Erupting Volcanoes!

In the Kindergarten Program, we dedicated the months of January and February to exploring the immense topic of Geology. For a couple of weeks we got to focus on the fascinating natural phenomena of volcanic eruptions. In one hands-on activity, each child was given the opportunity to create their very own "eruption" using a few household items. We started mixing together baking soda, salt, and red food coloring in a cup. Next, we added a squirt or two of dish liquid to the top of the mix. To mimic the shape of a volcanic mountain, a party hat with the top cut off was placed over the cup. The last step was to pour in the vinegar and watch the eruption!