Bubbling Over

Garden Bin Preschool Craft

Experiment with a big, bubbly reaction to demonstrate how very thankful we are for our family and friends!


Baking soda
White vinegar
Food coloring
Eye dropper or spoon


  1. Make a small baking soda “volcano” (a mound with well in the center) on the plate.
  2. Add a few drops of food coloring to the center.
  3. Think of family and friends you are thankful for, and have your child drip a few drops of white vinegar in the center of the baking soda with each name; watch it bubble up!
  4. Add vinegar until the baking soda is used up; reset and experiment again!
  5. As you’re experimenting, say, “I am so thankful that God gave us family and friends—I can hardly keep it in! Let’s do a fun experiment to demonstrate how thankful we are for the people God gave us. Every time we say a family member or friend’s name, our baking soda bubbles up with thankfulness!”