Love can calm a brewing fight!

Perform a simple experiment with vinegar and soda, to create “fizz,” then snuff out the fizz with water.

You will need:

  • 1 tbsp of vinegar
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 2 tbsp of water coloured with a few drops of red food colouring
  • a small bowl

Begin by placing the vinegar in a bowl. The vinegar represents a child playing happily with a toy. The baking soda represents another child interrupting and asking for the toy. Add the baking soda to the vinegar and you will see a lot of fizz. Tell your children that the fizz is fighting. The first child says, “No, you can’t have my toy!” The second child starts yelling, “I’ll tell Mum and Dad if you don’t share!” Be sure to pour the red coloured water into the bowl before the fizzing stops. With the addition of the red water, all will be calm again.