Snow Storm in a Jar

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Are you looking for a fun and educational activity for the kids this winter?
Make a snow storm in a jar!  My kids had so much fun with this simple experiment, and it can easily be re-created at home.  Are you ready to make a snow storm?
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Materials
Method
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  • In a bowl combine one teaspoon of white paint with one cup of water.  Mix until the paint is dissolved.  This will essentially give you white water.
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  • Once mixed pour the "white water" into the jar leaving a little room at the top.  
  • Have kids sprinkle in glitter.  
  • Add blue food coloring if desired.
  • Then, wait for the glitter and water to settle at the bottom of the jar.
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Once the water is settled it is time to make the snow storm! This was my kids favorite part of course!
Making the Snow Storm
  • Take an alka seltzer tablet and break it into pieces.  
  • Then, have the kids drop the pieces into the jar and watch what happens.....
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WOW! A snow storm!

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Rosie and Jewel were in awe!  Each time the storm settled they added more Alka Seltzer so that they could watch it again.....

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and again and again.....

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The Science Behind the Fun
  • Talk about real snow storms.  
  • Why does it snow?  
  • What causes snow to form?  
  • Why does the alka-seltzer make the contents in the jar "fizz"?
After the girls were done making their snow storm I asked them these questions, and then we surfed the internet together to find the answers.

A tip: You can find baby oil, white glitter, and generic Alka Seltzer at the dollar store.  
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MORE FUN
for KIDS:
2-INGREDIENT SNOW PAINT THAT SMELLS AMAZING!  We can't wait for it to snow so that we can make this again!
SANTA SLIME: so fun for kids & smells just like Christmas!! ( My kids loved making Santa farts with the slime haha) #slime #kids #christmascrafts #santacrafts #Christmascraftsforkids #Christmasactivities
ALPHABET SLIME:  OoEy, GooEy, and oh-so-fun! (Fun & educational play recipe for kids) #alphabetactivities #playrecipes #slimerecipes #kidsactivities
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