Just because school is out doesn’t mean the learning has to stop! This summer, take the learning – and the fun – to the kitchen with these 15 edible science experiments.
- Edible Slime – Kids love slime, and kids also love sticking things in their mouth… edible slime to the rescue! You don’t have to worry about any of these ingredients being harmful!
- Edible Rock Candy – What’s more fun than making your own candy, and learning some science during the process?
- Glow-in-the-Dark Jello – This may not sound safe, but the secret is in the tonic water! Try this recipe and wow your kids!
- How to Make Popcorn on a Cob – A classic snack with a twist! Ask your kids what they think will happen if you put the dried corn cob in the microwave, and they can see if their hypotheses were correct!
- Fizzing Lemonade – Your kids can help with this fun science experiment that they get to drink afterwards!
- Starburst Rock Cycle – Kids will love using candy to learn how the different types of rocks are formed!
- Herb and Spice Playdough – This is a sensory experience for multiple senses! Talk about the different colors, textures, smells, and tastes that each spice creates!
- Moon Phase Oreos – A fun (and delicious) way to talk about the phases of the moon!
- Edible Water Beads – Water beads are a popular and fun component of many sensory bins and activities, but if you have a younger child (or one who still hasn’t outgrown the putting-everything-into-their-mouth stage) they aren’t always a viable option. As an alternative, try these taste-safe water beads you can make at home!
- Fizzy Sherbet – This science experiment doubles as a tasty snack!
- Edible Starburst Slime – Make a sticky, stretchy, edible slime from just three ingredients!
- Ice Cream in a Bag – A science experiment, math lesson, and sweet treat all in one!
- Edible Water and Juice Balloons – Have your kids ever eaten water or juice? Now they can!
- Turn Juice into Noodles – This may sound odd, but it’s totally possible (and totally edible!)
- Homemade Bubblegum – Impress your kids when you teach them to make their own bubblegum!
Do you have any tried and true taste-safe science experiments we should add to our list? Leave a comment and let us know!