Bees were buzzing and birds were singing. A few days of sunshine was all it took to get our tulips and daffodils peeking out of the ground.
Naturally, it is blustery and cold now but those lovely days a couple weeks back were a welcome preview of Spring just around the corner.
We spent as much time outside as possible, soaking up all the Vitamin D our bodies could absorb. In honor of the seasonal burst of color we'll experience soon, I set up a rainbow variation of a classic baking soda and vinegar science experiment for the kids.
|The kids helped set everything up, scooping four piles of baking soda onto their trays while I prepared the jars of vinegar and food coloring|
|I was pleasantly surprised to see them adding small amounts of liquid at a time and observing the reaction closely. William even commented that the bubbles left behind holes like craters|
|But after a while Sara decided that using one dropper at a time just wasn't enough...|
|Without any interference from me, this beautiful mess appeared on William's tray|
|Everything is more fun when you can do it outside|
Unable to resist the urge for instant springtime, I bought a Costco-sized flat of primroses (notice their pretty little heads in the background of the last photo above).
I'm so glad I took a few pictures of their colorful heads because this is what they looked like the following morning.