Saturday, August 16, 2008

Pink Saturday #11





It's Pink Saturday again and I was trying to decide what to do this week when I remembered a project I did with my kindergarten class this past school year. Every year at the end of May we make volcanoes. We paper mache's little water bottles and then paint them. I always ask the kids what they think we could put in them to have the volcanoes erupt. I give them a hint that one ingredient is dry and the other is wet. Their guesses are too funny! Finally I let them know that we add white vinegar and baking soda. I put red food coloring in the vinegar to help make it look like lava when the eruption begins. Without fail the volcanoes erupt a lovely pink! This picture is what we did with the left over vinegar in the bottle. They kids get so excited seeing this huge eruption. Below is a very short video of them watching it. I love the excitement in their voices as it is being recorded.



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55 comments:

KarenHarveyCox said...

Dawn, you are always filled with such great inspiration. This one takes the cake! I love the design of your new backdrop here. This is truly gorgeous. Happy Pink Saturday. Karen

Beverly said...

Dawn, you are a true blessing to every child that has ever had you as their teacher.

A volcano with pink lava. Love it.

Anonymous said...

I love the volcano and the video clip. As one child said, "Awesome" "Now that is really good!"

Karie said...

I am the above anonymous--Karie

Virginia said...

How lucky for all those children to have you as a teacher. You can hear the excitment on there voices.Have a happy week, and many Blessings to you.

Picket said...

Ohhhh what a great teacher you are and what a great idea! Have a wonderful weekend friend!

bj said...

Ahhhh, pink lava...how cool is that!

Smilingsal said...

That's the prettiest MESS ever!

CONNIE said...

happy PS, dawn. That's one great pink experiment. Awesome indeed!

Have a great weekend.

Joy said...

Such a neat experiment for the kids, and pink to boot!

Donna said...

What a sweet video. I love hearing all those happy little voices. Pretty shade of pink too!

dana said...

That brings back lots of memories of my days of working with elem. kiddos---they just get so excited and they SHOW it! I also enjoyed catching up on your recent posts---I loved your artwork and I got a kick our of your photo with your daughter. Mine just turned 29--I can't believe it. Hope your Sat. is great. dana

pennie said...

O, how fun and nice to hear the excitement too. Happy teaching :)

Best, Pennie

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I use to do this with my class. I always loved to see the wonder and amazement in their eyes!
Have a great pink Sat.
Diane

Kathy said...

What a great science project! My daughter taught 4th/5th grades before taking a break to have her babies. She used to make the volcaonoe also. The kids always loved it!
Kathy

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Dawn! Happy Pink Saturday! This is so neat. I know that your class children just love you. It looks like you really make learning fun for them. Happy Birthday to your pretty daughter. Time goes too fast doesn't it? Also, I loved your art! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

xoxo,
Queenie!

She'sSewPretty said...

How fun! It sounds like it was a very memorable day!

paintinpatti said...

Hi Dawn - what a fun post - from one kinder-to-be teacher to another! I'll be buggin' you this year for HELP! Hugs!

Queen Goob said...

You "still" is a great action shot - I was turning my head sideways trying to figure out what it was.

I didn't until I read your post.

What fun!

Bobbi Jo said...

Dawn that was fun to watch! You’ve got to love little kids enthusiasm. If only we could stay that way as adults. When I looked at the top picture I was trying to figure out what it was, that was neat. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Marina Capano said...

Hi Dawn! that was fun to watch! my daugther Dolores, made volcano in the school too! it is cool!
You had orginal and nice pink post! lovely! Happy Pink Saturday!
visit me anytime...

Marina

MyBigMouth said...

What a wonderful project!!
I bet my preschool class would LOVE this!
And I love the bubbly pinkness of it.
Great video,thanks for sharing!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, what an adorable movie! Those little voices are just ecstatic!!

Big PINK TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh Dawn, This may be the winner of the pink post today. I LOVED that and the children's voices were so sweet. What an awesome post. Before I read it I just stared and stared at your pink photo trying to figure out what it was. Loved it. ~ Lynn

Darlene said...

