Easy Observation Journal

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Today, I’m so excited to be sharing a fun, easy, inexpensive craft I did with my littles and the neighbor boys.  Age ranges were 3-6 and they did great! C’mon- let’s get this party started!

Today, you have officially been admitted into the VERY secret Hiccup and Toothless’ Elite Dragon Science Academy. Just in time for the premier of How to Train Your Dragon 2 (in theaters June 13), I've have created an extra special craft and science experiment for your budding dragon trainers!

Scientific Method Kids Observation Journal

Front Cover and Diploma for our Observation Journal

Scientific Method Printable Pages

Inside pages for your Journal

Encourage children to record in their observation journal. Click Here for link for the journal.

Easy Observation Journal

Every scientist needs a place to record their findings.  Make this cute observation journal!


  • Gather 5-10 pieces of construction paper and fold in half or cut in half.  Using a hole punch, add holes down one side of your journal.
  • Let the children use yarn, beads or what have you to create the rings that will bind the journal pages together.
  • Print off one Cover sheet and diploma page, and however many of the journal sheets you need.
  • Have your “viking” cut each sheet out and glue mount to the construction paper.  They can color the viking friends, write their name, or have you help with those tasks.
  • Once all your pages have been created, bind your journal.

Viking Hair Gel

To help you get started, here’s an easy experiment!

Because what viking doesn’t need lots of hair gel to keep their hair JUST so during those long airborne battles.  A note on the peroxide....for the full experience of this project, 6% peroxide is recommended.  Sometimes you can find it at a full fledged pharmacy, or beauty supply chain.  If you can only get your hands on 3% peroxide, try increasing your yeast.

Items Needed:

  • 2T Warm Water
  • 1T active dry yeast
  • 1/2c 6% Hydrogen Peroxide (found at a beauty supply chain)
  • food coloring (optional)
  • Empty 8 oz water bottle
  • Dawn Dish Soap
  • Observation Journal
Viking Hair Gel Experiment Ingredients

Ingredients needed for your experiment



  • Measure out the yeast in a small paper cup
  • Add the peroxide to your empty water bottle and cap it until time to do your experiment.
  • Using a casserole dish, set out the yeast cup, water bottle with peroxide, a stir stick, and food coloring.
  • Have warm water, Dawn, and a measuring spoon ready.


Viking Hair Gel Experiment Stirring Yeast

Stir your yeast and warm water until dissolved

  • Measure out warm water and add to yeast.  Have your child stir until yeast is completely dissolved.
  • Have child uncap bottle with peroxide and add a few squirts of Dawn, and food coloring if they so desire.
Viking Hair Gel Experiment Adding the Reactor

Pour the Yeast into your bottle

  • When you are ready- add the yeast to the soap and watch the bubbles flow! Scientific Application: This reaction is exothermic meaning that the ingredients reaction releases energy in the form of heat.  Invite your littles touch the water bottle.  They will notice it’s warm to touch.

 What science experiments do you like to do with your children?

Hey all!  I’m Ashleigh and I blog at www.shabbynot4gotten. I sincerely hope you enjoyed yourself! Check out my blog for more science experiments we did while researching for this post.




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