New Years Activity
Fizzy Science Party Play
Create a fun New Year’s Eve Celebration with Fizzy Science!New year’s eve is such an exciting night for me! I love the changing of the year and the new possibilities the next year will bring. Of course, before we had Liam, we were off to dinner and dancing and a night away! Now we can still celebrate the new year but we have to find different ways for us to enjoy it together! Liam won’t stay up until midnight (we may not either, haha) so I have been putting together some simple and fun activities for him to do during the day. We have a few planned and we talked about why the year changes once all the months are done. Tonight should be lots of fun after dinner. We made a ball and have lots of confetti to make a huge mess with before I vacuum! Can’t wait to see how it all works, but for now here is our fun afternoon fizzy science activity for celebrating!
Fizzy Party New Years Activity Set Up
This is your traditional baking soda and vinegar science activity with a creative New Years twist. We made party punch with lots of glitter and Liam served his guests. I picked up my party supplies at the dollar store this morning, mini punch bowl, ladle, and colored plastic glasses. I love their cookie sheets and baking pans for easy clean up too. Add baking soda and vinegar and some glitter!
Step 1: Fill glasses with baking soda and sprinkle glitter.
This new years activity is also great for some fine motor play as well. He filled each glass with some baking soda and generously sprinkled glitter!
Step 2: Mix the party punch!
I filled the punch bowl with white vinegar (he has never minded the smell or commented on it) and added a few drops of food coloring. We are down to the yellow one since Christmas took all our green and red and blue was long gone! He mixed it and added more glitter!
Step 3: Ladle the vinegar into the glasses and enjoy the fizzy foaming fun!
This new years activity is so entertaining for Liam that we went through two bowls of vinegar! I love that he practices pouring too. He loves the excitement of it when it overflows and he can hear all the fizzing going on inside the glass!
Step 4: Optional free play!
See where your child takes this New Years activity. Sit back and watch what he or she decides to do with all of it after the glasses have been filled! Liam enjoyed adding baking soda to the bottom tray, dumping out the glasses and mixing it all together. At one point he was talking about frogs. I always enjoy and encourage open-ended play since he has some trouble with it but I never force ideas. If it comes naturally, great! If it doesn’t, we clean up and move on to another activity!
Happy New Year To All!
May your New Year be filled with fun and play with your children!
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