6 Peeps Experiments Toddlers Will Love

Easter is coming and that means we are seeing Peeps galore in our grocery stores!

You may love them them or hate them, I feel like there is no in-between? But either way, I have 6 experiments that your toddler will absolutely have a blast doing!

I am going to tell you what you need if you want to complete ALL experiments but I’ll also break down the lists for each one so you can pick and choose if you’d like!

I’m also not adding a ton of pictures because I don’t want to give any of the fun results away!!

*Some experiments take 2 days – I’ll note which ones they are!*

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All 6 Experiment Ingredients & Items You Need List aka I’m ALL in – let’s do ALL the experiments!

  • Peeps (of course) You need 1 package of every color (pink, blue, green, purple, and yellow – you can choose if you want bunnies or chicks. I would just stay consistent and do all bunnies or all chicks)
  • White Disposable Bowls
  • Clear Pop (Sprite)
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Warm Water
  • Cold Water
  • Microwave Safe Plate
  • 1 Paper Plate
  • 1 Plastic Sandwich Baggy
  • Freezer
  • Microwave

Before any good scientist starts an experiment – he or she gets familiar with what they are working with. This means you and your child are going to use your 5 senses (yay another science lesson) to get familiar with Peeps!

Sight

  • Open the package and put one peep in front of your child. They can pick the color.
  • They are going to use their sense of SIGHT to tell you what they see. (color, texture, shape, animal, and so on.

Smell

  • Let you child smell the Peep without touching it. Will they think it smells sweet? Like sugar? A marshmallow? Or something gross?

Touch

  • Let your child touch the Peep and describe what they’re feeling. Maybe rough, sticky, soft, let them decide!

Hear

  • This one is slightly tricky. Bring the peep to your child’s ear and squish it up and down. They’ll hear something – it’s funny to hear how they describe the sound.

Taste 

  • The best part!! (If you’re a Peep lover lol) Taste the Peep and describe how it tastes. I said marshmallow, my son said sugar, and my husband said cardboard lol! We have 2 Peep lovers in this house and my husband isn’t one of them!

 

 

Peep Experiment 1: Peeps In The Freezer (2 Day Experiment)

What you need:

  • 1 Peep
  • 1 Plastic Baggy
  • Freezer

I am putting this one first because this is what I usually start with. Since it takes 2 days you can talk about it with your toddler or child, get the experiment going, and then start the immediate experiments!

What to do:

  1. Talk to your child about your freezer. What is used for? Why do have one? How does it work?
  2. What do they think is going to happen if you leave the Peep in the freezer overnight?
  3. Have your child transfer a peep of their choice into a plastic baggy and put it in the freezer until the next day.
  4. Open the freezer the next day and take the peep out of the baggy.
  5. What has changed? What is the same? Was their prediction correct? Use your 5 senses to find out!
  6. Eat the Peep (if they want too) to see how different it is from when they tasted it out of the package the day before!

Peep Experiment 2: Peeps Left Out Overnight (2 Day Experiment)

What you need:

  • 1 Peep
  • 1 paper plate or whatever you want to set the Peep on overnight

What to do:

  1. Talk to your child about why they think food items come in closed packages.
  2. What happens when we leave things out of their packages?
  3. What do you think will happen to the Peep if it’s left out of the package all night?
  4. Put the Peep out on your counter or wherever you feel you want to put it.
  5. Leave it overnight.
  6. Check it in the morning!
  7. What has changed? What is the same? Was their prediction correct? Use your 5 senses to find out!

Peep Experiment 3: Peep in The Microwave (10 Minute or Less Experiment)

What you need:

  • 1 Peep
  • 1 microwave safe plate

This experiment is so simple, yet one of my absolute favorites.

What to do:

  1. Talk to your child about what happens in the microwave to food.
  2. Have them predict what will happen to the Peep if it’s in the microwave for 45 seconds.
  3. Put the Peep on a microwave safe plate and microwave away. I recommend letting them watch through the microwave – it’s super cool.
  4. What has changed? What is the same? Was their prediction correct? Use your 5 senses to find out! (Make sure it’s completely cooled down before tasting)

You can do more with this experiment also…

  • Use more peeps and put them in the microwave for different amounts of time. What happens at 15 seconds? 30 seconds? 1 minute? and so on.
  • Instead of eating the Peep, let it sit and watch what happens to it.  It’s really neat for them to watch.

 

 

Peep Experiment 4: Peeps in Warm & Cold Water

This experiment can be as long or as quick as you want it to be. You need two different types of colored Peeps. The cool thing about this experiment is that not only do you get to see what happens to the peeps in the water, you get to see the water color change to make a new color. I do this experiment with all color combos so pink & yellow, pink & blue, pink & purple, pink & green, yellow & blue, yellow & purple, yellow & green.. get what I’m doing? You could do 1 combo or 10. Totally up to you!

What you need:

What to do:

  1. Pour warm water into one bowl and cold water into another. Pick two colors of peeps and place the combo you’ve decided on in each bowl. (2 peeps of a different color in each bowl)
  2. Observe what is happening.
  3. What’s happening in the warm water bowl and why?
  4. What happening in the cold water bowl and why?
  5. What’s changing?
  6. What is happening to the water?
  7. Discuss why the changes are happening.
  8. Remember to use your senses!

The cool thing about this experiment is that most results happen immediately but it’s also fun to let it sit for a few hours if you can and check back on what it looks like then!

Keep these bowls around if you plan on doing the next two experiments – it’s fun to compare!

 

Peep Experiment 5: Peeps in Pop (or Soda.. depending on where you live 🙂 )

This experiment can be as long or as quick as you want it to be. You need two different types of colored Peeps. The cool thing about this experiment is that not only do you get to see what happens to the peeps in the pop, but you get to see the water color change to make a new color. I do this experiment with all color combos so pink & yellow, pink & blue, pink & purple, pink & green, yellow & blue, yellow & purple, yellow & green.. get what I’m doing? You could do 1 combo or 10. Totally up to you!

What you need:

What to do:

  1. Pour the pop in one of the whole bowls.
  2. Place a peep or two in the pop.
  3. Watch what is happening and make sure you have your child listen.
  4. What do they hear? What do they see?
  5. Compare with the warm water and cold water bowls if you did the above experiment!

 

Peep Experiment 6: Peeps in Vinegar & Baking Soda

This experiment is one of my favorites and my 2 year asked me to do it about 20 different times!

What you need:

What to do:

  1. Have your munchkin sprinkle baking soda into the bowl.
  2. Place a Peep or two into the bowl.
  3. Pour apple cider vinegar into the bowl.
  4. Observe what happens!!

Do as many or as little experiments as you like – just remember to have FUN!

Don’t forget to observe what happens to the peeps after being in each liquid for a few hours. I think your toddlers will be blown away by how the appearances changes as well as how differently they feel!

 

I hope you loved our version of Toddler Peep Experiments!

Check out some Peeps Books  below you can read before or after your experiments!

Check out this Peeps Activity Book!

You might also be interested in Spring Children’s Book or Easter Children’s Books 

If you do an experiment or all 6.. comment below and let us know how it went!!

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