Who can’t use a little extra love chemistry in their lives? Especially when you have young kids…you know what I mean, don’t you!?
Why not grab a few ingredients out of your kitchen today and set up this fun pretend-play Love Potion Chemistry activity for your kids to get them thinking about the people in their lives that they care about.
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Step 1: Making Magic Love Powder
To begin our Love Potion Chemistry experiment, I told my 3 year old son, Onetime, we needed to make some Magic Love Powder.
I poured out some baking soda onto a cookie tray and gave him a toy hammer. He enjoyed pounding and crushing the chunks of baking soda for a few minutes.
Next, I told him we were going to make a love potion and I gave him a shaker of red glitter and some purple sequins to add to the mixture.
Together we wrote some “magic” love words (love, friendship, caring, Mommy, Daddy, and names of family members and friends that he loves, etc.) in the powder on the tray.
Step 2: Adding Liquid Love
Then came the exciting part – I gave Onetime a spray bottle full of vinegar. I added a bit of red food colouring into it to make it look extra special – it just doesn’t show up well in the photos.
I told my son that the spray bottle contained Liquid Love! and that to make the potion, he had to spray it onto the Magic Love Powder.
This was Onetime’s favourite part! As soon as he started spraying, the baking soda and vinegar reacted and created fizzing bubbles of CO2. The coolest part was that the sparkles seemed to coalesce on the bubbles. It looked really cool and MAGICAL!
Onetime spent close to 45 minutes spraying and making his Love Potion! He really got into the activity as you can see!
At one point, I added some heart cookie cutters and put some more Magic Love Powder in them for Onetime to spray. With the reaction contained a little more, the results were interesting!
When Onetime was all done playing, we used this “potion” to make some really cute, unique gifts for friends and family for Valentine’s Day. To see the instructions – click here!
Overall, this was a super fun and EASY to set up experiment and activity. It entertained Onetime for over an hour and got him thinking about Valentine’s Day and the people he cares about (and created a fun little gift!).
If you like having some background music on when your child plays – why not listen to Love Potion #9 by the Clovers?
Hope you give it a try!
If you’re looking for other kids’ fun and educational Valentine’s Day activities, be sure to follow our Pinterest board:Follow One Time Through’s board Valentines Day with Kids on Pinterest.
To a Love-ly (and fizzy!) Valentine’s Day!