Daily Activity for Kids – Day 33 – Exploding Milk 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 – Exploding Milk Activity

Exploding Milk is a fun activity where children get to mix colours and use ingredients that react to one another. It can be done in very easy steps and repeated over and over.

Step 1: Gather the following items.

  1. A large flat tray
  2. Milk
  3. Liquid food colouring
  4. Dish soap
  5. Cotton swabs
  6. Bowl
  7. Glitter (optional)

Step 2: Start by pouring the milk into a baking dish or another flat bottom surface. You don’t need a lot of milk, just enough to cover the bottom and then some.

Step 3: Add drops of colour to the top of the milk! Go ahead and mix them all up. Add some glitter in there too, if you have some but that’s optional.

Step 4: Pour a bit of your dish soap into another bowl, touch your cotton swab tip to the dish soap to coat it. Bring it over to your milk tray and gently touch the surface of the milk with the soapy cotton swab! What happens?

Step 5: Discuss what happened with your child. Feel free to post your observations of what happened in our social media comments.

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