Ice Volcano {Activity for Kids}

Do you need a quick and easy to put together activity for the kids that will keep them busy for a long time?  That was exactly what I needed when Rosie and Jewel were sick the other day, and this ice volcano did the trick just right!

Ice Volcano
How to Make an Ice VOLCANO- fun Science kids love!
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This activity took me a minute to put together and kept Rosie and Jewel happy and playing for a very long time.

Ice Volcano Materials (affiliate links provided)
Method
Add 1-2 cups of baking soda to your pie pan and then fill it with very warm water.  Stir the mixture until the baking soda dissolves.  Then place the pie pan in the fridge for 6-8 hours.  The only other thing you need to do is fill containers (or squirt bottles) with vinegar and add a few drops of food coloring.  Pop the ice volcano from the pie pan just before play and kids will have a BLAST!

How to Make an Ice VOLCANO- fun Science kids love!

We used droppers, but you could also use squirt bottles.  Using the droppers made the vinegar last a lot longer and also added a bit of fine motor practice.  Rosie and Jewel had tons of fun dropping the colorful vinegar onto the ice volcano to make it ERUPT!

How to Make an Ice VOLCANO- fun Science kids love!

Changing the temperature of this loved experiment changed the reaction.  The eruptions started out slow but lasted longer.  The volcano also smoked during play when lots of vinegar was added, which was really cool! 

How to Make an Ice VOLCANO- fun Science kids love!

 The more vinegar Rosie & Jewel added the more the volcano bubbled and FIZZED

How to Make an Ice VOLCANO- fun Science kids love!
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How to Make an Ice VOLCANO- fun Science kids love!

So colorful & FUN!

Touching the icy volcano and fizzing eruptions was also lots of fun; Rosie even drew a few pictures in the ice.

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You can also make treasure ice in a similar way by using an ice cube tray and treasures.

More FUN kids activities
 Make a lava lamp & WOW the kids- super simple FUN! How to make a snow volcano- what a FUN way to play in the snow!
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