Logan and I have played with baking soda and vinegar once before and he was surprisingly only mildly interested in it. When I saw the post at Not Just Cute about hiding a few drops of food coloring under the baking soda, I knew we had a winner.
I used glass baby bottles that we're no longer using. Logan really liked the smaller ones as they overflowed.
"Is it water?", Logan asked. "No, it's something else...I got Logan to smell it -definitely not water! Then we tasted it!
After he discovered all the colours that were hidden, I let him go ahead and experiment with mixing more vinegar or baking soda in.
Logan then announced he was going to make purple! He discovered how to make purple when we were painting with our feet and I reinforced it with a colour mixing activity in the bath last week. I'm happy to see that the lesson has "stuck".
Adding this to the No Time For Flashcards Link and Learn!