I really enjoy repeating activities that have already gotten a stamp of approval from my three year old. This magic potion activity is a twist on a previous activity that we tried with vinegar and baking soda.
My little guy has been feeling under the weather, but this week the weather has been unseasonably gorgeous for March in New England. So I decided to set this up on our new deck and brought him out to enjoy some of the sunshine. I spread baking soda along the bottom of the pan and he was able to pick from four different colors of vinegar. He started out with a tiny medicine dropper.
It was love at first sight for him. He played with the little dropper for quite a while, layering colors on top of each other.
But soon, he requested the turkey baster we had recently purchased for activities like this. He spent quite a while squirting vinegar into the baking soda tray.....
and the other part of the time mixing the colors to see what he could create.
Once he had poured all of the bowls of vinegar into the baking soda, he spent a great deal of time running his hands through the mixture and letting the baking soda drip from his hands.
Logan took this activity in a whole new direction, and I love how inexpensive and easy it was to pull this activity together!