Daily Activity for Kids – Day 15 – Rainbow Wizards Brew Activity 

During this COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are home with their children and looking for things to do. This is a daily post to give you ideas of fun things to do. It comes from activities that we implement at our daycare centre using our Four Pillars of Learning curriculum. Since we are closed during this time, we are sharing the activity for you to implement in your own home. Enjoy!

Daily Activity for Kids – Day 15 – Rainbow Wizards Brew Activity

Science helps children develop key life skills, including an ability to communicate, remain organized and focused, and even form their own opinions based on observation. Science also helps children develop their senses and overall awareness. Today we are going to have some fun making Rainbow Wizards Brew.

Step 1: Collect the items you will need

  1. Baking soda
  2. Food colouring
  3. Glitter
  4. Dish soap
  5. Vinegar
  6. Glass jar
  7. Small plastic containers
  8. Tray

Step 1. Fill the jar halfway with vinegar and place on a tray.

Step 2. Add a few drops of food colouring and some glitter.

Step 3. Squeeze in some dish soap, stir and place the jar on a tray

Step 4. Add in a heaping teaspoon of baking soda, stir again and watch the foam begin. Ask your child to predict what will happen before you add the baking soda.

Step 5. Continue to add baking soda and vinegar when the foam begins to slow until it overflows over the top of the jar. To make it change colour, add a tablespoon of vinegar mixed with a different colour of food colouring. Discuss what is happening with your child.

Step 7. Make sure to dump the coloured vinegar into the center of the brew.

The best part of all of this is watching the reaction on your child’s face, especially when they realize you can keep making it happen. You can also create multiple jars with the colours of the rainbow side by side on a tray and when it overflows around the jar, you can create a rainbow of colours on the tray.

This daily kids activity incorporates many learning areas based on our Four Pillars of Learning curriculum including: STEAM (science) and language and literacy.