This week in the Pine Tree group we explored all things spooky and slimy by creating our very own magic potions. Things got a little messy, but our scientists and witches created some very interesting concoctions!
One child, for example, created a potion that "makes you want to eat everything"
Another child's potion had the unfortunate side effect that "whoever uses it or drinks it explodes"!
There were so many different ingredients to choose from; from shaving cream and hair gel to food coloring and spices, and they mixed together absolutely everything! One of the most exciting parts of potion making was watching how the ingredients reacted with one another, most notably the Alka-Seltzer tablets mixed with water and baby oil. These ingredients produced an unexpected but very welcome fizzy reaction!
Once most of the chemists had their fill of spooky and slimy fun, I noticed that a few of them were especially intrigued by the fizzy reaction and wanted to see just how fizzy and explosive their potions could become. I grabbed the baking soda and vinegar and we headed outside to observe their bubbling cauldrons of magic.
Hope you had a fun and spooky weekend!