Frozen stars are fun anytime of the year! Especially if you have a Frozen movie fan at home. We love baking soda science activities and ice melting activities too. This time we combined the two for some cool summer science play. Preschool science has been wonderful for our play times. There are so many neat ideas to explore and try in new ways. Kids learn through play and these melting frozen stars are a perfect addition to your summer science play!

FROZEN STARS BAKING SODA SUMMER SCIENCE

Fizzing Frozen Stars Summer Science Activity Independence Day or 4th of July activity too

Fun summer science for kids! These frozen stars are simple to make and also make a great patriotic or 4th of July science activity. Great for a hot day outside.

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 Star Shaped Ice Cube Tray

Baking Soda

Water

Blue Food Coloring

Glitter

Eyedropper  {from our favorite science kit}

Tray

Container

MAKE FROZEN STARS

To make your frozen stars you need baking soda, water, and an ice cube tray. I had gotten star shaped ice cube trays from the dollar store last year and of course saved them for play this summer! I made a  mixture of water and baking soda. It should be moldable or packable in your hands, not runny. I spooned the mixture into the trays and put them in the freezer overnight.My husband was curious, so he got in on the action remove them for me. They came out just fine! I added red and blue colored vinegar and my son added glitter! We ended up only using the blue vinegar so it wouldn’t become a muddy color.

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Frozen Stars Baking Soda Science Set Up

These frozen stars were a big hit. All kids love the chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar! This play lasts longer because you are also melting the frozen stars! We played outside on a hot day, so the sun helped us along.

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Frozen Summer Science Baking Soda Science

 I am pretty sure if you got rid of the themed tray, this would be a fun activity for a fan of the movie Frozen! 

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Using eyedroppers for our frozen stars melting activity is also great fine motor practice. They are one of our favorite science tools and are always available for our melting activities!

Frozen Summer baking Soda Science Eye Dropper

Fizzy baking soda science is so appealing to preschoolers because of the wonderful visual sensory  appeal the chemical reaction creates. If vinegar is not a welcome smell, try lemon juice! Do you feel the fizz? There is so much to talk about here with your kids. Simple and fun preschool science experiments are the best!

FROZEN STARS BAKING SODA SCIENCE PLAY

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7 Comments

  1. This is really creative! My children will love it. I’m planning to do this for a July 4th fun activity.
    I’m headed over to share this pin on our Independence Day Celebration board at Pinterest!
    Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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