It snowed again in the Dallas area last night.  I’m pretty sure we have about 4 inches of beautiful white snow sitting in my yard right now.  It’s absolutely beautiful and I’m so glad school was closed so my children can enjoy it!

While trying to come up with fun snow activities for the rare occasion, we made more Snow Ice Cream then gathered together to make a cool baking soda volcano in the snow.

I ran to the kitchen to grab a glass bottle, baking soda, vinegar and food coloring.

Push your bottle into the snow, then build a volcano around it.  Dump in a good amount of baking soda in the bottle (I used about 5 tablespoons) then add a few drops of food coloring.  *I just remembered someone told me you can add a small squirt of dishwashing liquid to the baking soda to make more fizz, but since I am remembering this after the fact, I didn’t try it.  
baking soda volcano
When you are ready to see the volcano erupt, pour in 1-2 cups of vinegar and stand back!  The vinegar, which is an acid, and the baking soda, which is the alkali, form a reaction that neutralizes each other.  The reaction releases carbon dioxide (the bubbles or gas) and “explodes”.

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