Valentine’s Day, celebrated every year on the 14th of February, is a day that celebrates love, and it is one of the holidays and traditions you must introduce your little one to.
This Valentine’s Day experiment helps you do just that! It’s fun, interesting, and a super cool way to get your little one psyched about science.
Ready to give it a shot? Scroll down and keep reading to discover what you’ll need, and how you can replicate this at home.
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Supplies For This Kids Stem Project
- ½ cup of vinegar in a small bowl
- 1 cup baking soda
- Red food coloring
- Large heart cookie cutter
- Paper towel for spills
Directions for the Valentine’s Day Experiment:
Set cookie cutter onto a wide plate.
Pour baking soda into cookie cutter.
Carefully use the spoon to even out the baking soda.
Add 10 drops of red food coloring to the vinegar. Stir.
Fill dropper with colored vinegar.
Get your little one to drop the vinegar on different sections in the heart.
Squirt liquid onto baking soda. Repeat this step desired amount of times.
Watch the baking soda fizz when the vinegar makes contact with it!
Use small drops to cover the entire heart.
Remove cookie cutter to see what the heart looks like!
Why Do STEM Activities With Kids?
Introducing your growing child to science experiments at a tender age can not just help improve his knowledge, but also fuel his curiosity. This experiment in particular, makes use of simple ingredients which you already have in your kitchen.
Find more such experiments and try them with your little one. You could also grab a few good books about science and science themed activities to draw inspiration from.
And if you don’t want to go hunting elsewhere, here’s a quick list of some of my best science and science themed activities for toddlers right here.
- Mad Scientist Line Study
- Best Preschool Books About Body Parts
- Ways to Make Science Fun for Kids
- DIY Dinosaur Soap
- Brilliant Toys for Science Week
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.