the party).
Our first experiment: Putting M&M's in water. That's EASY!! I was going to include a picture of what happened, but I'll let you go find out yourself. I would suggest putting a yellow and red next to each other (or any of the primary colors). Of course, this resulted in digging into our candy stash and seeing what happens to other types of candy.
Our second experiment: Take a baking sheet or a big tubberware bowl and add epson salts and baking soda. Then take vinegar and water and add food coloring to those (I let the boys each do one color). My friend had given us little squirters to squirt the vinegar into the baking soda/salt mixture. This got a little messy as they dumped and stirred and watched the mixtures fizz and bubble, but they loved it!
So on your next snow day when the kids are driving you bonkers or won't stop fighting, bring out some science experiments. It's fun to see what they want to try and what the experiments turn in to :)
Melissa Ash - mom of 2 energetic boys, wife, and business woman. Just trying to "do it all".