So after making these plans, I have to say, I was ready to burst. Not from any late night snacks- but from excitement to teach and to bring this online community together. (You will have to stay tuned for tomorrow's post) to know what I'm talking about.
But today was volcanoes and truly it was the only thing I could tell my child in order to get him to cooperate in the morning. I mean, what boy doesn't love volcanoes? And girl for that matter? Really this is just worth the prep because it equals cheap entertainment long after you expect it to be over.
Here are the materials and adaptations I made to making a volcano...
Baking soda, dish soap, vinegar, red and yellow food coloring, plastic egg carton, best homemade play doh, and a collecting pan. :)
And one goofy faced boy who thinks it's more fun to make silly faces now than just smiling. :)
|Cut apart the egg carton.|
|Make a base to set it in.|
Order of ingredients:
A tsp of baking soda
A few drops of dish washing liquid
A few drops of food coloring
Add vinegar till your heart's content
Repeat again to experience the joy continuously!
|And wha la! A shield volcanic explosion.|
|Gotta love an explosion right after nap!|
Ok onto to other goodies for the week...
And the best overall volcano video of the day...
Here are some discussion questions I made up to go along with it. If your kids are older you can have them just watch it and answer them on their own. Obviously re watching is necessary to answer them, but hey, it's short and super informative!