Who says the dark, cold days of winter have to be boring? Let’s face it, Parents, we have become experts at homeschooling and remote learning. If someone else provides the content, we help our children do the assignments. However, your confidence might wane if someone mentions a “science experiment”. But science does not have to be complicated. Science should be both fun and educational. So, interactive science experiments are exactly what your child needs to survive the winter. So, let’s get ready to turn your kitchen into a mini science lab to entertain children of all ages, but especially those between ages four and six. And they just might learn something, too! No-Air Balloons All kids like balloons and understand that they need air to inflate. But do they actually need air? Let’s see what happens when we use some everyday ingredients and supplies to inflate balloons without using air. Ingredients and supplies. Small bottle or jar with an opening small enough that a balloon can stretch across it Lemon juice Baking soda (one tablespoon) Balloon You can also include a funnel if you have one, but this can also be done without one by using a small measuring spoon. […]
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Kids will love this Spring Science Activity! It’s an Easy Peeps Science Experiment all about dissolving peeps and having fun! Easy Peeps Science Experiment Anything candy related to science has to be fun, right? We did a similar candy science experiment back around Valentines Day Science Experiment with conversation hearts — be sure to check it out too! Today I’m sharing about our Easter candy science experiment! Believe me your students or kids will LOVE this super easy science experiment which is perfect for this time of year when you can grab all of the peeps your little heart desires! It’s a perfect Easter STEAM Activity to add to your list as we head into spring with loads of fun to be had. Materials needed for this Easy Peeps Science Experiment Peeps Liquids ( I let my little one choose liquids, this made it more fun and engaging for her!) Glass Jar Spoon Process for the Easy Science Experiment Dissolving Peeps is such a fun experiment!! Use as many liquids as you’d like – but each liquid needs it’s own glass jar! Pour the liquid into the glass and fill approx. 3/4 full Place a peep into the liquid and […]
Raised Salt Painting is extremely fun – Spring STEAM Science Experiment that will engage a preschooler in science. Use salt, glue and water colors for art. Spring STEAM Science Experiment It’s spring time and Easter is around the corner, so I’ve been pulling out all of my steam preschool activities. Getting creative with my preschooler is always fun and I hope you enjoy this STEAM Science Experiment as much as we did. How is this Spring STEAM Activity a Science Experiment? We combined art and science, new materials being used together and created a masterpiece! Using glue, then adding salt was a first for those two materials together for our preschooler. Then when she began using the watercolors to paint she was soooo excited watching the watercolor salt art come alive! It has a “running” affect through the salt while she painted which was pretty cool to see, even for me! Why does salt effect watercolor? The salt crystals soak up the liquid from the watercolor paint, creating areas without as much pigment. Materials Needed for the SPRING STEAM Science Experiment: Most of your science materials you will already have on hand, which is always a plus for me! Card stock Paper Liquid Glue (no […]
FUN Preschool cloud science experiments for a weather unit! This preschool science weather activity is all about rain clouds, science, weather and experimenting! Preschool Science Weather Activity During our weekly homeschool coop with friends our unit study has been all about weather. We planned out our weeks of weather activities with each week having a topic. This week in particular was all about weather and cloud science. We had a math activity around clouds/ rain drops…a literature and art project about clouds…then a drum roll **** this fun preschool science weather activity – cloud experiment! What you need for the Rain Cloud Science Experiment: Small glass jars Water Food coloring Shaving Cream Large Clear Glass container Syringe, Eye Dropper or measuring spoon How to make the Rain Cloud Science Experiment: How do you make a shaving cream cloud in a jar? Pour a small amount of water into small glass jars. Place approximately 10 drops of food coloring into a jar – one jar per color. Fill your Large Clear Glass container about 2/3 full of water. Using shaving cream to make fluffy clouds – fill the rest of the jar with shaving cream. Using a syringe begin to drop […]
This Fun & Easy Science Experiment for Preschoolers or Kindergarteners is a fun STEAM activity for preschoolers that will enhance learning through the STEAM or STEM approach. Using borax crystals for a science project. This is a fun STEAM Valentines Day activity since it’s a heart with borax crystals – but you can adapt this borax crystal science experiment into Christmas ornaments, shapes, snowflakes etc. Why is Preschool Science so Important? Preschoolers learn by doing, so hands-on science experiments will encourage your preschooler to DO something i.e. observe, ask questions, touch, smell, experiment. During this fun and easy science experiment for preschoolers I can say that my preschooler did all of the above… observed, asked questions, touched, smelled and experimented! It really is a lot of fun! Allowing your preschooler o really get into science gives them the chance to make discoveries on their own. You as the parent/teacher can also ask them a lot of questions through the science experiment which will enhance critical thinking skills during such science activities. Fun & Easy Science Experiment for Preschoolers This science activity can be for all ages to enjoy but my preschooler loves this science experiment as it’s super easy and fun. Warning: This is a […]
