Baking Soda Science

Category: Science, 3YR+, 4YR+, 5YR+, Reactions, Colors

Source: Little Bins For Little Hands

GOAL: Testing a simple chemical reaction!


  • Muffin tin
  • Small bowls
  • Eye dropper (Optional) / Spoon
  • Paper Towels
  • Vinegar
  • Food Coloring
  • Baking soda


1. Mix little bowls of vinegar with liquid food coloring
2. Use eyedropper to mix vinegar and watch chemical reaction
3. For a dramatic end, make a big reaction by dumping vinegar into a small bowl of baking soda!

TIME: 30 Min


The gas formed during this reaction is carbon dioxide which causes the fizzing and bubbly reaction.

This activity is also great for talking about the 5 senses. You can hear, feel, smell, and touch the reaction.