Thursday, June 18, 2015

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Fizzy Flower Sensory Dough!

Fizzy flower sensory dough is perfect for spring and summer sensory science...and it smells absolutely divine!

This dough was super fun to make, play with, and fizz, but I am absolutely in love with how it smells!  When we were done, I wanted to keep the mess out just because it smelled so wonderful!

The whole activity took about an hour, and was even more fun because we used fresh flowers from outside!  This is a fantastic science/sensory activity that would go great with our Preschool Botany Class!

To get started, let your kiddos pick a few flowers of their choice and pull the petals off:

Add one cup of baking soda and 2 1/2 tablespoons of hand lotion.

Depending on your lotion, you may need more or less than 2 1/2 tablespoons.  You want a nice crumbly texture that holds together when you squeeze it.  At this point, our kiddos wanted to add more flowers!

And let the sensory exploration begin!

We had "flying snowmen" and all sorts of creations:

When you're done children are done playing with the dough, it's time to break out the fizzing!  Cut a lemon in quarters and give each child a quarter lemon to start with.  We put a handful of dough at a time in another bin to test the fizz!  Then each kiddo squeezed lemon juice onto the dough...this became incredible fine motor exercise!  As the lemon hit the dough, our kids were glued:

My eight-year old commented: "It looks like lemons are acidic!"  Yep!  The citric acid in lemons reacts with baking soda the same way vinegar does...they combine and release carbon dioxide (a gas) which bubbles and looks super fun!  If you've followed our blog for long, you know our kids adore fizzing, "exploding" reactions!   And the lemons add another fantastic fragrance to the whole mixture!

Of course, once the bubbles and fizzing started, everyone wanted to touch the fizzy mixture again!  It even molded into a new squishy dough!

Do you love fizzing dough?  If so, you may want to check out our fizzing snow dough, fizzing dinosaur eggs, rainbow volcano, or fizzing rainbow eggs!  And if you have your own fizzing dough projects, I'd love to see it!  Feel free to send me a note or share it on our PreschoolPowolPackets Facebook page!

Also, today is the Fizzing Dough Day in the 12 Months of Sensory Doughs Series!

Be sure to check out these other blogs for more fizzing dough ideas:

Lemon-Lime Fizzy Dough | Lemon Lime Adventures
Fizzy Dough Cupcakes | Study at Home Mama
Fizzy Bath Dough | Still Playing School
Fizzy Lemon Juice Dough | Creative World of Varya
Edible Fizzy Dough | Wildflower Ramblings
Fizzy Ice-cream Dough | Squiggles and Bubbles
Fizzy Flower Sensory Dough! |  Preschool Powol Packets
Rainbow Fizzy Cloud Dough | Powerful Mothering
Fizzy Volcano Play Dough | In The Playroom
Orange Fizzy Dough on Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail

I may share at any of these parties!

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