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Having “Lava” Fun in Pre-School!

Our Pre-School class just enjoyed an action-packed week learning all about volcanoes.  They talked about the shape of a volcano, the characteristics of lava, what happens when a volcano erupts, and where volcanoes are located.  To top it all off, they designed and created their very own volcano using clay.

Here they are hard at work before the big eruption!


To create your own volcano at home, follow these simple tips from the Pre-School teachers:

-Find a small bottle to use as the middle of the volcano (we used an Actimel bottle)

-Create the sides and base of the volcano by molding clay or play dough around the bottle in the shape of a cone

-Fill the bottle about half way up with baking soda

-Add a drop of red food coloring

-Start slowly adding vinegar to the bottle…and prepare for an eruption!

Good luck!

Bye for now,





Written by Brittany Burke

Brittany Burke

Brittany is originally from the United States where she held several lead positions across the early childhood, primary, and secondary education sectors. In addition to her lead teacher roles in several pre-schools, Brittany taught secondary level Language Arts and Social Studies. She later went on to teach primary school before moving to Ireland where she became a pre-school leader once again, and later went on to become Manager. Drawing on her past experiences both in writing curriculum and in teaching, Brittany is constantly working to enhance the curricular learning experiences offered at BEL Childcare.

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