Hi Dawn,
That is just too cool...and erupting pink volcano....neat!!
Happy Pink Saturday!

artis1111 said...

We never had that much fun!! I want to go back to school. Kathy

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

You always have such original pink things to show! This was a lot of fun. I remember getting excited about making vinegar and baking soda volcanoes when I was a kid, but I never thought to add food coloring! That takes it to a whole other level of fun!

Kady

Greyscale Territory said...

This is priceless! I have heard of doing this but have never seen this volcanic eruption!

Enjoyed the whole post!

Judy said...

When you do the extra things with the kids it shows you are a great teacher, Have a Blessed day.
Hugs,
Judy

Patricia said...

Your blog is just stunning and I enjoyed your pink, very much. Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Cottage said...

What a cute idea! The kids sounded so happy and intrigued by it all...and you did up so 'pink' and pretty. :)
Thanks for sharing,
Melissa

Cori G. said...

Hi Dawn,
What a great idea! Who would have thought to make a pink volcano? Your kids must have been thrilled!
Have a fun pink weekend!

Thru Pink Curtains said...

that was so fun to watch. at first i thought oh was a pretty ping and then what is that???! thanks for the post. your wall paper is the same as someone else's on here...............

Vanessa Greenway said...

That was super cool! xo Vanessa

Susan Hickam said...

Now that is a volcano I wouldn't mind getting close to. Loved hearing the kids voices! Happy Pink Saturday.

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

How pretty and creative!! I bet the kids love having YOU for a teacher!!! I will have to try this with my two childrenthat are still at home the next time they say "I'm bored" They will love it!!! Have a wonderful day!

My Artful Heart said...
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My Artful Heart said...

Wow...what neat pink lava...and a really neat video. Happy Pink Saturday to you!

Deborah said...

LOL! This is too cute, Dawn!
You know my three year old and five year old grandkids talk about volcanos a lot recently...maybe I should try this with them.

Hugs,
Deborah

Tricia said...

I loved making volcanoes with my 2nd graders. That was always a favorite science lesson. Happy Pink Saturday

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Too cute! Nova came running over to see what was going on when he heard the other kids, lol!

My Crafty Little Page said...

What a load of fun! Loved hearing the kids excitement! Hugs, Nancy

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I agree! AWESOME!

Lara said...

never thought of a pink volcano! looks so cool!

Jeanne said...

Dawn, Wow!!! I feel like those kids watching the volcano erupt. That is one of the best pink posts ever.

The bridal shower was a success. I just didn't have time to visit yesterday.

Love, Jeanne

melissa said...

My boys all use to love making these volcanos- of course they never made the PINK variety!! Very cool :)

Melissa

Satsuki Rebel said...

Isn't it great how excited kids get over things? They always make the mundane that much better. (In my case I use this mixture for cleaning out my drain.)

rosechicfriends said...

How Cool! Bet those kids loved it too!
Happy Pink!
Lorena

Mya said...

What could be better than a pink volcano? You must be such a fun teacher! Happy pink.
-Mya

Abuela Beauty said...

Hi Dawn!!
What an excellent project! And the little voices are adorable!
Thanks for visit my blog!
I just posted the photos of my trip!!
If you want you can see them on my blog!

Besitos from Argentina!!
Silvia

Margie said...

Cool! That's how I clean my drains, I think maybe I'll add some red food coloring to my vinegar the next time and clean it out with the *pink lava*!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Dawn!

Now that is one great Pink Saturday posting! Love it and I am sure the kids did to!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Nancy said...

Hi Dawn, It's so nice to meet you. thanks for coming by and leaving a comment...please come back any time..
I will have to try this with my niece....she will love it...thanks for sharing. Nancy

Jan and Tom's Place said...

A PINK Volcano...neat!!

Thanks for the visit, Dawn.

nikkimo said...

that is so awesome-fun.!!!!!
how cool is that.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love it.
im gonna have to tell me mom
to check it out.

cheers!

monique