summer activity. science experiment. oh so fun.

If you’ve been following along, you know that we created a summer bucket list. A little something to make sure we don’t run out of things to do this summer. You can find a {free} printable summer bucket list here, if you missed it earlier.


One of the items on our bucket list was doing a {science experiment}. I have boys, yo, so science is always a crowd pleaser. Fun for us and maybe fun for you too.

For you, three experiments that are pretty simple, but provide lots of smiles. What could be better?

Experiment No. 1: blowing up a balloon with pop rocks


The boys watched in awe as a balloon inflated after adding pop rocks to some Diet Coke. What made it happen? Carbon Dioxide. So cool. Love it? Follow Steve Spangler Science as he shares the {how to} and {why’s} of this experiment. Super fun and super fizzy.

Experiment No. 2: a harry potter potion

Doesn’t anyone love a good potion? My kids don’t actually know much about Harry Potter, but the potion side of it had them hooked. A little magical lesson in how the carbon dioxide in Pop Rocks can make for some pretty cool things. Find the potion directions by visiting the pop rocks site. We got a little silly and made up some magic chants of our own. A little bit of magic for the day.

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Experiment No. 3: homemade rock candy

This one falls in to the patient category because you do have to wait for those crystals to grow, but I promise it will be worth the wait. The boys followed a recipe by a very creative mommy blogger that shared her secrets {and tips} to rock candy. You can find her scientific and delicious recipe here.

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Our rock candy experiment was a the perfect way to wrap up our science day and add a little something sweet to our summer. The boys loved it. And, I loved the smiles that followed. Isn’t that what every mama wants?

A perfect way to spend a summer day and let those kids experiment a little. Give it a try. Maybe your little ones will love it as much as mine.

try. enjoy. share.

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4 Responses to summer activity. science experiment. oh so fun.

  1. Brandy July 15, 2014 at 9:50 am #

    Oh I love these Ideas! Especially the Harry Potter potion, must try that with my kids! Thanks for linking back to our Rock Candy. It’s how I found your fun blog!

    Brandy from Gluesticks 🙂

    • lulu & linen July 17, 2014 at 9:35 am #

      Thanks! Loved your Rock Candy and can’t wait to try out some of your other goodies too!

  2. Gregs July 17, 2014 at 11:34 am #

    You are the cutest… your kids are so lucky they always have something clever and fun to do 😉 Xo

    • lulu & linen July 17, 2014 at 11:35 am #

      Awwww, thanks. They’re pretty awesome to go along with all of my ridiculous ideas. xxoo

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