Use a classic science experiment to make and hatch Pokemon eggs using simple kitchen supplies. The perfect STEM activity for Pokémon fans everywhere!
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My kids have been completely Pokémon-crazed since the release of Pokémon Go. Given how many people we see around town catching their own Pokémon, I know they aren’t the only ones!
I love to turn my kids’ interests into fun and educational activities. They are always more enthusiastic to dive in and learn with me when I involve their toys and hobbies. We do the same thing learning with LEGO. The kids have so much fun they don’t even realize they are learning!
Over the weekend we made and hatched our own Pokémon Eggs in a fizzy, foamy mess. The kids had so much fun with their fizzing Pokémon Eggs that we have another batch all ready to hatch tomorrow, too!
Make Pokémon Eggs
It was super easy to make our own Pokémon Eggs. I gathered these simple supplies:
- Baking Soda
- Pokémon Figures (We bought this set of 24 Pokémon, but if you really want to go all out you could get a set of 144 Pokémon for about $0.12 each!)
- Baking Sheet Lined with Wax Paper
- Green Food Coloring
- Cotton Swabs
We mixed the baking soda and water together in a 3:1 ratio. We used about 1 1/2 cups baking soda mixed with 1/2 cup water. It should clump together easily without being too runny.
We molded the baking soda mixture around each Pokémon figure in an oval shape and placed them on the baking sheet.
To make the Pokémon Eggs look authentic we dipped one end of a cotton swab into green food coloring and used it to make green polka dots on the egg. Then we placed the baking sheet in the freezer for a few hours until the eggs were frozen solid.
Hatch Pokemon Eggs
Before pulling our Pokémon Eggs out of the freezer we gathered a few more supplies:
- White Vinegar
- Plastic Pipettes (We use these in SO many of our science experiments such as the fizzy color changing reaction and the drops of water on a coin experiment. They are super cheap and always useful to have on hand!)
- Casserole Dish or Sensory Bin
We placed the frozen Pokémon Eggs in a casserole dish and tried to guess which Pokémon was in each egg. The kids were so excited to hatch their Pokémon Eggs!!
We poured some vinegar into a cup and then used the pipettes to squirt vinegar onto our Pokémon Eggs. Do you remember what happens when baking soda and vinegar mix?!
As our Pokémon Eggs hatched the egg fell apart in a bubbly mess. Little by little we watched the Pokémon emerge from the egg. Once the egg was fully hatched the kids rinsed off the Pokémon in water and started in to hatch another Pokémon Egg.
The Science: Hatch Pokemon Eggs
When vinegar and baking soda mix, carbon dioxide bubbles are produced. This is what causes the fizzy bubbles you see as the eggs hatch.