Fizzy Apple Volcanoes: Easy STEM Fun

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Fizzy Apple Volcanoes: Easy STEM Fun is a fun and easy fizzy science experiment for kids! This simple to set up STEM activity is the perfect activity for home or in the classroom this fall.

Fizzy Apple Volcanoes: Easy STEM Fun

Fizzy Apple Volcanoes Science Fun

Creating apple volcanoes at home is one of those super easy kitchen science experiments, every child should experience especially during fall, apple picking season. When I set this up for my kids, they absolute loved it. Baking soda fizzy experiments are always a massive hit on our house. The colours, the smells, the sounds and the bubbles! This fun and easy chemical reaction was equal parts science and sensory!

Science for All Ages

One of the great things about this activity is that its safe for toddlers and preschoolers but exciting enough to entertain older grade school age kids as well! The main ingredients for this chemical reaction are baking soda and vinegar, common kitchen household items that is easily available at the grocery store.

Fizzy Apple Volcanoes: Easy STEM Fun

Easy Fizzy Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiments

Do you want to try more experiments with baking soda. You can also try our other fizzy experiments like our

Fizzy Apple Volcanoes: Easy STEM Fun

How to Make Apple Volcanoes

  1. Use a top to make a hole in the top of the apple. Use a spoon to make the hole slightly bigger.
  2. Fill the hole entirely with baking soda.
  3. Add food colouring and a few drops fo dish soap.
  4. Fill a squeeze bottle with vinegar. You can mix in some water in order to make your vinegar go further. Mix 1/3 water with 2/3 vinegar.
  5. Squeeze the vinegar into the apple and watch it erupt with fizzy. Keep adding vinegar until the reaction stops.
Fizzy Apple Volcanoes: Easy STEM Fun
Fizzy Apple Volcanoes: Easy STEM Fun
Fizzy Apple Volcanoes: Easy STEM Fun

Science Behind the Fizzy Apple Volcanoes

What happens when you combine baking soda with vinegar? Fizz! But why does this happen with two seemingly common ingredients. Baking soda is a base and vinegar is an acid. When an acid and a base mix they produce a gas called carbon dioxide.

Fizzy Apple Volcanoes: Easy STEM Fun
Fizzy Apple Volcanoes: Easy STEM Fun

Supplies for Fizzy Apple Volcanoes

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  • Crab apples or apples
  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Squeeze bottle or eye droppers
  • Knife (for adult use only)
  • Tray or sensory bin
Fizzy Apple Volcanoes: Easy STEM Fun

Age Suitability for Fizzy Apple Volcanoes

This activity is good for toddlers, pre-k, kindergarten aged children 3 years old and up. My kids are 4.5, 4.5 and 8 years old.

Mess Level 

The mess level for this activity is high. 

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed

Sensory play, language development, number recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

The benefits of sensory play:

  1. encourages the development of fine and gross motor skills;
  2. supports language development;
  3. can calm and relieve anxiety;
  4. promotes and strengthens memory; and
  5. helps develop the nerve connections the brain requires for higher learning.

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Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Fizzy Apple Volcanoes: Easy STEM Fun

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

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Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more. 

Find out more and grab your copy here.

Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids

Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.

  • 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
  • Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
  • Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.

Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!

Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.

TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to finally share my new crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched July 1 at on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube!

This show is all about fun and easy crafts for toddlers and preschoolers. 

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

The Best Sensory Play Kits for Kids

Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.

Our Sensory Play Kits are some fun and easy ways to keep your child engaged while at the same time using sensory play to nurture their mind!

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