Unusual noises are definitely a kid attention getter (and many adults too). There is just something about out of the ordinary sounds and sights that make us take notice and really pay attention to what is going on around us. With that in mind, here are 12 Cheap Fizzing, Popping, and Erupting kids’ science experiments that are so fun that the kiddos may not even realize they are learning in the process.
*All science experiments should be carefully supervised by adults.
Erupting Ice Chalk-Even us big people can get into a little icy, chalky, fizzy erupting fun. Allison from Learn Play Imagine shows how to create this chilly mesmerizing ice chalk.
Exploding Baggy Science-Learn at Coffee Cups and Crayons, how a cool, colorful mixture can cause a plastic Ziploc bag to pop.
Film Canister Rocket-Who doesn’t love a film canister being launched into the air like a rocket. Thanks so much Science Bob.
Fizzy Cloud Dough-Imagine a floury, colorful pan of powder transforming into a growing, foaming mass of fun. Your kids will be enamored by Nicolette’s fizzy cloud dough experiment.
Glowing Rainbow Eruptions–Erupting volcanos that glow in the dark sound like a kids’ dream activity. Crystal from Growing a Jeweled Rose shows you how to make that possible.
Hopping Corn Science-At One Time Through, Sue shows how easy it to entertain and educate the kids with corn kernels that just keep on hopping.
Pop Rock Expander-Besides making your mouth feel funny, find out from Steve Spangler Science what other awesome things can be done with pop rocks.
Rainbow Bubble Snake-Tammy shows how to use some upcycling and ingenuity to provide the kiddos a way to have foaming and colorful snake-like fun.
Snap Crackle Jump-Check out what static electricity can do to that innocent bowl of rice crispies in this electrify experiment from MadSci Network.
Three Simple Balloon Science Experiments-DaveHax shows how to conduct 3 easy experiments that add drama and fun to playing with balloons. All of these experiments should be very carefully supervised by adults.
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Lisa @ Fun Money Mom says
How fun! My 7 year old daughter would love these!!!
Indeed. Kids are so drawn to science that has action and noise to it.
Aliza B says
I am always looking for great new science experiments for my kiddos to do. We will definitely try to Pop Rocks one!
I remember when I was growing up neighbors and I having pop rock eating contests. we were fidgeting and hopping all over the place as they popped in our mouths.
What a fun list of experiments! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party. Hope to see you next week!
Thanks so much. Try not to miss a Merry Monday if I can help it.
Adding this to my “No more I’m bored” board. Fun projects.
I saw this on This is How We Roll.
Yes indeed. This is sure to cure the boredom blues.
Kim Hilbert says
These look like a lot of fun. Thanks for posting them!
That is a great list of things to excite and learn from. I am pinning this on my Pinterest Boards.
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Thank you so much.
Marina @ Parental Journey says
This is a great list! I wanted to tweet it, but for some reason your social buttons are not working for me 🙁
What fun ideas! My little guy isn’t quite two and is still a little skittish. But I can seem him loving some of these in a year or two!
Yes, about 3 years old is when my son got really curious about activities that made fun noises and sights.
Carrie Groneman says
Terrific post Sarah! I’m featuring you on my site for the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop (goes live Tues 5pm est). LOVE your creative ideas, thanks for sharing. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow
Thanks so much. That is wonderful news. I will see you on Tuesday.