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SUMMER SCIENCE FOR KIDS

SAND VOLCANO FUN FOR KIDS
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Making a sand volcano is tons of fun for kids! You can easily set this activity up at the beach or right in your sand box. Rosie and Jewel really look forward to making beach volcanoes every Summer.

How to Make a Sand Volcano
Making a sand volcano is tons of fun for kids! You can easily set this activity up at the beach or right in your sand box.

Making a sand volcano is tons of fun for kids!  You can easily set this activity up at the beach or right in your sand box.
You only need a few common materials for this activity, making it really easy to set up when traveling.

Materials
Sand
A Sand Bucket
Baking soda
Vinegar
Optional: food coloring
Method
All you have to do to form the volcano is take a beach bucket and pack sand up and around it. Continue adding sand until the bucket is fully covered and the desired shape is formed. The bucket makes the perfect core, and you most likely always have one on hand when playing in the sand or visiting the beach. I have found that using a taller, skinnier bucket produces the perfect volcano shape

Making a sand volcano is tons of fun for kids! You can easily set this activity up at the beach or right in your sand box.

I filled the bucket acting as the core 3/4 of the way with sand so that it would take less baking soda and vinegar to make it fully erupt. Then it was time to PLAY! Add up to a cup of baking soda to the volcano, pour in the desired amount of vinegar, and then …….
Making a sand volcano is tons of fun for kids! You can easily set this activity up at the beach or right in your sand box. Making a sand volcano is tons of fun for kids! You can easily set this activity up at the beach or right in your sand box.

The most amazing sand volcano will quickly bubble over and erupt right before your eyes

Making a sand volcano is tons of fun for kids! You can easily set this activity up at the beach or right in your sand box.

This is just one of the many science experiments you can do with your children throughout the summer break. For the other 24 activities, go here!

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