Rocket Scientists started out with Kitchen Science for Kids
Your child could be a future rocket scientist. Who knows?
The No Non-cents Nanna’s believes that our children’s future begins at birth and influenced by parental encouragement to explore with every day things in the kitchen at the appropriate developmental age.
This post will share ideas on how to start using kitchen science everyday with your children.
This post will share some fun and simple ideas of things in your very own kitchen that your children can safely begin to learn science and math learn from plus links to the best kids science recipe collection on Pinterest.
The chemical reaction of baking soda a vinegar always stimulates a fascination for future rocket scientists, doctors, nurses, chemists pharmacists and so on….
No need to measure unless you want to. But CAUTION a little dab and a teaspoon full is all you really need.
Have you allowed your kids to play with liquid food coloring?
- food coloring is cheap
- kids learn about mixing colors
- Sure it can make a mess. But children learn from consequences. They can help clean up
When experiment with food coloring be sure to have the kids wear something already stained. They will learn something new stains along with a very cool memory. So, be sure to pictures like I did a few years back to capture the moment. When junior graduates with a PHD you can sahre with the world how you gave your genius their start.
Learning kitchen science is fun for future scientists.
And something kitchen science gets unexpected reactions. That is the amazing thing about kitchen science.
Breaking an egg may make a mess and it’s OK. Kids will learn from the cause and effect. it’s scientific!
What are some ways we can drop an egg and not have it break?
How sweet it is to practice pouring sugar through a funnel into a bottle!
In this image No Non-cents Nanna’s Heart Felt Play Store’s model, Sophie-Do-It was about 3 years old when we made DIY sugar scrub kit gifts from a sugar mixture.
AS i recall Sophie-Do-It had made essential oil scented bath salt made from Epsom salts; baking soda and essential oils.
- She learned to combine ingredients
- Learned to estimate how much she needed to put in a bottle with a lid.
- Learned how to be a young scientist
- Learned to make something to give to others
Need a Sugar Scrub recipe? it is a usual scientific concoction.
Budding chemists will learn about measuring and proportions with this good reason to have sugar in the house..
What are the basics for Home Made Sugar Scrub?
- 1 cup of some kind of sugar in crystallized form
- 1/2 cup of oil
80% to 20%
Check out some other bloggers cool recipes for sugar scrub
Basic Scrub Ingredients:
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 T. coconut oil, melted
sometimes I use olive oil
Homemade Vanilla Sugar Scrub
3-Ingredient Peppermint Sugar Scrub
Because I am a typ-o queen and want to keep my post short love the liberty of copy and paste with credits to other bloggers who also appreciate giving DIY gifts of sugar scrub.
Click HERE to learn exfoliate options; liquid options; add-ins. DIY Basic Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes plus Endless Variations
Your future pharmacist can add kitchen ingredients to their experimental facials.
- oatmeal ( I pu my dry oat meal in the blender on grind
- essential oils *
Non-cents Nanna chooses to add a few drops of doTerra essential oils to the mixture. Before you experiment with essential oils I suggest you ask a doTerra wellness advocate or attend an EO Make & Take party so you know what is appropriate to use on your skin.
- wild orange
Future Rocket Scientists Learn from Measuring and Pouring.
Childhood is the best time of life to begin to learn about cause adn effect; develop small motor skills like pouring; estimating volume; measuring volume; forming their first hypothesis.
All our future doctors and nurses need to start learning science is a few kitchen tools, water, and some imagination.
In the image below I gave my grand daughters a big tub of water; a few squirts of dish soap; colanders and bottles. They did not need directions. Easy clean up on the patio and it’s all scientific in its basic form.
Home made play dough is a great way to learn mathematics proportions.
Need a few recipes that the kids can help make?
Click HERE to explore my Play Dough Board on Pinterest for nearly 1,000 play dough ideas for kids and kids at heart.
Follow the board then feel free to comment on your favorite recipes.
Measuring, mixing, adding, dividing, organizing, coloring and observing changes are just a few ways that helps children to begin to learn scientific skills.
Dividing up play dough is an elementary math skill, critical thinking skill such as comparing sizes and shapes.
Are you looking for cool kitchen science recipes?
Click HERE to explore Heart Felt Play Store’s growing Science Recipes board on Pinterest.
Follow our Science Recipe board to explore at your leisure or when you need a science recipes idea.
What tools do kids need to start learning from kitchen science?
Well, I’d say pretty much any kitchen utensil you have that the kids can’t get hurt on. ( age appropriate.)
- plastic cups
- plastic spoons
- pots and pans
- bowl and tubs
- measuring tools
- turkey baster
- coffee filters
- medicine syringe or medicine cup
- what did I miss?
Your child may want to pretend to be a doctor or nurse. Handling tools for measuring medicine help children feel more comfortable with taking medication or going to the doctor. Parents should be sure to teach children the difference between real and pretend as well as setting safety boundaries to not take the real medicine mom or dad give with the doctor’s orders.
Science theme party favors?
No Non-cents Nanna’s own Heart Felt Play Store is now retired, but, you can still enjoy the fun ideas for scientific child’s play
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