Using conversation hearts and different liquids for this Preschool Valentines Day Science Experiment will engage your preschooler in experimenting and learning. Preschool Valentines Day Science Experiment It’s all things Valentines Day at our house which means hearts galore, red and pink along with sparkles and glitter! We’re having a blast doing lots of STEAM activities for preschoolers around Valentines Day. We’ve engineered an “H” with hearts, we’ve done this Science experiment, we’ve had screen free coding activities along with pink marshmallows engineering different shapes. It’s been fun and there’s more to come!! In the meantime. Preschool Science Experiment Materials Needed for the Valentines Day Science Experiment Valentines Candy – conversation hearts Clear jars or clear glasses Spoons Liquids i.e. – vinegar, karo syrup, juice, lemon juice, water, oil etc. Valentine Candy Science Experiment In this Valentine science experiment preschoolers hypothesize which liquid they think will dissolve a candy conversation heart the quickest and then we of course tested their predictions! The liquids can vary, I just gave you an example of what we used, above. Place 3-4 conversation hearts in each jar. Fill each glass with equal amounts of liquids and label the container. We just set the liquid container next […]
We had a blast with this super easy coffee filter science experiment – the perfect preschool science experiment for toddlers, preschoolers or kindergartners! Making snow flakes with this very simple science experiment for kids was perfect for winter and Christmas time! Easy Science Experiment I am all about easy science experiments that my preschooler can engage in and learn through. This simple preschool science experiment is probably one of our all time favorites that we’ve done several times. This time we decided to make snowflakes out of the coffee filters to decorate her school room with! We tried to stick to colors that would be wintery and “snow” like…but of course my preschooler had her own thoughts and input! I did have to help her with some of the cutting…so depending on your preschooler or kindergartner you may have to have some hands on with cutting. Preschool Science Experiment Materials Needed for the Science Experiment: Non permanent markers aka Washable markers! White coffee filters Cups of water Paper plates or Paper Towels Scissors Ribbon or String Step by Step process for this easy preschool science experiment: Each step plus a video can be found here- Coffee Filter Science – Easy […]
Ice cube painting is an Easy Science Experiment for preschoolers. This STEAM Activity for preschoolers will engage preschoolers in a hands on water activity around teaching how water freezes, what water looks like when in its frozen state as well as liquid state. Easy Science Experiment I find that as we are learning through STEAM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math ) that we have the most fun with the science activities…it seems what we are drawn to the most so I try to balance my planning a little better…but all of that to say if you are looking for an EASY Science Experiment for preschoolers this one was a hit! With a little planning and minimal prep (freezing your ice cubes) the day before I can guarantee your preschooler will have a blast! Engaging these little minds with hands on with water activities makes learning a blast! Materials you need: Ice Cube Tray Water Food Coloring Popsicle sticks White Paper Science Experiment for Preschoolers Let your preschooler fill the ice cube tray with water. Drop 1-3 drops of food color per ice cube Stick popsicle stick in cube tray Place in the freezer overnight Remove from freezer and […]
10 Popular Step by Step Science Experiments and Activities for Preschoolers- each containing your materials list, step by step pictures to guide you through the process and STEAM related thoughts to guide the teaching of this STEAM science lesson to your preschooler.
Make teaching fun and stress free as you make hands on learning engaging and fun for your preschooler.
Snag this printable worksheet to teach an easy science lesson on apples. Preschool STEAM Activities encourage hands on learning for early learners and incorporate this science activity into a preschool apple lesson plan. STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math make up the activities that encompass STEAM Activities for preschoolers. I always try to incorporate at least two of these aspects and today’s preschool apple activity is science, art and engineering! Our apple science is a part of our whole Letter A ABC STEAM Activities lesson plan. I’ve got a lesson plan centered around the letter A for preschoolers that includes a Science Activity (hence you are here!), Technology Lesson, Engineering activity, Art and Math lesson! Feel free to use this as a resource for your teaching classroom or at home use for homeschooling! Preschool STEAM Activities Supplies needed: Apple (I like one per child) Apple Science Printable Worksheet Pencil Red, Green and Brown Crayon How do Apples Grow? Book Step by Step Easy Science Activity for Preschool: Preschool Teacher or Parent – cut your child’s apple in half Let your preschooler hold their apple as you identify the parts of the apple Label each part on […]
Use this Apple Science Worksheet to compliment a preschool apple lesson curriculum as you are teaching an easy hands on lesson. Through this Preschool STEAM activity of hands on learning about apples your preschooler will learn the parts of an apple and be able to identify each part on the worksheet.
