Halloween Pumpkin Science

Melting Pumpkins Science Experiment for October

Kids will have fun exploring scientific principals with this melting pumpkins project perfect for October. This simle pumpkin science experiment allows toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders to explore a chemical reaction and cause and effect. Not only will children learn about simple chemistry through this baking soda and vinegar experiment, but they will aslo have loads of fun with halloween activities.

Kids will have fun exploring scientific principals with this melting pumpkins project perfect for October. This simle pumpkin science experiment allows toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders to explore a chemical reaction and cause and effect. Not only will children learn about simple chemistry through this baking soda and vinegar experiment, but they will aslo have loads of fun with halloween activities.

Melting Pumpkins

Holidays are the perfect time for sneaking in some themed learning opportunities. In this halloween science experiment children will melt the pumpkin using science to make a puddle of bubbly, foamy, fun! All you need are a couple of common house hold items to make these melting pumpkins. This pumpkin activities for preschoolers, toddlers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students is sure to engage even the most reluctant learner. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler Рthis halloween activity is sure to delight your group.

1-2 boxes baking soda water 1+ cup vinegar orange food coloring 1-3 teaspoons clear dish soap squirt bottle (optional, but helpful) black beans, beads, craft sticks, craft foam, etc to make jack-o-lantern face plate with lip

Pumpkin Science Experimnet

All you need for this fun baking soda and vinegar reaction is a few simple materials including:

  • 1-2 boxes baking soda
  • water
  • 1+ cup vinegar
  • orange food coloring
  • 1-3 teaspoons clear dish soap
  • squirt bottle (optional, but helpful)
  • black beans, beads, craft sticks, craft foam, etc to make jack-o-lantern face
  • plate with lip
  • green pipe cleaners

Pumpkin Activities

Pumpkin Science

Mix baking soda, dish soap, food coloring, and enough water to make a mixture that will hold together when pressed, but not runny.

Pumpkin Activities for preschoolers

Pumpkin Activities

Form the orange dough into round pumpkins of different sizes. Use a green chenille stick to make a stem and vine. Use black beads or craft foam to add eyes, nose, and mouth to the pumpkins.

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Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment

Ask kids what they think will happen when we add vinegar to the pumpkins?¬† Once they’ve made their hypothesis it is time to explore while playing. Squirt the pumpkins with distilled white vinegar.

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Pumpkin Experiemnt

Children will notie right away the pumpkins seem to be melting. But ask them what else they notice.

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Pumpkin Activities Preschool

If they look closely, children will see the bubbles from the carbon dioxide created by the chemical reaction between the baking soda and vinegar. That gas, combined with the dish soap, creates bubbles and sometimes the apparent foam.

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Halloween Activities

Continue squirting the pumpkins to watch the FUN science at work! Keep going and the pumpkins will completely vanish into a puddle of orange liquid.

Kids will have fun exploring scientific principals with this melting pumpkins project perfect for October. This simle pumpkin science experiment allows toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders to explore a chemical reaction and cause and effect. Not only will children learn about simple chemistry through this baking soda and vinegar experiment, but they will aslo have loads of fun with halloween activities.

Halloween Activities for Preschoolers

This is such a fun, simple science project for yong children to learn about cause and effect while sneaking in an easy chemistry experiment at the same time!

 

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Pumpkin Crafts

This quick and easy pumpkin puffy paint recipes is great for making really pretty and fun-to-make fall pumpkins. we will show you how to make puffy paint to use in pumpkin crafts for kids. These fall crafts are great for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students. This open-ended autumn craft is sure to be a favorite at your house! This super cute a Jack-o-Lantern craft is quick and easy to make. This Halloween lantern DIY uses common supplies you already have at home to make the jack o lantern paper craft. Make one of the pumpkin lanterns craft or a whole punch to line your stairs or hang. Use these halloween craft ideas with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too. This super cute name craft is perfect for October! Simply print the spider printable pdf to make this name craft for preschoolers, toddlers, and kindergartners. Children will work on letter recogniton and learning their name as they make the spider craft and add in all the spider letters of their name. This is such a fun halloween activity! how-to-make-edible-slime

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Pumpkin Activities

Looking for more fun pumpkin activity and craft ideas to try this autumn? Check out these fun ideas:

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Halloween Science Experiments

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October Science Printables

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Pumpkin Math

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Pumpkin Printables

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Candy Corn Activities

Looking for more candy corn activities for kids? You will love all these creative ideas!

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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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