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Melting Snowman Winter Science Experiment

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.

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.

Melting Snowman

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!

Snowman melting

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)
  • vinegar
  • water
  • 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)

mix up the baking soda, glitter, and water to make the mixture for your snowman melting winter science experiment

Snowman activity

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 mixture into 3 balls with each ball just a little bitter than the one before it

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!

build a snowman indoors with this Winter science experiments for preschoolers

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

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.

Winter science preschool

Now slowly pour the blue tinted vinegar over the snowman for a bigger WOW effect. Ask your kids what happened?

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.

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!

Snow Volcano Kids will love this fun snowman activity that allows them to sneak in a little science to a cold, winter day! Snowman eruptions are so easy, and this is such a cute project for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students.  In these winter science experiments children will watch the effect of baking soda and vinegar in a silly and outrageously FUN snow experiments. 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.

Winter science activities for preschoolers

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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.

About the author

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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