Halloween is right around the corner here is a fun science and sensory activity to do with your little ones inspired by Halloween!
Spooky expanding ghost experiment using a balloon, baking soda and vinegar. Kids drop the baking soda into the vinegar filled water bottle and watch the magic happen.
Blowing up a Balloon with two ingredients!
All you need is:
An empty water bottle
Fill the balloon with about 2 teaspoons of Baking Soda
2. Fill the empty water bottle a third of the way with vinegar
3. Place the bottom of balloon around the top of the water bottle
4. When ready have your child lift the baking soda contents into the water bottle by lifting the balloon straight up above it.
Watch what happens… it is so cool!
The science: when the baking soda and vinegar mix it forms carbon dioxide which makes the balloon expand.
*for Halloween I just added the ghost face balloon and wrote Boo on the front of the balloon with a black sharpie marker*
Our local Dollar Tree sells a 6 count of ghost balloons with the faces already on them.