We have been talking about campfires all week as part of our indoor camping theme. One of the opportunities this theme has given me is the chance to discuss fire safety with my 3 year old before we go camping next week – eek! I’m super excited to go camping in my favorite place on earth, the coast of California, but not quite sure how it will be containing a very active 11 month old and a 3 year old. This is why we have been ‘practicing’ all week…in a very fun way of course!
So today we decided to explore fire a little bit and see how it reacted to different chemicals and elements.
I started by putting 4 candles on a baking sheet (next to the sink) and labeling the tray with what our different elements were going to be. Mack and I like to pretend that we are real scientists when doing our projects, we like to talk about predictions and observations and label everything (for whatever reason that makes it seem real!).
I chose oxygen, wind, salt and water as our variables.
I also decided to demonstrate to Mack what hand sanitizer (alcohol) would do to the fire. We both loved watching the fire get nice and big and then watching it die back down to a regular flame.
This was also a good opportunity for me to teach Mack about “Stop, Drop and Roll”. We practiced it a few times and then listened to the Veggie Tales song about it!