Kids Easter Craft Activities
Kids Easter Activities
It is Easter time and here at Canberra Centre we’ve compiled a list of five Easter-themed STEM activities for the kids — from slime to disappearing eggshells!
Published 01 April

Easter Baking Soda Experiment

  Kids Easter Activities

Everyone knows the good ol’ baking soda and vinegar experiment but let’s spice it up with an Easter twist.

What you need:

  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Food dye
  • Plastic bottle or cup
  • An empty egg carton or several small bowls

Method:

  1. Place a drop of food colouring in each bowl.
  2. Add a few spoonfuls of baking soda on top of the food colouring. Make sure to hide the food colouring so the kids won’t know what colour to expect.
  3. Add vinegar into the plastic bottle or cup.
  4. Time to get fizzy! Let the kids squeeze the vinegar onto the baking soda and watch the magic happen.

Note: measurements aren’t very important for this one because no matter how much baking soda you add, the vinegar will always cause a reaction!

 

Easter Slime

    Kids Easter Activities

Other than the sheer fun of learning science, sticky, messy slime is always a hit with kids! Fun fact: the stretching, squeezing action has a calming, focusing quality, which is why it is often used in therapy to ground fidgety kids. This fun sensory activity is sure to get the kids off their devices! Let’s add an Easter twist by creating pastel coloured slime.

 

What you need:

  • 2/3 cup of white/PVA glue
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ cup of water
  • Food colouring (colours of your choice)
  • 2-3 cups of shaving cream (do not use shaving gel)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of contact lens solution (must contain boric acid and sodium borate)

 

Method:

  1. Combine the glue, water, baking soda, and shaving cream into a large bowl.
  2. Add in your chosen food colouring. Note: only add a small drop to ensure the colour is pastel.
  3. Add in half of the contact solution and knead.
  4. Repeat step two for the second half of the contact solution.
  5. There you have it — Easter slime!

 

The Disappearing Eggshell

    Kids Easter Activities

Kids love magic but the disappearing eggshell is not as mysterious as it may seem. After the experiment has been conducted, be sure to research the scientific explanation! P.S. it involves calcium carbonate and carbon dioxide. This activity is not only fun, but it is also beneficial for our little one’s development. It takes two days in total, so it helps teach the importance of patience.

What you need:

  • A container with a lid
  • White vinegar
  • An egg

Method:

  1. Place your egg into the container.
  2. Fill the container with vinegar and submerge the entire egg. Make sure to leave 2cm of space from the lid in case the carbon dioxide gas causes the lid the burst.
  3. Place the lid loosely on the container.
  4. Wait and watch patiently over two days for the magic to happen. Tip: if you’re putting more than one egg in the container, make sure they aren’t touching each other.

 

Rainbow Rubber Eggs

    Kids Easter Activities

This activity requires the use of your shell-less egg from the disappearing eggshell experiment — make sure not the throw that one out!

What you need:

  • Your shell-less egg
  • Sharpies

Method:

  1. This one is simple, get artsy! Use the Sharpies to add Easter designs onto your egg. Try out some colour dots and stripes or opt for one solid colour.

 

Egg Drop Challenge

  Kids Easter Activities

This activity is mostly up to the kids! Their mission is to create some kind of contraption using whatever materials they can think of to protect a raw egg from a high fall.

In order to be successful, the egg must remain unbroken once it has hit the ground.

Add an incentive to the challenge by offering successful candidates a prize!

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