This Apple Science Worksheet pairs perfectly to our Preschool Steam Activity – Apple Science.
Make learning fun with this STEAM ice activity for preschoolers. Through this Water & Ice Preschool Science Experiment let the early learner engage and have fun while learning through easy hands on science experiments. Water & Ice Preschool Science Experiment Using the idea of dinosaur eggs you will freeze the water in a balloon to create an egg. Inside each egg will be a little “gem” that the preschooler has discover by using water to melt the egg. Experiment whether cold water melts the dinosaur egg faster than hot water. This is a simple science experiment that teaches through a sensory activity as well as a science experiment. STEAM Activities for Preschoolers STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Through this Dinosaur Egg science water and ice experiment you can incorporate STEAM learning and here is how: (remember to keep it basic for your preschooler, toddler and kindergartner.) Science- Water and Ice – set a timer and see how long it takes to melt the dinosaur egg (ice) with cold water vs. hot water. Talk about how your water will freeze in the balloon – discuss how cold the temperature must be to freeze the water and how […]
Showing you how to make unicorn slime – an easy science activity for preschoolers including a how to make slime video. Easy STEAM activity for preschoolers. Last week we made a Lemon Volcano and had the best time experimenting through that science activity for my preschooler. With food coloring, baking soda and lemon juice we had some pretty whacky and fun volcanoes. This week we were all about Unicorns and making unicorn slime. Teachers or moms, if you are looking for a very EASY Science activity for your preschooler I can’t recommend these two activities and experiments more. Very little prep work on your end, easy for the preschoolers and quick activities. Yet lots of learning involved through being a STEAM Activity for preschoolers. How to Make Unicorn Slime As you know the rave is unicorns…amongst any little girl so why not make some fun unicorn slime! We were inspired by the best ideas for kids (which has a bit more science behind this idea too) on this one! Choose your unicorn colors – we chose blue, pink and silver – although purple would have been fun too! What is the Science behind Slime Not only is it neat science behind making […]
Are you looking for easy science experiments for preschoolers? This Easy Lemon Volcano Science for Preschoolers is a great STEAM Activities for preschoolers through hands on learning and engaging. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math together make hands on learning fun. Easy Lemon Volcano Science for Preschoolers Lemon Volcano Ingredients: 2 Lemons per volcano Baking Soda Food Coloring Knife Butter Knife Paper Plate Step by Step: Place your lemon on a paper plate and have an Adult cut off both ends of the lemon. The rest can be done by the preschooler! Have the preschooler take the butter knife into one end of the lemon and loosen the lemon. Next, let your preschooler choose what color/s she wants to use and drop 4-6 drops of food coloring on the top of the lemon. Let the preschooler sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on top of the lemon and your volcano will begin erupting! Lastly, squeeze the cut ends (bottom/top that the adult cut off) of the lemon on top of the baking soda and now your reaction will really take place and begin to bubble and erupt even more! If you agitate the juice it will create a bit […]
Are you looking for a simple science activity for preschoolers? This penny cleaning science project was so fun and easy. SCIENCE for Preschoolers – Cleaning Pennies steps you through how to clean pennies as a science project or experiment to engage your preschoolers in a hands on science activity. We have been loving our easy science activities…week before last we learned how to make butter and that was a hit…until we pulled out the money this week! SCIENCE for Preschoolers – Cleaning Pennies Try This! Cleaning Pennies: Some chemical reactions can take dirty objects and make them clean! Think of detergent doing this when we wash dishes or our clothes…or when you take a bath. But what about metals? They can be harder to clean. So our Science experiment was – How do you clean a penny? In our school time every morning she’s been using pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters as an activity to count and do basic math with. So money has been intriguing to her…so I thought well let’s use this and turn it into a simple STEAM activity incorporating Science! My preschooler LOVED it and I did too because it was so easy to pull together […]