This sensory invitation to explore was a favorite for both our preschooler and toddler. We created colorful frozen baking soda dinosaurs to put in vinegar for fizzing dinosaur sensory play!
This week's Playful Preschool theme is Dinosaurs! You can always search the #PlayfulPreschool hashtag on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram, & Twitter to find all of our ideas and activities!
After a few hours in the freezer, the dinosaurs were frozen enough to pop right our of the mold. We placed them in a bin of vinegar outside.
The foaming, fizzing reaction was mesmerizing! The dinosaurs were cold but not so icy that they weren't still fun to touch and swirl around in the liquid.
During our play, our toddler named the colors of the dinosaurs. Our preschooler identified the dinosaurs by name!
We included eye droppers for fine motor practice. They both enjoyed the challenge of squirting the vinegar on the dinosaurs to watch them disappear as they melted while they fizzed.
I can never get enough of watching my kids play cooperatively together. Whether you have a classroom of preschool students, a homeschool co-op or just one child to entertain this activity is perfectly engaging.
Once the fizzing stopped from a rapid foam to a slow and evenly dispersed bubbling our preschooler E liked adding more vinegar herself! Pouring our big jug of vinegar is also great for her fine motor skills!
Even after the dinosaurs were extinct, the kids loved the aftermath sensory play. They splashed in the vinegar bin, scooped in leftover baking soda, and stirred their potion!
Bonus writing practice took place in the remaining melted baking soda mixture on the place!
Additional Dinosaur Activities for Preschool by the #PLAYfulPreschool Education Team:
Dinosaur Math Play by The Educators' Spin On It
Dinosaur Dig for Fossil Puzzles by Mom Inspired Life
Dinosaur Theme for Preschool: Hatching DINO Eggs - Early Math & Science.by The Preschool Toolbox
Dinosaur Activities: Beginning Sound Fossil Matching by Growing Book by Book
Classification and Sorting of Dinosaurs by Rainy Day Mum
Can You Be A Dinosaur? by Learning 2 Walk
Dino-Gourd Dinosaur Egg Hunt by Capri + 3
Dinosaur Hatching by Tiny Tots Adventures
Dinosaur Hunting with Paint by Powerful Mothering
Hands-on Play-based Dinosaur Activities by Raising Lifelong Learners
Dinosaur Habitat Sensory Play With Slime by Little Bins for Little Hands
Backyard Dinosaur Dig by The Kennedy Adventures
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