Science with kids can be very fun, and I am always looking for ways to bring science into the library, especially for kids. I have started a 4 week program this month called SciFri (Short for Science Friday), and each week we will do a different science experiment/activity. This past Friday was the first session where the kids molded volcanoes out of clay and then made them erupt! They LOVED watching the eruption and there were plenty of shouts to do it again and again. It’s a bit messy, but I say the messier the better when it comes to kids. They love to make a mess!
Here are come of the volcanoes, post-eruption:
The kids had a blast (pun intended)! The volcanic reaction was just baking powder and vinegar, so it’s easy for the parents to replicate the activity at home with their volcanoes, as long as they don’t mind a little bit of a mess. 🙂
Next up this week: Hovercrafts!