Our Fav Experiments For Kids

Kids should do scientific experiments as well as watching them, for the same reason that they should write stories as well as reading them or do sport as well as watching it. Experiments encourage kids to be curious, creative and confident. Jokes make us laugh because the punchline takes us by surprise. The best experiments do the same.

To help you encourage your children to be curious and creative, we have complied a list of our top 5 experiments for kids.

1.The Rainbow Milk Experiment

This rainbow milk science experiment is popular around the internet and with homes everywhere! And for good reason. Also called milky fireworks, erupting colours, magic milk, tie-dyed milk– this is very possibly both the easiest and most beautiful science experiment out there.

Fancy a go? Follow our friends at Artful Parent >>> artfulparent.com/awesome-rainbow-milk-science-experiment/

2. Baking Soda Volcanos

This simple experiment can be done in a variety of ways, and you can change it to match any theme you wish! Why not create a whole volcano scene by adding play-dough around your jar to create a volcano shape and adding a nature landscape around the volcano?

Check out these instructions >>> www.treehugger.com/how-to-make-a-baking-soda-volcano-4868647

3.The Mentos Explosion

The infamous coke and mentos experiment is a true classic which kids love! You definitely want do this one outside as it can be very messy. Why not experiment with different types of soda to see which one makes the best explosion!

Here the New Scientist explains how it works >>> www.newscientist.com/article/dn14114-science-of-mentos-diet-coke-explosions-explained/

4.The Melting Ice Experiment

Watch as salt melts tunnels through the ice! The food colouring helps you see the tunnels better and make the whole experiment as much of an art activity as a science experiment.

Find out what makes ice melt the quickest >>> www.thechaosandtheclutter.com/archives/melting-ice-experiment

5.Instant Ice

Give your little scientists the powers of Elsa! Water can turn into ice as it's being poured in this fantastic instant ice experiment. Try and see what magnificent ice sculptures you can create.

Check out how it's done here >>> onlypassionatecuriosity.com/instant-ice-science-experiment-for-kids/

If you like these, why not check out our monthly Wonder Adventure Subscription >>>

Our Wonder Adventure Subscription includes a range of fantastic experiments for kids, available now! PLUS receive 50% off your first edition with code WONDER21!

Subscribe now: https://www.rainbowfactorykids.com/the-wonder-adventure-subscription

2 Cosmic Costumes
2 days to go until Holiday club! PLUS it's not long until Halloween, if you are struggling for costume ideas here are our 2 favourites this year. Don't forget fancy dress is always welcome at Holiday Club!
Read More
5 Reasons Why We Love Elves
Santa's magical elves play a big role in making Christmas a success, from making the presents to helping Santa navigate flying around the world in one night! To celebrate the elves we have devised a list of 5 reasons why we (and you) love the elves.
Read More
What did people think of The Wonder Adventure Subscription?
Our BRAND NEW Wonder Adventure Subscription has had a hugely successful launch! Our lucky subscribers have all received the first edition of this fantastic subscription box, and we were so pleased to hear people's response to their first box and our LIVE half term events.
Read More