Baking Soda, Vinegar, and Hearts Sensory Play

YES, it’s another awesome baking soda and vinegar activity! My kids enjoy these materials so so much each and every time, and they always put a different spin on it. Both the toddler and the preschooler can interact with these materials in their own way, making them a great basis for fun sibling activities or play dates with kids of different ages.

This time, my 1-year-old and my 5-year-old enjoyed some Valentine-themed Baking Soda, Vinegar, and Hearts Sensory Play in the water table!

Super fun for toddlers and preschoolers on Valentine's Day or any day: Simple Baking Soda, Vinegar, and Hearts Sensory Play in the water table (or a sensory bin), perfect for siblings or play dates.

(N was 1 year and 7 months old.
E was 5 years and 3 months old.)

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Materials for Baking Soda, Vinegar, and Hearts Sensory Play

I chose to set up the materials in the water table. It works great for sibling activities for my toddler and preschooler, but you can absolutely do this activity in a low sensory bin or even on a cookie sheet, similar to how we did this Fizzy Easter Cookie Cutters activity.

Super fun for toddlers and preschoolers on Valentine's Day or any day: Simple Baking Soda, Vinegar, and Hearts Sensory Play in the water table (or a sensory bin), perfect for siblings or play dates.

E dove right in and started squeezing red vinegar into the baking soda. N experimented with the blue vinegar and with how to get it to go where he wanted it to.

Super fun for toddlers and preschoolers on Valentine's Day or any day: Simple Baking Soda, Vinegar, and Hearts Sensory Play in the water table (or a sensory bin), perfect for siblings or play dates.

E quickly switched to squeezing the vinegar into the measuring cup and pouring it from the cup on the baking soda. The chemical reaction was way more impressive this way!

Super fun for toddlers and preschoolers on Valentine's Day or any day: Simple Baking Soda, Vinegar, and Hearts Sensory Play in the water table (or a sensory bin), perfect for siblings or play dates.

N started focusing on other aspects of the activity and explored the cookie cutters

Super fun for toddlers and preschoolers on Valentine's Day or any day: Simple Baking Soda, Vinegar, and Hearts Sensory Play in the water table (or a sensory bin), perfect for siblings or play dates.

and the wet baking soda.

Super fun for toddlers and preschoolers on Valentine's Day or any day: Simple Baking Soda, Vinegar, and Hearts Sensory Play in the water table (or a sensory bin), perfect for siblings or play dates.

Together, E and N explored the baking soda further and realized that the colors hadn’t mixed, leaving some of the baking soda blue and some of it red in the same handful.

Super fun for toddlers and preschoolers on Valentine's Day or any day: Simple Baking Soda, Vinegar, and Hearts Sensory Play in the water table (or a sensory bin), perfect for siblings or play dates.

N ended up picking out some of the table scatter hearts, put them in a small cup that was lying around, and sat down a little ways away to play with the hearts.

Super fun for toddlers and preschoolers on Valentine's Day or any day: Simple Baking Soda, Vinegar, and Hearts Sensory Play in the water table (or a sensory bin), perfect for siblings or play dates.

In the meantime, E decided to cook a meal for all of us 🙂

Super fun for toddlers and preschoolers on Valentine's Day or any day: Simple Baking Soda, Vinegar, and Hearts Sensory Play in the water table (or a sensory bin), perfect for siblings or play dates.

I always enjoy how both kids put their own spin on the same materials 🙂

Super fun for toddlers and preschoolers on Valentine's Day or any day: Simple Baking Soda, Vinegar, and Hearts Sensory Play in the water table (or a sensory bin), perfect for siblings or play dates.

 

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Here are some more awesome sensory activities for you!

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Toddler Play with Foamy Blocks

Alphabet Learning Mini Sensory Bins by Little Bins for Little Hands

Simple Sensory Activities (When You Only Have 10 Minutes) by One Time Through

 

 

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  1. Colleen Tracy says:

    Hi just looking at your valentine vinegar and baking soda activity. Did you colour full strength vinegar for it to work or can you water it down? Thanks

    1. We use full-strength vinegar. I’ve never really thought about it, but I’d think that you could dilute it and still get a nice reaction. Let me know how it goes if you try!