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Chase the Pepper

Does your preschool child know that pepper runs away from soap and towards sugar?
By: Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

Chase the Pepper


  • Pie plate or small sink
  • Pepper
  • Bar of soap
  • Sugar


  1. Your child will love to show off this neat trick.
  2. Fill a pie plate or small sink with water.
  3. Shake pepper on the water and dip a piece of wet soap into it.
  4. The pepper will run away from the soap.
  5. Now shake some sugar into the clear area and the pepper will run back.

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