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Snowman Eruptions – Simple Winter Science Experiment

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 snowman science experiment.

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.

Snowman Science

This winter science experiment couldn’t be any more simple. You will make a happy water bottle snowman craft. Then we will watch a chemical reaction in this baking soda and vinegar experiment to make the winter snowman erupt! It is basically like making a snowman volcano with your toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students. Trust me, this is a easy science experiment for winter your children will want to do over and over again all through the Christmas holiday season in December into January and February for a winter activity for kids.

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Snowman Science Experiment

The first part of this is to make your cute snowman craft for kids. You will only need a couple simple craft materials you probably already have on hand.
Supplies:
  • empty water bottle or tall plastic container (any size)
  • 8 small buttons (we used 5 black buttons for the mouth and 3 for the body)
  • 12″ of ribbon to use as a scarf
  • orange carrot sticker or orange felt to cut into a triangle nose
  • 2 google eyes stickers or eyes and glue to affix
  • hat optional
cute Snowman Crafts for Kids out of a water bottle

Melting snowman science experiment

Use glue to affix your decorations to make your easy snowman craft.  (We like to use a glue gun to make it ready for eruptions sooner, but clear Elmer’s glue works great too, you will just need to let it dry before moving on to the activity part.).
How cute is your snowman project! Now it’s time to add the fun winter science project part to this  snowman activity.
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Snowman science activities for preschool

In a small bowl mix together the following mixture:
  • about 2 tablespoons dish soap – any kind will do
  • food coloring (optional) – it just makes it pop a little more
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1-2 tablespoons warm water

Now using a funnel, fill the inside of the snowman bottle with the mixture:

easy snowman Winter Science Experiments for Preschoolers

Snowman Experiment

When you are ready….poor 1 cup of distilled white vinegar into the snowman and watch the bubbles start to swell and fill the bottle. See how they are just coming out of the top of the bottle. Keep watching, the eruption gets even better.
Snowman Eruptions

Winter Activities for Preschoolers

So how does this vinegar and baking soda experiment work? Basically the baking soda and the vinegar create an ACID-BASE reaction; the two chemicals work together to create a gas called carbon dioxide. As the gas is created it expands and fills up more space in the snowman bottle propelling the dish soap solution up and out.

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Snowman Activities for Preschoolers

How cool is your erupting snowman, right!

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.

Snowman experiment

Is your child begging to try this winter science experiments for toddlers again? No worries. Just rinse out the bottle and you are ready to create more snowman eruptions – over and over again!

HINT: Want a bigger reaction? Try adding more dish soap to make more bubbles, more baking soda and vinegar to make a longer eruption. Want more dramatic? Make sure your bottle has a smaller opening to push the eruption through.

circle-sticker-snowman-craft  Snowamn Craft using Glue puffy-snow-paint-recipe If you are looking for fun and clever snowman craft ideas to make this January, you will love this adorable snowman wreath craft! This construction paper snow man is easy to make with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd graders, and up! Their are so many fun variations with this Christmas or January craft activity.

Snowman Crafts

paper bag owl craft Super cute, simple hot cocoa craft for kids - this is such a fun winter craft for toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and first grade kids. #craftsforkids #wintercrafts #winterforkids Looking for cute and fun-to-make Christmas or winter craft ideas? You will love this colorful snowflake craft for kids that uses chromatography to create stunning diy snowflake decorations for December and January! These arts and crafts snowflakes are perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and up to make. You've got to try these winter craft ideas! winter-craft-for-preschoolers

Winter Crafts

Whether it’s cold and snow outside or not, this snow slime is the perfect winter activity for kids! The fun textures, shimmer, and beauty make this one of our favorite January activities for preschoolers. Use this snow activities in your winter theme with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders. easy-snow-ice-cream Outrageously FUN snowman activity that is part craft, activity, and winter stem too! Grab free worksheet to use with snowman launcher !

Winter Activities

Snow Volcano 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. 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 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.

Winter Science

Looking for more fun winter science projects for kids? We’ve got lots of fun ideas for you to try!

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Snowman Printables

Looking for snowman worksheets and educational snowman activity ideas? You will love these resources!

Snowman CVC Words Activity free printable Kids will love learning about the different parts of speech with these fun and free printable Parts of Speech Worksheets.  These cute snowman worksheets allow 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders learn about nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections. Simply print the winter worksheets filled with fun activities to make learning about the eight different parts of speech through fun. Make listening for initial sounds in words FUN with this beginning sounds match! Use this hot cocoa themed phonics activity in December, January, and February. The winter printables has kindergarten, pre-k, and first grade students sort the phonics marshmallows into the correct alphabet mugs based on the beginning sounds for kids. Add this phonics printable to your winter theme for literacy. Simply download pdf file with the beginning sounds game to make learning fun even if it is cold and snowy outside! compound-word-snowflakes

Winter Printables

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Snowman Math

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Winter Math

Kids will have fun decorating these super cute, winter coloring pages with crayons, markers, and colored pencils! From snowmen, penguins, snowballs, sledding, and more - we've got lots of fun winter coloring sheets to choose from. Simply download pdf file with free winter coloring sheets for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students to colour this December, January, and February. winter-color-worksheets-with-bingo-markers penguin life cycle worksheet  

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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