(July 10, 2014) Yep this month sensory dough is fizzy! All I could think of was a volcano, not much of a dough… So I searched around and found this post from Life Lesson Plans. It shows a malleable dough and it’s fizzy, bingo!
We followed the instructions and Nico got mixing. On the left photo I love how he is trying so hard with his tongue out and on the right, even though is is looking disgusted, he is actually saying “It’s fun!”. Then he flattened everything like they had. We used food coloring in vinegar since we don’t have liquid watercolors, worked just as well. As a precaution I had dressed Nico all in dark blue so if he dropped any on himself it would not show even if it stained
…then I told him to put yellow on top of the blue, he was amazed to see green show up! We also made orange and purple. I tried to make him guess what would happen if we mixed this color with that color.
After that he decided to poke around the dough and cut it with his finger. The dough that was a little wet stuck to his finger, so I took some yellow vinegar and dripped some on his finger tip and it fizzed up. He said it felt funny like lots of little bubbles popping. I also did it on his hand which had a little bit of dough on the top of it, same result, he giggled.
I offered to slowly dump the whole cup (half filled) in the bin, he was shocked I offered but was thrilled! So he dumped it in slowly and was ecstatic about all the fizzing, lol. After the 3 colors he wanted to do more colors so we looked in the back of the food coloring box and followed the drop ratio they recommend. He wanted brown (one of his favorite colors), purple and green. I filled the cups only half and he got pouring, loving the big fizzing reactions!
All of a sudden he mildly flipped out and said he HAD to wash his hands right away and he was done. As we wetted his hands I notice the color on his hand and thought: “Oh oh, I forgot that food coloring stains the skin, oh well, he’ll be colorful for a few days” (trying not to flip out) but to my secret relief just a little hand soap made it all go away
So he had fun, learned a little science, asked if we could do a volcano (I’m out of baking soda so it’ll be for another day) and learned about mixing the primary colors, not a bad morning
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