Science for Toddler: Volcanic Eruption

Last Monday, my kiddies and I made “Volcano Eruption Project” *Alhamdulillah*.

In the afternoon, we produced edible play dough to make our volcano at home.

At night, we brought the creation to my grandma’s house.

These simple but fun experiments will introduce younger children to the basics of science, and at the same time they are simple and easy to prepare.

Volcanic Team
1, 2, 3: V-O-L-C-A-N-O ~

Indeed, by using everyday, household products you can teach your child some amazing things!

  • Plasticine or play dough
  • Bicarbonate of soda
  • Vinegar (or lemon juice)
  • Food coloring (red – for lava)
  • Normal kitchen equipment, such as spoons
  • Small bottle

Step by step guide

  • Step 1: Prepared your edible play dough together with your lil toddler.

Volcano 101
Da pure play dough~

KiruaMi-cHan *excited*

ReiHi-cHan *electrified*

  • Step 2: Make a volcano shape out of plasticine or play dough, or even old newspapers crushed together, with a hole in the center to allow the volcano to “erupt”.

Us ^_-

Hard work!

Volcanic Team
Zoom in~

Volcanic Team
In actions~

Our Volcano
In the making~

Volcano 101

  • Step 3: Place a small container or bottle with 2 tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda and a little red food coloring under the volcano.

Volcanic Team

Volcanic Team

  • Step 4: Quickly add around 1/2 cup of vinegar, stand back and watch your volcano “erupt” with red foam spray out of the top and down the mountain like lava from a volcano.

Volcano 101
Volcanic eruption! *runs*

Volcano 101
Lava *uh oh!* ~

  • Note: This one is messy, so stand the volcano on an old tea towel, or a pile of papers.

You also may watch our homemade videos about “Volcanic Eruption“.
p/s: please ignore my voice. Thank you 😉

Why it happened (explain to your toddler):

The baking soda reacted with vinegar to produce carbon dioxide gas.
The gas built up enough pressure to push the foaming liquid out of the top of the bottle.


Lets try this project with your toddler!

Gambatte ne 😉

May Allah swt always blessed your family. Amin~

About MamaFiza

Born in 1984. Family 1st; living in boulevard of peace, loving my treasured family, fully breastfeeding my precious 4 kids (tandem nursing) *30 months duration for each of 'em*, homeschool advocate, book writer, Work-at-Home-Mom (WAHM), certified Lactation Counselor (LC), official ZIN, yoga + pilates enthusiast, no pacifier & no maid rules! [Praise to God]

21. February 2008 by MamaFiza
Categories: My Fun Homeschool | Tags: , , , , , | 8 comments

Comments (8)

  1. wowwieee… what was the richter scale??

    loveitloveitloveit!! Love the look on the kids’ face when the volcano erupted.

    Hahaha “bye Steve” tu sounds familiar je..

    Subhanallah, at such young age the kids are exposed to real life science. Way to go.

  2. wow!

    its cool….
    good job kids…

  3. Wow, that’s fun..!! I thought of doing it some time ago but thinking about the messes, hehehe.. i put it on hold for awhile :P.

    But anyway, no harm to try, right? Will definitely try this one with my kids someday ;).

    Thx for the cute video. [The kids + the mama are all cutey2, hehehe..]

    Share more..!! 😉

  4. Masya’allah… your kids are so smart….
    Thanks…. show more of these okie !! 🙂

  5. I watched your home video with my son and we both enjoyed it greatly! My son made me play the video repeatedly – a sure sign of keen interest in your project! Thanks for the fun educational video, Mamafiza;)

  6. haha~ comeeellll XD

  7. Wow, like you idea so much! i’ve seen this thousand times in TV, but never have though to actually do it with my son. thanks! 😀

  8. wow…..exciting…can`t wait to try it out…actually doin it 4 skull science experiment….haha….

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