Young Einstein Party Activities

March 2, 2009

Kiasa, from Science Explorers of New York came to our home with her trusty assistant Emily. We had the decorations and food ready to go and they did all the rest. They came 30 minutes before the party started and had things set up in a snap.

As soon as the guests arrived, everyone circled the table, put on their safety goggles and the experiments began.

First, all the kids made their own cup full of fake snow. Spongy and fascinating. I was too busy taking pictures to listen to Kiasa explain what it was made of and how it was formed, but the kids were all paying rapt attention.

Second, everyone made their own batch of green slime. Stretchy. Gooey. Everything green slime should be.

Third, it was time to make gooey worms in 3 different colors.<

Fourth, on to the liquid nitrogen demonstrations. Kiasa showed what happened to a balloon placed in liquid nitrogen. Then, froze a bag of marshmellows — and let us sample their crunchiness. And that was followed by mixing and freezing a batch of ice cream almost instantly.

And the whole time, Kiasa was engaging the kids with interesting questions and just enough info that it didn’t feel like a lecture. It was really fun, and really fast moving. Time just flew by. And I could concentrate on taking photos. Which is exactly as it should be.

The guests seemed to love it and my own kids did for sure. They’ve been talking about it nonstop since Saturday morning. An ideal party for any child in grade school. I would have this party again in a heartbeat.

More photos of the Young Einstein party here.
Invitations here.
Party food and decorations here.
Party favors here.

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cameron Blazer March 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm

What lucky kids! I’d like to go to a party like that!

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2 MMW March 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm

tres tres tres chouette!

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3 thestamfordwife March 2, 2009 at 6:40 pm

What a fantastic party idea! I’m going to have to remember that one for when my little guy is old enough. Thanks for sharing!

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4 melissa jade March 2, 2009 at 8:23 pm

I’m a 4th grade teacher- my students LOVED when i did every one of those experiments! I think next year I may launch the science curriculum with an Einstein Party! What a great motivator- tons of fun in one day!

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5 Erin March 2, 2009 at 8:47 pm

That looks like sooo much fun!

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6 Katie @ goodLife {eats} March 2, 2009 at 9:16 pm

That sounds like the neatest party. I think I’d be having just as much fun as the kids!

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7 kirsten March 2, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Seriously the coolest party ever! This is right up my alley–thanks for sharing!

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8 giddygoat March 3, 2009 at 11:20 am

I think this is the best of the best. Love it!

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9 Adriana Velez March 3, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Brilliant! This looks so fun. I love it.

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10 Leslie March 3, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Excellent decorations and theme. And great photos, especially of the kids in goggles. We put together a similar party for our 8-yr-old. For the DIYers out there, try the Steve Spangler website for lots of easy kits. In addition to slime and fake snow, we made diet coke geysers (Diet Coke + Mentos.) Messy, so take it outside, but so much fun.

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11 Laura March 3, 2009 at 7:48 pm

Very cool. Gotta love those brain cupcakes &amp; Einstein&#39;s photo on the balloons! I&#39;ve also made the &quot;fake snow&quot; and slime with my preschool class, and they totally loved it. AWESOME party – you are such a good mama :)

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12 Emily March 5, 2009 at 7:54 pm

LOVE the idea! I love the post I am probably going to have party like that! You have such cool ideas for birthday parties.

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13 Michelle March 15, 2009 at 11:28 pm

very nice idea…and having someone from the science explorers of new york there to run the party allows the mom to enjoy the activities along with the party girl…I’ve got to try that one of these days!

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14 Pink &amp; Green Mama July 13, 2009 at 8:42 am

So Cool! We did a &quot;doctor&quot; themed party for my 6 year old daughter this year. We had a science lab too but it wasn&#39;t quite this &quot;high tech&quot;

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