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Sand Volcano Experiment – Summer Science Activity for Preschoolers

Looking for really fun beach activity for preschooler? This sand volcano experiment is not only a really cool thing to do on your summer vacation, but a fun summer science experiment too. This sandcastle volcano experiment is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too.  Plus, this summer activities for kids is super quick and easy with NO clean-up.

Looking for really fun beach activity for preschooler? This sand volcano experiment is not only a really cool thing to do on your summer vacation, but a fun summer science experiment too. This sandcastle volcano experiment is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too.  Plus, this summer activities for kids is super quick and easy with NO clean-up.

Sand Volcano Experiment

This sand volcano is a MUST TRY when planning your summer bucket list ideas! Not only is this beach activity loads of fun for a lazy day at the beach, but this summer science requires virtually no prep and just a couple simple materials. Try this easy volcano experiments on your family vacation to Florida, as a beach theme activity for your classroom, or a way to sneak in some fun summer learning in the sandbox.  You will love that this sand activity for kids is quick and easy with virtually no clean-up! This is geared towards preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students.

All you need for this super simple summer science activity are a few simple materials: sand bucket or plastic container baking soda vinegar sand seashells (optional)

Summer Science

All you need for this super simple summer science activity are a few simple materials:

  • sand castle mold
  • baking soda
  • vinegar
  • sand
  • seashells (optional)

Summer Science

Beach Activities for Preschoolers

Start by making a sandcastle out of a mold. Dig out the center enough to put a plastic cup with baking soda. The exact measurements really don’t matter, just a cup give or take.

Making a Volcano

Next add some decorations if you like such as seashells you find on the beach, turn it into a sandcastle with some walls, add in some plast sea creatures, etc.

Summer Experiment

Summer Experiment

Now it’s time to play and learn! Let’s make your volcano ERUPT!  Pour in vinegar until you get the leave of fizz you like, 1 -2 cups little by little to keep making it errupt.

Volcano Experiments

Summer Science Experiments

Kids will giggle as they see their castle beign overtaken by foamy white bubbles as the chemical reaction occurs between the baking soda and vinegar.

beach theme

Volcano Experiments

We choose to leave the volcano white as it is more natural at the beach or sandbox with no clean-up, just pile sand on top. You can dye it, but again – the food coloring will tint your sand and is not great for the natural environment at the beach. Plus I think the white looks pretty striking.

Baking Soda and Vinegar Reaction

This is such a fun beach activity for families with kids of all ages. You will love how it is low prep with just 2 simple ingredients to bring with you to the beach.

summer activities for preschoolers

Summer Activities for Preschoolers

With this fun summer STEM project you will learn about

  • Engineering as you create a volcano – use container to create the best shape, what should the volcano hill look like
  • Learn about physics and how when you trap the carbon dioide gas from the chemical reaction it builds pressure that foces the erruption and can affect sea shells and errosion
  • Chemical reactions with our all time favorite reaction: baking soda (base) and vinegar (acid).
  • Design the sand volcano to add art makig it STREM plus art

Baking soda and Vinegar Reaction Explanation

How cool is that! You will love that there is virtually no clean-up. Once you are done, just rinse your bucket in the ocean and cover up your volcano with more sand. Easy, peasy! If you aren’t heading to the beach this summer you can try this in your sand box too!

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Kids Activities

Looking for more fun kids activities and other ideas to keep kids engaged, learning, and having fun? Check out these:

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Things to Do with Kids

Looking for a quick, easy, and fun watermelon activities for preschoolers? This watermelon squish bag is a fun watermelon activity for children to use as a summer activity or along with a watermelon theme. This NO MESS activity allows toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders to draw, write letters, or squish the watermelon looking sensory bag. So simple, but so fun! This simple blooking flowers preschool science experiment is so simple and COOL you will hardly relized kids are learning! In this flower experiment, children will learn about capillary action for kids! Simply download flower template and grab some water to watch this magical capillary action experiment perfect for toddler, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students. This clever twist on the awlking water experiment is sure to be a hit with your young learners.  Celebrate the arrival of summer with a cute sun craft for kids! This adorable and easy-to-make suncatcher craft for kids is such a cheerful decoration for your windows. This summer craft for preschoolers, toddlers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students is sure to be a great addition to your summer bucket list as a summer activity. Spring is here and that means that the butterflies have returned to delight both young and old with their graceful flight and beautiful wings. Celebrate these beautiful animlas with a fun butterfly craft for kids. This simple butterfly art project uses bowtie pasta to make the butterflies. This pasta craft for preschoolers, toddlers, and kindergartners is sure to be a hit! 

Summer Activities for Preschooler

 

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