You know, I really should think twice before I jump into an activity with N2. My sister told me how much fun her daughter had playing with baking soda and vinegar so I thought, what the heck I should try it too. Once I get an idea in my head it's quite hard to dissuade me. I only had one medicine dropper so we trekked out to Walgreens to get another one (we had to go there anyways) and wouldn't you know it, they were all out at the pharmacy counter! But hey we got free coloring books at the pharmacy! So then we went to Jewel to get one and luckily they had one. We also scored a free 2 liter bottle of Cherry Dr. Pepper. Free today only! I think from when I first got the idea to when we started was over an hour.
N2 were quite excited to have some fun. I gave them each their own baking soda box with a teaspoon and cup with green vinegar (they both wanted green) with a medicine dropper and showed them what happens when you squirt vinegar on top of baking soda. The fizzing was quite cool! They were quite enthusiastic. However neither of them could use a medicine dropper. They didn't quite get how to squeeze the bulb, put it in the liquid and let it go. So I showed them how over and over again with hopes that they could do it themselves. Fail. Occasionally they would get a little vinegar in the dropper themselves but not much. They could however get the baking soda on the pan so we would have mounds of baking soda just waiting for vinegar.