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Snow Volcano – Fun Winter Science Experiment for Kids

We waited all winter for some snow and February brought it to us – In abundance! So, not only did we make snowmen and tried our hand at an igloo, but we took it a few steps further to make this Snow Volcano. It had been a while since we had done any Winter STEM activities or winter science experiments, so I combined the two. We took our love for snow and our love for STEM and put them together. We created a Snow Volcano Experiment. It was so ‘cool’. Pun intended. This is a fun winter activity for preschool, toddler, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too.

Winter STEM activities or winter science experiments, so I combined the two. We took our love for snow and our love for STEM and put them together. We created a Snow Volcano Experiment. It was so ‘cool’. Pun intended. This is a fun winter activity for preschool, toddler, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too.

Snow Volcano

This snow volcano is much like other baking soda and vinegar volcanoes that you have probably made before, but so much more exciting! So when it snows, even a little bit, grab the supplies and get erupting! My favorite part is that you don’t need to really clean-up from thiw winter science project! So try this winter activities for kids from toddlers and preschoolers to elementary age students in grade 1 and grade 2. 

snow activities for preschoolers

Winter science experiments

What You’ll Need: 

  • Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Food Coloring
  • Squirt Bottles
  • Snow

Start by creating a ‘mountain’ with the snow. Then put a little divot at the top. This is where you will put the baking soda, so make it maybe 1 cup or larger. Now fill the divot with baking soda.

We mixed vinegar and food coloring in squeeze bottles. We filled the bottles up with vinegar, added the gel food coloring and shook them until the food coloring was mixed in. 

Winter science experiments

Snow activities for preschoolers

When you’re ready for the eruption, squirt the vinegar onto the baking soda. You’ll instantly see the fizz. It is so interesting to see it on the snow instead of other surfaces that we have used before. 

Winter Activity for Kids

Winter Activity for Kids

It’s fun to see it bubble and ooze all down the side of the snow mountain. While this is an experiment that we have done many times, in other ways, doing this on the snow was super exciting and fun. 

Winter Activity for Preschool

Winter Activity for Preschool

If it is too cold to do this STEM Snow Activity outside, you can easily bring the snow inside on a cookie sheet and do the experiment inside. You could also take a bucket full of snow into the bathtub and do it there. 

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Looking for more fun winter science projects for kids? We’ve got lots of fun ideas for you to try!

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Snowman Activity for Preschool

Snowman Printables

Looking for snowman worksheets and educational snowman activity ideas? You will love these resources!

Snowman Math Activity for Preschool Beginning sounds worksheets can be so dull for our preschool kiddos, but they don't have to be. Engage your preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age child in a fun winter printables that is an abc game where they unknowingly practice early literacy skills. Your child will love "racing" you to the end as you try to get your polar bear back to his den in this alphabet games. This is a great game to add to your list of winter activities for preschoolers. Simply download pdf file with alphabet games for kids and you are ready to practice letter recognition and phonemic awareness with young kids. FREE Winter Worksheets for preschoolers - kids will have fun practicing counting, tracing letters, matching uppercase and lower case letters, and more with these super cute snowman, snowflake, snowball, igloo themed toddler, perschool and kindergarten age worksheets to make learning fun.

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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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