Looking for things to do on New Years Eve for kids? Try this fizzy sensory play!
New Year’s Eve fizzy sensory play activity
Quick resource >> Download your ready-made New Year Unit here
This is a really fun science experiment that you can try with your children: using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar to have fun with chemistry. It’s a great invitation to play for New Year’s Eve, providing child-friendly New Year fizz!
To set up the invitation to play you will need small containers filled with some bicarbonate of soda.
You can sprinkle some glitter on top – or hide it underneath as a surprise to be revealed.
Using fancy glasses and dishes is fun to fit with a New Year’s party theme.
You’ll also need to set out some vinegar, along with spoons or pipettes.
Place your soda-filled pots on a tray, plate or bowl to help contain the fizz that will happen once the chemistry gets to work.
And then it’s time to make some New Year Fizz.
Use a spoon or pipette to drop vinegar on to the bicarbonate of soda.
You can have fun with a ‘ten-nine-eight… Happy New Year!‘ countdown before you drop on the vinegar.
As the vinegar touches the bicarbonate of soda a chemical reaction happens between them to make a big fizz.
You can keep topping up the vinegar and soda to make your fizz grow bigger and bigger.
Can you make it fizz up right over the top of the glass?
Download your ready-made New Year thematic unit
Download your ready-made New Year thematic unit from the Play Academy and you’ll have everything you need to guide your children through a fun and thoughtful new year.
In this New Year Unit your children can:
:: learn about New Year celebrations and enjoy new year fizz sensory play
:: make a homemade calendar
:: complete their unique What A Year! journal page
:: make noise makers and fireworks
:: set New Year’s resolution goals
:: make a wishing wand or make a poster of their Word of the Year
Bonus New Year thematic unit printables
The Play Academy’s thematic units come with practical printables that make the lessons more engaging for your children and easier for you to teach.
No need to go searching for printables to accompany your lessons, they’re all included when you download your chosen unit.
In this New Year Unit you’ll receive these bonus printables:
:: a Draw Your Own Calendar
:: a What A Year! New Year Review poster / journal page
:: a New Year Colouring page
:: and New Year Goals printables
How to download your ready-made New Year Unit
You can download your ready-made New Year unit, along with over 50 more, from NurtureStore’s Play Academy.
If you are already of the Play Academy, you can download this unit straight away from our Library here.
If you are not yet a member, find out more and choose your first unit here. Your teaching is about to get a whole lot easier!