The San Francisco Bay Area is known for its fine weather, but when the weather turns South, I turn to its rich scientific heritage to draw inspiration for what to do while trapped indoors with the little ones. So if you're looking to create some bubbling fun that draws oohs and aahs from little observing eyes, all you need is:
- One small, clear container (two if your kids don't share)
- 1/2 Tablespoon of baking soda
- 2-3 ounces of vinegar
- Measuring spoons
- A few drops of food coloring (it's completely inert but makes for nicer photos)
- Safety goggles (just kidding)
Put the baking soda in your container and let the kids slowly add the vinegar to have it bubble over. Repeat until you have a huge mess or the children stop giggling.
Baby Photography Notes: A kitchen window to the left provides soft indirect lighting, while bright incandescent lights in the background blowout the backdrop drawing emphasizes the the children.
Babies, Spinning Blades and Deadly Balls - Other activities for rain or shine.
SF Moma - Another "educational" opportunity in the San Francisco Bay Area.