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Fizzy Gingerbread Man Christmas Science Experiment

You know what? It’s amazing how much more fun and magic Christmas can add to things that may be seen as normal or everyday. We’ve been doing baking soda and vinegar reactions for years. YEARS. They are fun but when we added a little festive flair, my daughter was wide eyed like she had never seen it before! Needless to say, this Fizzy Gingerbread Man Christmas Science Experiment was a huge hit!  Children from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, to first grade students will enjoy this Christmas Science Activities perfect for making learning fun in December.

Fizzy Gingerbread Man Christmas Science Experiment was a huge hit!  Children from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, to first grade students will enjoy this Christmas Science Activities perfect for making learning fun in December.

Gingerbread Man Science Experiment

This Gingerbread Man Experiment is such a fun way to help kids explore science with a fun Christmas theme for the holiday season! This Christmas Science Experiment is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students and it only uses 3 simple materials! In this chemistry science experiment for kids, children will observe the baking soda and vinegar reaction while having playful fun with a Christmas Science activity.

Christmas Science Experiment

It is beyond easy. Like 3 ingredients, easy.

  • Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Cinnamon, Nutmeg, allspice, candy cane pieces, or other Gingerbread spices
  • Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter

Gingerbread Man Science Experiment

Christmas Science Activities

Start by putting the gingerbread man cookie cutter on a baking sheet or in a baking dish. You want something to collect the eruption! 

Mix together your base ingredients: baking soda and gingerbread spices. You can do this in a bowl or you can just dump baking soda into the inside of the cookie sheet and sprinkle it with the spices. Completely up to you!

fizzing gingerbread man Christmas Science Activities

Christmas Science

Next up, when you’re ready, pour the vinegar onto the baking soda. Be ready because it is going to fizz up crazy good! It is such a fun reaction to watch. Plus, after the fizzy starts to die down a bit, the spices mix up with the vinegar to create bubbles. That was unexpected but so fun!

fun and simple Christmas Science

Christmas Experiment

The smell is fantastic before anything even starts. I like adding sensory aspects to any other activity, like science experiments. It adds an extra element that is perfect for encouraging learning. 

amazing baking soda and vinegar chemical reaction in this gingerbread man themed Christmas Experiment

Besides being an easy Christmas science experiment for kids to watch a simple chemical reaction, baking soda and vinegar are actually effective cleaners that together can kill bacteria!

Baking soda will quickly react with vinegar creating carbon dioxide gas as one of its products, causing the bubbles and expansion. Just like carbon dioxide bubbles in a carbonated drink, the carbon dioxide (that was formed when you mixed the acid and the base) will rise to the top of the mixture. This creates the bubbles and foam you see when you mix baking soda and vinegar. If you mix a large amount of baking soda and vinegar in a small container with a narrow opening, expect an impressive eruption! Many science teachers use this simple chemical reaction to teach students about chemistry

This magical Melting Christmas tree project is sure to bring some magic and fun into your day this holiday seasons! Try this simple, easy Christmas Science Experiments with preschoolers, kindergartners, toddlers, and grade 1 students to sneak in some fun Christmas Learning! This Chemistry Christmas tree is such a fun Christmas activity for kids to try this holiday season!  Want to add a little more magic into your Christmas holiday season this year? Your kids eyes will get wide with this fun Christmas science experiment. The best part? This Magic Melting peppermint science experiment takes literally 2 minutes to set it up! This Christmas science is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students to try in December.

Christmas Science Experiments for Kids

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Gingerbread Printables

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Gingerbread Activities for Kids

This vinegar and baking soda rocket is an out-of-this-world fun AND educational summer activity for kids! Preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will enjoy making the baking soda rocket. This how to make a bottle rocket project is one of those really cool science projects your kids will remember forever!   Look-Inside-a-Volcano-Activity Kids are going to love this really fun Frozen Rainbow Eruptions science activity where kids will make beautiful rainbows as they create a chemical reaction! This baking soda and vinegar experiment! This rainbow activities for preschoolers usese a couple simple materials for a mesmerizing, colorful preschool summer activity! Use this rainbow science with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders.

Baking Soda Vinegar Experiment

There are so many fun ways to play and teach kids about chemical reactions using a baking soda and vinegar reaction. Here are some of our favorite baking soda and vinegar activities.

This outrageously FUN Exploding Snowman is a fun winter science experiment for kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students. This STEM experiment is super simple to try using common materials you already have in your kitchen! Use this as a snowman activity to teach kids a little chemistry with this baking soda and vinegar experiment. dancing hearts valentines day science experiment This super cute and simple Valentines Day Science Experiment is sure to impress your kids. Leave your toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders a secret message to be revlealed in the valentines day activity. This valentines day science idea is outrageously fun and EASY to try this February! This magical Melting Christmas tree project is sure to bring some magic and fun into your day this holiday seasons! Try this simple, easy Christmas Science Experiments with preschoolers, kindergartners, toddlers, and grade 1 students to sneak in some fun Christmas Learning! This Chemistry Christmas tree is such a fun Christmas activity for kids to try this holiday season!

Baking soda and vinegar reaction

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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  • Amazing blog!!! Thanks for sharing the such a great experiment, it looks amazing and I would really love to perform it with my children.

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