Sneak in some winter fun with this fun, educational melting snowballs this December or January. This winter science experiment helps toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten and first grade students learn and explore snow with a baking soda and vinegar experiment that is sure to leave a lasting impression. THis winter activities for preschoolers is sure to be a huge hit with your children!
Winter science activities for preschoolers
Do you get snow where you live? We do sometimes, but not like other parts of the country. That means when it comes, it’s extra special. When we don’t get it, though, my kids are sad! So I find ways to help with the snow magic even when it’s above 35 degrees outside! Enter Magic Melting Snowballs. These Winter science experiments are So. Much. Fun. I enjoyed it way too much. And all you need are a few simple materials you probably already have on hand to try this fun winter activity for kids.
This snowball play recipe is such a great sensory and winter STEM activity; plus they don’t take much to make. All you will need to make this easy science experiment for winter are a few simple materials you probably already hae on hand:
- 2 cups of baking soda
- About ¼ cup of dish soap (start slow and add slow)
- Spoon or Fork
- Tray or Bowl
Winter science experiment
Okay, to start your winter science activities for preschoolers, pour 2 cups of baking soda in a bowl. This will make about 6 decent sized snowballs. Not the size of real snowballs, but for this experiment they are perfect.
Add in dish soap. We started with about 2 TBS, stirred, added more, stirred, etc. You want it to be able to mold but not so thick that it will crumble.
If needed add a few tsp of water also.
Once the consistency is right, split the ‘snow’ into equal parts. Flatten each piece like a pancake. Create a little well in the center and add sequins and glitter. Roll it up in a ball. Do this for all of them.
Place these snowballs in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
Snow activities for preschoolers
After the 15 minutes, place them on a baking dish, tray or bowl.
Squeeze on vinegar and watch the magic happen. After a while the snowballs will start melting. It will really look like it melting or oozing because of the dish soap. My daughter LOVED it. She squealed and giggled the whole time. The glitter and sequins that were once inside the snowball start drizzling down just like snow falling in the sky!
Winter activities for preschoolers
What is really neat is that the baking soda, dish soap and vinegar mixture turns into a slimy goop too. So it’s almost like two projects in one.
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