{Messy Play in the Bath & Sink} Science Experiment

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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We are back again to share more messy play ideas for the sink and bath. This week we are both sharing messy science fun using some of the same ingredients, vinegar and baking soda.  See how Growing a Jeweled Rose created science magic with kitchen ingredients in the bath.


Since we needed to do messy play in the grandparent's sink, I had to carefully plan a messy activity that ended up clean.  All of our messy play ideas in the sink and bath are supposed to make clean up easier, but I didn't want to worry Grammy with one of our more wild and messy ideas.

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We used cleaning ingredients - vinegar and baking - for our messy play in the sink.  I froze food coloring dyed vinegar in small containers for vinegar ice cubes. You can use an ice cube tray, too.

Place the vinegar ice cubes in the sink, and allow your child to experiment with baking soda to see the reaction it has with vinegar.  I told Miss E that it was vinegar not frozen water.  Another idea would be to freeze different materials to see the different reactions, but we kept this experiment simple with one frozen material.

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She observed the baking soda erode the vinegar ice.  She manipulated the materials with her hands and enjoyed picking up and breaking apart the pieces with the tongs.

Miss E gave this science experiment in the sink her seal of approval by pronouncing that we were going to do this messy activity again soon because it was so much fun.

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In the end, we scrubbed the sink clean with the left over vinegar and baking soda.  You can't get much better than messy play that ends up with a sparkling sink.

Don't forget to head over to Growing a Jeweled Rose to read how her daughter learned about science in the bath.

This post is linked up to the Weekly Kids Co-OpLearning Laboratory, and Tuesday Tots.
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24 comments:

Lorie K said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Frozen vinegar! That is so awesome!

Terri Thompson said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Such a brilliant idea! I love it!! We will definitely be doing this soon!

Jaime JJ said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

looks like a lot of fun. Will have to add to our must rry list:-) FSPDT going to pin and fb it for you!

Growing a Jeweled Rose said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Another fabulous idea! I just love this series, and am so happy to be teamed up!

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

this is awesome! and that is exactly how I clean my sink! :)

Lacey_Renea said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I pinned this, it looks like fun!

Joyce said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is seriously fantastic! I can't wait to try this with R. Love the colors and the pictures!

Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love this - I did a volcano for the first time today and had to repeat it until we ran out of baking soda :) this looks great

RedTedArt said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ooh you are a genius!

thefairyandthefrog said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

messy play and a clean sink - wow I could become a fan of house work!

Isil said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

what a clever messy plat idea!my daughter would also love this.Thanks for sharing.

Debs- Learn with Play @ home said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

a clean messy play! brilliant! I just love the idea of freezing the vinegar and would never have thought of that. We'd love to do this too. Thanks for the idea! :) (ps- I bet having to photograph the sink and bath sure is keeping your bathroom clean haha!)

Allison said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh how cool! First, I love the idea of freezing vinegar-must do. Second, what a genius idea to clean the sink to add to the fun. Love it!

Inspired by Family said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

so clever!

The Monko said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is a great idea freezing the vinegar. That gives it a new dimension. We did vinegar and bicarb yesterday just because it never seems to get old

Bethany said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the colored frozen vinegar. What a fun twist on a common experiment!

JDaniel4's Mom said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Genius! This is such a great idea!

Ness @ One Perfect Day said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You froze the vinegar?! That is brilliant! Absolutely love this series. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Stacie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How fun! I hope you don't mind me sharing this on my 101 Days of Summer Fun for Kids page!

Kimira Curic said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

freezing vinegar is a genius idea. thanks for sharing

Kelley [playgroundlaboratory] said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is absolutely wonderful!!

Aloha! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates
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MaryAnne K said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Messy play that cleans? Perfect!!!

Baking soda and vinegar never gets old, and I love that you froze the vinegar!!!

Thanks for linking up to Learning Laboratory =)

Angela@mamarosemary.com said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I LOVE this idea! How fun!

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