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We had a wonderful low-key 4th of July! We hung out at the pool, ate tasty food, and went to a cook-out at our friends’ house.
As far as celebrating goes, we didn’t feel like traveling far or fighting the crowds to see fireworks. But we did see an explosion – right in our front yard! We did a super fun volcano kid’s activity, and I’m not sure who enjoyed it more – the kids or my husband!
Graham has always been interested in science, and for his birthday last year, one of his sweet friends gifted him a neat volcano kit. Then last week, we watched the Disney short, “Lava”. Ever since, Graham has asked to make the volcano. So on Monday, when my husband had the day off from work, they cracked open the box. They spent the morning building the volcano and Maddie got to join in and help paint it later that afternoon.
We let it dry overnight, and on the 4th, we poured in the baking soda and vinegar and watched the lava explode! Although it was really more of a fizzle than an explosion. Ha! But the kids loved it anyway.
Check out these videos to see the “explosion!”
Click on the pictures below to purchase your own volcano kit.
Or check out my Kid’s Science Idea’s Pinterest board to find out how to make your own volcano at home out of play-doh or sand from the sandbox.
And if you haven’t seen the Disney short “Lava”, you’ve got to watch it. It’s SO cute!! You can find it on the Pixar movie “Inside Out.”
Have you ever made a volcano before, either with your kids or back when you were in school?