Norland Nanny, Set 30
The Christmas holidays can be an exciting time but a time when we need to think of things to keep children entertained. We have asked one of our qualified Norland Nannies to help with an activity idea for you to try at home this festive holiday.
We all know the chance of a white Christmas this year is pretty low, so why not make your own indoor snow? Try Anita's activity below and share your pics with us on Twitter (@NorlandCollege) and Instagram #NorlandNannyActivity
To make your own snow crystals you will need:
- 2 jars
- 2 paper clips
- Hot water
- Bicarbonate of soda
2. Mix in the bicarbonate of soda, you want to saturate the water with this so keep adding it until no more will dissolve, and you are left with a layer of it at the bottom.
3. Cut a length of wool that will go between the two jars (with a plate between them). At either end of the wool tie a paperclip, this will help keep it in the jars and the water. Put either end in one of the jars.
|After a few days|
The science behind it:
The water and bicarb solution will travel up and along the wool, as the water evaporates it will leave behind the crystals of bicarb. If you are lucky you may get both stalactites and stalagmites growing.