~I received Clifford The Big Red Dog Kitchen Science for review. Opinions and stories are my own.~
When we show children how learning can be fun and exciting, they grasp hold of that. All children grow up wanting to know how things work or how certain things are possible, so sharing with them the fun of figuring these things out through experimentation not only expands their knowledge, but also harnesses that love of learning.
A few weeks back I was given a Clifford The Big Red Dog Kitchen Science, which is a kit created by The Young Scientists Club. This kit is designed for 3+ and includes science experiments that you make with ingredients from your kitchen! There are many kits for children of varying ages as well as a few other Clifford the Big Red Dog kits for tots that are designed for Bubbles and Rainbows science!
I let the boys pick out a few experiments that they wanted to try. Yes, even my 16 year old was excited to play Kitchen Science! They had chose:
- Exploding Volcano
- Making Slime
- Colored Celery
Tot was really excited about making the Exploding Volcano. It was nice to have the explanation on what volcanoes are and how they form islands on the experiment page, as well as the explanation on how the experiment works when concluding the project. The instructions are extremely simple and include pictures for little ones to follow along.
I chose to do the Coloring Celery even though I knew it would take 24 hours to complete. I just thought Judah would get a kick out of waking up tomorrow morning and seeing purple celery! This was the easiest experiment to put together and didn’t require a mess to clean up.
Cody, of course, wanted to do Making Slime, but this isn’t any ordinary slime. The neat thing about this slime is that it is both a solid and a liquid. When manipulating the mixture it crumbles like cheese and breaks up like soil, however, if you let it be still on your hand it turns into liquid slime and runs out of your fingers. It is the strangest thing ever and the boys loved it to death!
It was actually a great sensory science for tot. He could notice the different textures and how it felt different based on what he did with it. It was really interesting watching his reactions. The real amusing part was seeing both of the boy’s faces when they realized cold water made it all disappear! Although this was the messiest experiment we did together, it was the most fun cleaning up!
We had such a great time spending the afternoon together. There was only excitement when discussing our next project, Making Crystals and Test Tube Explosions. It’s the greatest thing in the world to see your children so happy to learn and spend time together as a family. This is definitely on my top, top, top gifts for the Holidays! Especially since you can order a membership and have them shipped directly to your house!
You can find out more about The Young Scientists Club and all their kits by visiting their website. Make sure to get your child involved in the Clubhouse where they can share about their experiments, ask questions and learn more interesting facts! To help support your young scientists as well as the Club, do make sure to “Like” them on Facebook, Follow along at @TYSClub on Twitter and check out other amazing experiments from kids on their Pinterest Page!