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
- 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 ice cube tray
- Start painting right away
- It will be nice water color art!
Science Observation for Preschoolers
Be sure to ask your preschooler questions along the way to provoke thought and engage their minds on the science activity. Here are some questions I asked the girls and thoughts we had!
- How does water freeze?
- Is the ice cube now solid, when frozen?
- Why is the ice cube melting?
- How does the paint (or color) mix with ice? (this is kind of a trick question…but you are trying to ask questions to get them to tell you details of what they are observing)
As the teacher you are trying to ask them questions to step them through the scientific process and guide their observation to bring them to the next level in science.
We have a lot of other STEAM activities we think you’d love too…I’ll share some of our latest favorites below but go to –> STEAM Activities for Preschoolers to see them all!
We are a husband and wife team, pairing our strengths together to teach our preschooler in the most fun and engaging way we possibly can. The mister is a high school educator at Northlake Christian school in Covington Louisiana and over the Innovation Center, which is all things STEAM. I am a SAHM that blogs pretty much everything we do in our little paradise, from what we eat, to where we travel to how we teach our little one. We hope you are inspired to incorporate STEAM into learning with your children.