This fizzing pumpkin activity for preschoolers and toddlers is a great way to add some fun to your Fall or Halloween! What kid doesn’t love a baking soda and vinegar science project?
I remember when I first saw this idea on leftbraincraftbrain.com. I knew it was something I needed to do with my son as soon as he was old enough! And the time has finally come!
I added this activity to our Autumn unit, and it was a major hit. Unfortunately I didn’t have any trinkets or small goodies to add to the middle of the pumpkins, but that would be adorable!
I was worried that they would be complicated to make, but I was able to whip them up in a matter of minutes. I love to incorporate a ton of hands-on play to our unit studies, but the less prep there is, the better! This activity falls under that category perfectly!
WHILE YOU’RE PLANNING YOUR AUTUMN THEME:
- Check out my Autumn Unit here. (Use code AUTUMN25 for 25% off) If you join my Preschool Program Membership, you’ll get a major discount on all past Unit Studies, and 2 brand new units included each month!
- Here are 25 Autumn Activities for your Preschooler’s Autumn theme!
- Here’s a list of Autumn Books for your Autumn Unit Study.
- Here are 25 Autumn Crafts for your Preschooler
- Here’s a list of 16 Fun & Delicious Autumn-Themed Snacks for your Kids
- Here are some fun Autumn Facts for Kids
- The Leaves of the Trees Autumn Song for Preschoolers
Autumn Activities & Crafts We’ve Done at the Moore Homestead:
- Laminated Leaves Craft for Kids
- Fall Leaves Painted Toast
- Fall Sensory Bin for Preschoolers
- Autumn Tree Cotton Ball Painting Craft
- Fall Paper Plate Wreath Craft
- Fall Button Tree Invitation to Play
- Painted Leaf Imprint Art
- Leaf Faces Craft for Kids
- Salt Crystal Leaves Science Experiment for Preschoolers
- Leaf Cutting Bin for Preschoolers
- Fall Leaf Suncatchers Craft
- Sensory Fall Leaf Painting for Toddlers
- Fall Process Art
- Fingerprint Fall Leaf Craft (with FREE printable)
- Fall Leaf Lacing Activity (with FREE printable)
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Fizzing Pumpkins Activity for Preschoolers
To make your fizzing pumpkins, make orange food coloring in a small cup by mixing red and yellow food coloring. Add it to a bowl of baking soda, and mix together as well as you can.
Then, add some water a tbsp at a time and mix well until the mixture holds it’s shape in your hands! It should only take a few tbsps.
Form the mixture into little pumpkins, and add trinkets to the center if you have any!
From there, add some green pipe cleaners to the top like a little pumpkin vine! Provide your child with a squeeze bottle or cup of white vinegar and watch the fizzy magic!
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