For our Big Hero 6 Party, I had grand plans, too grand, it turned out. We didn’t actually get to these Big Hero 6 Science activities as I’d planned. I didn’t get set up done as early as I’d hoped and was finishing the last things as people were showing up. I’m terrible at timing sometimes. I had hoped the parents would jump in and do this with the kids, but apparently that wasn’t quite clear and we only got one experiment done before we were ready to eat and watch the movie. The kids were loving the Build A Baymax station anyway. That’s okay. Just means we’ll have to have another play date. I thought I’d still post it with the rest of the Big Hero 6 Party Ideas though.
BIG HERO 6 SCIENCE
EXPERIMENTS KIDS WILL LOVE
These experiments are all pretty basic, don’t require any strange supplies, and still have the wow factor. Perfect for kids ages 3 to 7, these are safe enough the kids can do them (or at least help) with the experiments. There’s three, so I’ll break them down one at a time. Rather than type out the directions again, I will just show you the photos and link to where you can print out your own set.
Wasabi’s Magic Magnetic Pepper
– Saucer or small container
Set Up: Print off the Wasabi’s Magic Magnetic Pepper instructions, so you’ll have them for the experiment.
Honey Lemon’s Chem Bottle
– 1/4 cup lemon juice in a clean water bottle
– baking soda
– Put 1/4 cup of lemon juice in each water bottle. I had enough bottles for each child, so they all got their own. I also didn’t want to have to deal with measuring out the lemon juice on my (carpeted) dining room floor. So, I did it beforehand.
– Print off the directions for Honey Lemon’s Chem Bottle so you’ll have them to refer to during your experiment.
This is the experiment we actually did get to do and the kids LOVED it. You can increase the baking soda and lemon juice levels to create a larger reaction and fill the balloon more. You can also substitute the lemon juice with vinegar. That was my original plan, but I discovered I was out of vinegar about 30 minutes before the party. Awesome. The lemon juice still worked just fine though.
Fred’s Invisible Ink Secret Message
– Small container of lemon juice (I used the little red cups)
– Scrap paper
Set Up: Plug the lamp in so the bulb is warm. Warn the kids that the lamp will be hot and not to touch it! Print off the directions for Fred’s Invisible Ink Secret Message.
Do you have a little scientist that loves to do science experiments? These are fun to do even if you aren’t having a Big Hero 6 Party!