Snow Storm in a Jar

FUN SCIENCE: Make a snow storm in a jar.  How cool!  (Winter science for kids) #winter #scienceforkids #kidexperiment
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?
FUN SCIENCE: Make a snow storm in a jar.  How cool!  (Winter science for kids) #winter #scienceforkids #kidexperiment
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Materials
Method
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.....
FUN SCIENCE: Make a snow storm in a jar.  How cool!  (Winter science for kids) #winter #scienceforkids #kidexperiment

WOW! A snow storm!

FUN SCIENCE: Make a snow storm in a jar.  How cool!  (Winter science for kids) #winter #scienceforkids #kidexperiment
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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.....

FUN SCIENCE: Make a snow storm in a jar.  How cool!  (Winter science for kids) #winter #scienceforkids #kidexperiment

and again and again.....

FUN SCIENCE: Make a snow storm in a jar.  How cool!  (Winter science for kids) #winter #scienceforkids #kidexperiment
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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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