Messy science

It was a beautiful, warm, spring day here in California, and I decided to let the kiddos have some fun outdoors. After playing briefly with some water balloons, they got to work in this very practical and sensorial activity.

They began their experiments with some shaving cream …


Shaving cream fun

Then, they began mixing different things: ice with food coloring, and salt; water, food coloring, and oil; lentils, cereal and dirt; tang, water, sugar, and vinegar… and so on… They also made some “lava” and had our old volcano explode…

And so, sometimes it doesn’t take much to make kids happy! Just give them some household items and some mixing bowls, and voilá! One full hour of entertainment.

Nico told me this was one of his best days ever!

Afterwards, they both had to take an early shower, and I had to clean up everything! But it was all well worth it!