Last week I took the gruesome twosome to a fun event at The Village Toy Shop in North Easton. I got a flier in the mail back in early July from them with a list of classes/events that were taking place at their store throughout the summer (July and August) and one caught my eye immediately. The volcano madness class. The boys have been asking to make a baking soda volcano off and on for a while now, so I figured this was the perfect opportunity for them to get to make one – and let someone else deal with the mess! Score.
Spaces are limited for their classes, so I did have to pre-register and pay in advance. The classes are only $5 each, which is a huge bargain if you ask me. The price included everything the kids needed to make their volcanoes. When we got there, everything was set up and the boys were super excited to see what they were in for.
They each got a volcano, a piece of pumice, a test tube filled with baking soda, dish soap, a test tube filled with vinegar, paints, cotton balls, food coloring, cotton balls, mini magnifying glasses and goggles. The first thing they had to do was decorate their volcanoes (they are plastic), so they went to town painting on “lava”.
Here are their finished products:
Once their volcanoes were decorated with paints and cotton balls (for plumes of smoke), they put on their goggles and got ready to make their volcanoes explode.
But first they got to examine their pieces of pumice (dried lava) with the mini magnifying glasses they were given. They were both excited to learn that pumice floats on water and couldn’t wait to test that out.
Then the boys scooped some red food coloring, dish soap, baking soda and vinegar into their volcanoes and watched them explode. It was pretty cool and the boys LOVED it. They got to take all their supplies home, too, so we can do it again at home.
It was well worth the money and I am dying to see what they have on their calendar next summer so that I can sign the boys up for a lot more classes there.
The Village Toy Shop’s calendar includes weekly story times, Lego Club, craft days and parties all year long, so if you live nearby, check them out. They are located at 285 Washington Street in North Easton, MA (my home town). They also have a store in Canton, MA, too!