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!
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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
- 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 Science Experiment for Toddlers
Once you have stepped through making your colorful coffee filter science and let these dry…
Don’t forget to spark your little preschoolers minds to think through what they are doing and making through this science experiment.
Ask them questions even if it’s simple as what materials you used, what colors, what shapes and then talk to them how the water is agent in which to travel through the coffee filter.
You’ll want to then cut your coffee filters into snowflakes…how?
Fold your coffee filter in half, half again and half again until it’s pretty small…
You’ll then want to begin cutting small “v’s” and slits into your folded coffee filter…small cuts make amazing shapes when unfolded!
Next take your snowflake and unfold it and see the beauty! As you know God created every single snowflake differently and you’ll find that even when you cut your snowflakes they are all so different, I think that’s part of the fun of creating snowflakes with this easy science experiment.
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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.