Toddlers are curious creatures and they love anything that involves explosion! That is why the best science experiment to entertain your toddler with is the simple baking soda plus vinegar challenge. I have performed this experiment countless times and they get excited every single time! They never get tired of it.
Prepare these items:
- An empty plastic bottle
- A balloon
- Some baking soda
- Some vinegar
Always monitor your toddler when performing these experiments as the explosion can be quite scary for young ones.
When you are finally ready with all the ingredients, you can call your toddlers over to play! Start by pouring approximately 3 tablespoons of vinegar into each plastic bottle. Next, add a tablespoon of baking soda into every balloon. I use a funnel when doing this as it is much easier than trying to pour the baking soda in using a spoon. Place the baloon over the mouth of the plastic bottle and ask your kids to tip the contents if the balloon into the vinegar. Get ready as this is when it gets exciting!
As the baking soda mixes with the vinegar, it will turn into carbon dioxide and start expanding the ballloon! The balloon will slowly get bigger and bigger and eventually pop! You should explain all of this to your kids as it happens so that they learn as they play. After all, that is the whole point of the game isn’t it? Have fun raising your child geniuses!