You guys this activity is so fun and packed with learning opportunities…
- Cause and Effect
- Fine Motor Skills
- Problem and Solution
- and more!!
Here is what I do!
First, I read the book, “Sneezy the Snowman.” This book is adorable! Sneezy keeps trying to warm up but melts every time. The children keep rebuilding but he keeps melting.
1: We first discuss what we think will happen when we combine vinegar and baking soda.
2. We decide all we need for our snowman. For example make a hat out of felt, use popsicle sticks for arms, add buttons, etc).
3. In a bowl combine 2 cups of baking soda and 2 tbsp. of salt. Add 1 tsp. of dish soap and mix it very well. Last, add 8 tbsp. of water and form the dough into balls.
4. Make a snowman and add the details, i.e. nose, arms, etc.
5. Now, spray your snowman with the vinegar and watch your snowman disappear! Or just dump it on!
Sneezy made it back to being a snowman but our snowmen were not that lucky!
This and more is included in my Snowman Unit!