Every year, once the colorful paper and ribbons are all picked up, we start to think of the New Year ahead. Your child may not be ready for a big countdown at midnight, but that doesn’t mean they can’t participate in a few kid-friendly New Year’s activities, like this New Year’s Fizzy Science.
Setting up your New Years fizzy science activity is super easy!
First, put a generous amount of glitter in the bottom of a wine glass or champagne flute.
Cover the glitter with plenty of baking soda. (Don’t let the kids see the glitter!)
Fill a small, empty bottle with vinegar and a bit of food coloring. You could also put the vinegar in a cup, but the bottle makes it a bit more festive.
Place the glass on a tray or cookie sheet with sides.
Once the children are ready, slowly pour the vinegar into the glass and watch the magic happen.
As the glitter bubbles to the surface, you are sure to hear a few ooh’s and ahh’s. We have done vinegar and baking soda many times in the past, and it is always a hit. The glitter makes this one perfect for a kids New Years celebration.
If your kids are anything like mine, you’ll be repeating this New Years fizzy science activity a few times.
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