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.

Future rocket scientists futures began in mom’s kitchen. What is your child’s favorite kitchen experiment?

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….

Future scientists quickly learn too much fun and and a bit messy. Put a cookie sheet underneath the foaming concoction.

Baking soda and vinegar chemical reaction in your kitchen may inspire your future rocket scientist.

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.

Want to child to be a rocket scientist or a pharmacist in the future? Do Science Experiment in the kitchen for fun.
Add to our list of things to do besides video games?

Learning kitchen science is fun for future scientists.

And something kitchen science gets unexpected reactions. That is the amazing thing about kitchen science.

Learning kitchen science is fun for future scientists. And something kitchen science gets unexpected reactions.- see post for best kids science recipe links

Breaking an egg may make a mess and it’s OK. Kids will learn from the cause and effect. it’s scientific!

“Making a mess is a part of the entire learning experience,” say No Non-cents Nanna, “and that is OK.”

What are some ways we can drop an egg and not have it break?

Bubble wrap?

Science experiments on how to prevent and egg form breaking. -post for more kitchen science ideas

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.

Pouring sugar through a funnel into a bottle helps children to gain small motor control and cause and effect. What else can a kids learn from pouring sugar?

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

Kids can make diy gifts with kitchen science -see post for science ideas

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..

Future cosmetologists may start learning about facial ingredients with kitchen science/ chemistry

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

When kids measure ingredients they learn kitchen science. -see post for more science ideas for kids

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 *
  • fruit
  • yogurt
  • vanilla
  • spices

 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.

Sensory play STEM use essential oils in play dough and home made sugar scrub -post for more diy kitchen science for kdis

  • wild orange
  • peppermint
  • lavender
  • grapefruit

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.

Future doctors, nurses and pharmacists can start learning about science in the back yard with a few kitchen tools and water . -see post for more science ideas for kids

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.

How many things can a child learn from home made play dough?

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?

Kitchen science with kids using kitchen utensils -see post for more kidsieideas

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
  • colanders
  • pots and pans
  • bowl and tubs
  • measuring tools
  • turkey baster
  • coffee filters
  • funnels
  • medicine syringe or medicine cup
  • what did I miss?

Kids can feel more comfortable taking oral mediation from a syringe when they can use it to measure color water for kitchen science -see post for more ideas

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

Get your party started for your future rocket scientist with this scientifically combined test tube party favors.
You add your choice of elemental goodies.
Test tubes (plastic) 6″ 5 3/4″ x 1 1/4″ with twist-on caps
Test Tube Tray
Scientific Party Favor Box -see post for where to find plastic test tubes with lids for kids party. this is available from Oriental Trading.

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