Kids will have fun with this melting snowman where they will melt the snowman using a fun winter science experiment. This snowman activity is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten to sneak in a fun winter STEM activity where they will build a snowman and then melt it with snow science experiments observing simple chemistry for kids.
Ever since we made this melted snowman craft my kids have been obsessed with fun melting snowman projects. This melting snowman experiment is actually simple winter science experiments that allows toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners to make a snowman let using science!
To try this fun snowman activities, you will need a few simple materials you probably already have on hand:
- 1-2 boxes baking soda (depending on the size of snowman you want to melt)
- glitter (optional, but magical as the snowman melts)
- food coloring (we used blue, but this is optional)
- bowl and spoon to mix it up
- container to put in the freezer
- squirt bottle, eyedropper, or baster
- snowman decorations (optional)
To try this winter activity for kids you need to make a snowman by mixing baking soda, glitter, and as much water as you need to make it form into a ball.
Now shape the baking soda mixture into 3 balls with each ball being just a little bigger than the one before it. Now freeze the mixture a few hours or overnight. This part is optional, but will make the melting extra fun and allow the dough to feel like a cold, snowman you make out of snow!
Winter science experiments for preschoolers
Now take your balls and build a snowman. To make it extra fun add snowman accessories like buttons, top hat, eyes, button carrot nose, twigs for arms, etc.
Snow science experiments
Now it’s time to melt the snowman with this snow experiments. Have them make a hypotheses (educated guess) on what will happen. You can do this lowly and methodically by having children try just doing a drop at a time or just half of the snowman.
Now slowly pour the blue tinted vinegar over the snowman for a bigger WOW effect. Ask your kids what happened?
Winter science preschool
So what happened? In this winter science experiments for toddlers we combined two baking soda and vinegar to make a chemical reaction. The baking soda is a base and the vinegar is an acid. When you combine the two, you produce a gas called carbon dioxide. You can see, hear, feel, and smell the chemical reaction!
Kids won’t even realize they are learning because they will be having so much fun with this winter activity for kids!
Winter science activities for preschoolers
Looking for more fun winter science projects for kids? We’ve got lots of fun ideas for you to try!
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