Science with kids is always so fun! Adding simple science to our Christmas theme in preschool is going to be a great way to bring keep the few weeks before break from getting too full of must-get-these-things-done items and keep the time fun for my 3 year-olds.
We use jingle bells at Christmas time for different things…many beyond jingling for music and decorations!
Dancing Jingle Bells
- clear glass container
- jingle bells
- carbonated soda (we used Sprite)
Continue the Christmas and Santa learning and add in literacy, math, and fine motor into the fun this December!
We all know how important building fine motor skills are. Intentionally add practice into your daily routine. You won’t be disappointed!
Alice Thompson says
Hurrah it worked!! Just love this Nicole. Can't wait to try it out.
Thanks Alice! It is really a lot of fun!
I love this! I have been a preschool teacher in kindergarten picture for 30+ years. I absolutely love this and have never done it……until now! Thank you!
I hope your preschoolers loved it!
Sigh. I have tried it twice and it didn’t work either time. I have basic jingle bells. Sprite. A clear glass.
But as the preschooler said – sometimes experiments work and sometimes they don’t. There is No reason to get upset.
Nicole Franklin says
Oh no! We did this again this past week and it worked in 2 different jars. Are you using a can of Sprite? I wonder if a can versus a bottle of soda works better. And maybe start with just one or 2 jingle bells to see what happens??
We couldn’t get it to work with soda, probably because we were using soda from a bottle that had been open a couple days. We tried Alka Seltzer, and that didn’t work either. Finally, we had success with water, baking soda and vinegar. We poured the vinegar in a little at a time, to keep it from overflowing and to keep them dancing for a while. Tomorrow, I’ll try to get a can of soda to see it work again. Thanks for this great idea!