It’s that time of year again, the time to start thinking about Valentine activities, valentine cards, and trying to keep candy at a minimum. Every year I try to come up with a couple of cool Non-Candy Valentine’s Day ideas that the kids will love. This year it’s a Valentine’s Day Volcano Science Experiment with Free Valentine Cards, last year it was Valentines Day Slime. Every child loves seeing the reaction of baking soda and vinegar so why not pretty it up for a Valentines Day Science experiment.
Volcano Experiment for Kids
Valentine’s Day Volcano Science Experiment
Gather your little scientists together and get ready for some pink heart filled fun!
Valentine’s Day is coming up, which means it’s time to start thinking about what you want to do for your loved one. You might think that Valentine’s Day gifts or chocolates are the way to their heart, but there are many ways you can show your friends how much they mean to you on this day of love without going broke in the process.
A great idea is a Volcano Science Experiment! Valentine’s Day Volcano Science Experiment will help your friends learn about the science of volcanoes- something they might not have considered before! All you need is baking soda, vinegar, food coloring, and water. Let’s get started!
Valentine’s Activities for Kids
What you will need to make your Valentine Volcano and Science Valentine’s Day Cards is in this picture below. However, I have it displayed in a recipe list form to print out towards the bottom of the page. Have Fun!
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Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Idea
Kids love hands-on Science Activities, and this Volcano Science Experiment is one of our favorites. The great thing about this idea is you can use it as a fun non-candy Valentine gift.
Baking Soda and Vinegar Science Experiments are so easy and they’ll excite your kids and keep them interested in science.
As you can see all you need is a few ingredients. Begin by placing the clear vase or container into a pan or dish to catch the mess that will come from the overflowing volcano. This will help to catch the mess when the fizzing effect overflows, and it makes for easy cleanup. WE ALL love easy cleanup.
Then separate the baking soda mixture into individual snack size bags or vials. You can see the picture below for an example of how we set ours up.
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Add your baking soda mixture into the bag, then staple your Valentine card on the bag.
The children will need to add the vinegar to create their eruption
For the vinegar, we like to add a drop of red or pink food coloring to keep with the Valentine theme.
Volcano Experiment for Kids
Valentines Day Science
- Begin by placing the clear vase or container into a pan to catch the mess that will come from the overflowing volcano.
- Add some baking soda and Valentine glitter or confetti into your clear container (vase)
- Place a drop or two of pink food coloring into some distilled vinegar if you would like your liquid volcano to be colored.
- Pour the vinegar into the container with the baking soda and watch it erupt in all of its pink glitter-filled glory
Pour the colored vinegar into the vase over top of the baking soda. Watch as a fizzing reaction occurs and bubbles over. Adding color to your vinegar is optional but it does make for a nice Valentine explosion.
Are you and your kids ready for some Valentine’s Day Science fun? This Fizzy Baking Soda Science idea will be the biggest hit amongst the kids’. Whether you do this for a classroom, your own children, or your child’s hands this Valentine card gift idea out to friends I’m sure it will be a success.
If you are looking for simple science experiments and activities, add this one to your bucket list. Kids love bubbly, fizzy, erupting, colorful fun. Which makes this Valentine Volcano Activity perfect every time you do it.
Fizzy Volcano Experiment Science Video
Valentine’s Day Volcano Experiment
Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids
Valentines Day Cards for Kids
For fun, we choose these two Science inspired friendship sayings:
Our Friendship is as Hot as Lava
Your Friendship is Lavalicious
Pick one style or mix them up and use both Valentine card ideas.
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Free Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids
Your children will love this Erupting Valentine Science Activity and they will love passing it out to their friends on Valentine’s Day too.
Valentine Ideas for Kids
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- Baking soda
- Distilled Vinegar
- Valentine’s colored glitter or confetti
- Food Coloring (optional)
- Valentine Cards printables
- Small clear gift bags or Vials
Begin by placing the clear vase or container into a pan to catch the mess that will come from the overflowing volcano.
Add some baking soda into a mixing bowl.
Mix in some Valentine’s colored glitter or confetti
Using a funnel if needed, place some baking soda into your clear container or vase.
Place a drop or two of pink food coloring into some distilled vinegar if you would like your liquid volcano to be colored.
Pour the distilled vinegar into the container with the baking soda.
Watch as your volcano erupts in all of its pink glitter-filled glory.
If you would like to make some Volcano Valentine’s Cards, simply cut out the printables, place some of the baking soda mixtures into the bottom of clear gift bags, and staple the Valentines to the top of each bag.