Fizzy Flowers: Easy STEM Activity

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Are you ready to add a touch of magic to your summer activities? Fizzy Flowers is an enchanting experiment that combines faded real flowers, baking soda, vinegar, and a sprinkle of curiosity. This hands-on sensory experience allows children to witness an awe-inspiring transformation as the flowers fizz and bubble. Join us in this blog post as we delve into the details of this captivating activity and explore the science behind baking soda and vinegar experiments for kids.

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:



  • Baking soda
  • Tray or sensory bin
  • Faded real flowers (such as roses or daisies)
  • Vinegar
  • Eye dropper or spray bottles (filled with vinegar)
  • Food coloring
  • Bowls

How to Set Up Faded Flowers

Setting up the Fizzy Flowers:
Begin by spreading a layer of baking soda evenly on a tray or in a sensory bin. Gently place the faded real flowers on top of the baking soda, arranging them in a way that showcases their beauty.

Introducing the Vinegar:
Fill a few bowls with vinegar. Add a few drops of food colouring into each bowl. Use eye droppers to distribute the vinegar on to the baking soda. Vinegar, an acid, will react with the baking soda, a base, creating a fizzing reaction.

Witnessing the Transformation:
Invite your child to become budding scientists as they explore the fizzy flower experiment. Encourage them to squeeze the eye dropper the vinegar onto the flowers, watching in amazement as the reaction occurs. Observe the fizzy bubbles forming on the petals and the color changes that may take place.

Exploring and Learning:
Encourage children to make observations and ask questions about the transformation. What happens when vinegar comes into contact with baking soda? Why does it create bubbles? Engage them in a conversation about the science behind the experiment and explore their curiosity.

The Science Behind Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiments

Acid-Base Reaction:
Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is a base, while vinegar (acetic acid) is an acid. When they combine, the acid-base reaction takes place, resulting in the formation of carbon dioxide gas, water, and a salt. The release of carbon dioxide gas causes the fizzing and bubbling effect we observe during the experiment. This reaction provides an excellent opportunity for children to explore chemical reactions and understand the fundamentals of acids and bases.

Fizzy Flowers is a captivating and educational experiment that combines faded real flowers, baking soda, and vinegar to create a stunning and fizzy transformation. By engaging in this hands-on activity, children have the opportunity to witness the fascinating chemistry behind baking soda and vinegar reactions. They can observe the fizzing, color changes, and learn about the concept of acids and bases. So, gather your flowers, baking soda, and vinegar, and embark on an adventure of scientific discovery and sensory engagement with Fizzy Flowers!

Age Suitability

This activity is good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up with adult assistance.

Mess Level

The mess level for this activity is low.

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed

Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!

Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers

There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!

But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.

Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.

Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again! 

These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!

Click here for more information: Play2Learn

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

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.

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

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.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.

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 share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 airs in the summer of 2023! We were also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.

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.

This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up. 


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