4th of July Science

Magic Milk 4th of July Science Experiments

Celebrate the 4th of July for kids with really fun and simple 4th of July science experiments. This fourth of July activity is a fun twist on the classic magic milk experiments to make it feel like your toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders are creating fireworks. In this red white and blue science project kids will learn some basic chemistry for kids with an independence day activity.

Celebrate the 4th of July for kids with really fun and simple 4th of July science experiments. This fourth of July activity is a fun twist on the classic magic milk experiments to make it feel like your toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders are creating fireworks. In this red white and blue science project kids will learn some basic chemistry for kids with an independence day activity.

4th of July Science Experiments

Looking for a quick, easy, but WOW activity to celebrate the 4th of July? This fourth of july science experiments allows kids to have with a magic milk experiment that makes fireworks out of red, white and blue as kids explore a simple chemical reaction. This 4th of July Science Experiment is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students. Whether you add it to your 4th of July theme, as an Independence Day activity for kids.

easy preschool science experiment

Magic Milk experiment

All you need to try this Fourth of July activity are a few simple materials you probably already have in your kitchen:

  • baking dish or pie pan
  • star cookie cutters (optional)
  • food coloring – red and blue
  • liquid dish soap
  • full fat milk

4th of july activities for kids

4th of july activities for kids

The set-up for this 4th of July science experiment is super simple. Pour milk to form a thin layer in your dish – just enough to cover the bottom. Now place a couple star cookie cutters in the milk.

red white and blue experiment

Independence Day activities for kids

Drip 2 drops of red and 2 blue food coloring inside the stars.

independence day activities for preschoolers

4th of July Activities for Preschoolers

Now drop of liquid dish soap right in the center of the star and colors scatter, just like Fourth of July fireworks!

Magic Milk experiment

Fourth of July Activities

Repeat with the other stars to make your own patriotic science experiment recreating fireworks in the colors of our American flag – red, white, and blue.

4th of July Activities for Preschoolers

Fourth of July Activities for Preschoolers

I love that this activity takes less than 5 minutes, but is super engaging with a great WOW effect that will keep kids curious and excited to explore and learn! The goal of early science is to keep kids inquisitive, wondering, and exploring! Learning is FUN!

Independence Day activities for kids

You can always do the project without the cookie cutters – it will make a lovely pattern that is as fun to experiment with as it is mesmorizing to watch.

Celebrate the 4th of July for kids with really fun and simple 4th of July science experiments. This fourth of July activity is a fun twist on the classic magic milk experiments to make it feel like your toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders are creating fireworks. In this red white and blue science project kids will learn some basic chemistry for kids with an independence day activity.

Independence Day Activities for Preschoolers

So let’s get to the educational part of this fun preschool science experiment.

This kitchen science experient uses milk. Milk is made up of minerals, proteins, and fats – which is why we used whole fat milk. When we add dish soap to the milk, the dish soap molecules move around to try and attach to the fat molecules in the milk. The food coloring allows us to see this in a way that we couldn’t in the white milk.  The food coloring gets shoved out of the way and makes it look like fireworks! When all the dish soap that you introduce has attached itself to the fat, the show is over. Try adding some more and see what happens!

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4th of July Activities

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4th of July Printables

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Preschool Play and Learn. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 123Homeschool4Me.com and kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares more than 100,000 pages of FREE worksheets,& educational ideas for PreK-8th grade.

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