Baking soda and vinegar reaction is our #1 simple science experiment that is so versatile for each holiday! We have found creative ways to explore preschool science all year round. Of course, Easter has to have a baking soda and vinegar reaction like these fizzy rainbow Easter eggs!  Open the kitchen cupboard and get started right away on this baking soda and vinegar rainbow Easter Eggs activity.

BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR FOR RAINBOW EASTER EGGS!

baking soda and vinegar reaction for Easter rainbow eggs

BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR

Get ready to add this simple Easter baking soda science activity to your Easter theme lesson plans this season. If you want to explore baking soda and vinegar activities, let’s get started.  While you’re at it, make sure to check out these other fun Easter science activities.

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FIZZY RAINBOW EASTER EGGS

Let’s get right to exploring this chemical change with baking soda and vinegar. Head to the kitchen, open the pantry and be prepared to get a little messy. Make sure to have a tray and paper towels available for spills!

This RAINBOW EASTER EGGS activity asks the question:  What happens when you mix baking soda and vinegar?

rainbow Easter eggs from baking soda and vinegar chemical reaction

YOU WILL NEED

  • Plastic eggs
  • Egg tray
  • Eyedropper, squeeze bottle, or meat baster
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Food coloring

We buy our real eggs in bulk and end up with a lot of these nifty egg trays which are perfect for all sorts of activities like this Easter baking soda one. A smaller egg carton with fewer eggs would be fine too (even a plate works). For us, the more plastic eggs the better! The more chances for fizzing fun, the better too!

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HOW TO MAKE FIZZY RAINBOW EASTER EGGS:

Your kids should easily be able to help you set up this baking soda and vinegar experiment too!

STEP 1:  Set up a tray with an egg carton (clear plastic or styrofoam will work best) and set up your eggs.

rainbow easter egg tray

STEP 2: Add several drops of food coloring to each egg (this step is optional but very fun for surprise color eruptions). You can also color separate containers of vinegar and let the kids mix and match colors.

STEP 3: Now, go ahead and fill each egg with a spoonful of baking soda! You can add a pinch of glitter on top if desired!

STEP 4: Now it’s time for the excitement! Set out a bowl of vinegar for eyedroppers or meat basters. Or you can fill a squeeze bottle with vinegar.

BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR IN THE CLASSROOM

Kids will love testing and retesting this simple chemical reaction, so I always recommend having extra vinegar on hand. If you are working with a group of kids, use small bowls and one egg each!

Don’t like the smell of vinegar? Try this activity with lemon juice and baking soda instead! Since lemon juice is also an acid, it produces a chemical reaction when combined with baking soda. Check out our lemon volcanos!

The plastic eggs will get messy, but you can turn the end of the activity into an egg washing station and water sensory play bin too!

Easter Egg Washing Set Up

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU MIX BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR?

The science behind these fizzy rainbow Easter eggs is all about the baking soda and vinegar and the fizzy bubbles that result!

When the acid (vinegar) and the base (baking soda) mix together,  a chemical reaction happens.  The baking soda and vinegar get used up in making a new substance, a gas called carbon dioxide.  The fizzing bubbling action you can see and even feel if you put your hand close enough, is the gas!

All three states of matter are present: liquid (vinegar), solid (baking soda), and gas (carbon dioxide).

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BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR REACTION FOR EASTER FUN!

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We have the best, most fun, and super easy to set up Easter science activities for your kids this Spring! It's amazing what you can do with both real and plastic eggs. We love doing transforming our everyday science and STEM with cool holiday themes! Our Easter science experiments are perfect for young kids to enjoy all season long.

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9 Comments

  1. Another wonderful activity! I LOVE your blog and am only sorry its taken until now to discover it!! Thank you, this is wonderful and yet another one my son will love!
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  2. I follow you daily/weekly for the letter of the week that I do with my Pre preschool kids. I haven’t started them in a real preschool program as of yet as they are just 3 but wanted them to be ready for the preschool in the fall. Its been sooo much fun following your activities!! you make my work so much easier. We will do this activity this week and follow by egg washing. Thank you.

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