The Best Science Experiments for Kids

Little kids are born scientists, which is why science experiments and activities are so much fun for them. From the time they are barely learning to crawl they are putting the scientific method in action.

They observe their world and make new discoveries each and every day. When they are babies they taste and touch pretty much everything as a means of learning about their environment. As they get a bit older they ask a million questions because they have a natural curiosity about life and how the world works.

science experiments for kids

This post is a list of over 70 fun science experiments and activities for kids to help encourage and enhance that natural curiosity that young children have for science. These experiments and activities are simply amazing and fun for kids of all ages!

These activities are brought to you by some of the most phenomenal kid bloggers out there. They are truly fantastic, so I encourage you to check out their blogs and I promise you will not be disappointed!

SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

FIZZY REACTION EXPERIMENTS:

fizzy science experiments

Moon Painting | Mama. Papa. Bubba.

Fizzy Engine: Baking Soda and Vinegar Trains | Play Trains!

Alphabet Cookie Cutter Science | Toddler Approved

Fizzy Puddle | Simple Fun for Kids

Easy Homemade Scientist Costume + Fizzing Kool Aid Experiment | Artsy Momma

Fizzy Hearts Science for Kids | B-Inspired Mama

Love Potions Valentine Science Experiment for Preschoolers | Preschool Powol Packets

Fizzy Love Potion | Love Play Learn

OBSERVATIONAL SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS:

observation science experiments

  Dollar Store Science Activity : Observing and Examining | Little Bins for Little Hands

Is it a Liquid? or Solid? 2 Ingredient Science Activity | School Time Snippets

Sink or Float: Our Very First Science Experiment | My Mundane and Miraculous Life

Colorful Celery Experiment | The Chaos and The Clutter

Walking Water Experiment | P is for Preschooler

Preschool Ghostly Bubble Science: Play And Learn With Bubbles

Why do Apples Turn Brown? | Left Brain Craft Brain

Will it Dissolve? Experiment | P is for Preschooler

Science for Kids: Exploring How Water Travels Through Leaves | Buggy and Buddy

Dissolving Gobstoppers | Mama. Papa. Bubba.

 

ICE/WATER EXPERIMENTS:

Ice Water science experiments for kids

Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Simple and Playful Ice Experiments | Nothing If Not Intentional

Elsa’s Ice Castle Science Play | Preschool Powol Packets

Frozen Vinegar Rainbow Fish | Adventures of Adam

Junk Drawer Ice Melt Science for Kids | B-Inspired Mama

Easy Science: Water Drop Races | What Do We Do All Day?


 

ERUPTION/EXPLOSION EXPERIMENTS: eruption science experiments for kids

 Volcano Science Project | Love Play Learn

Colorful Milk Explosions Activity | In The Playroom

Halloween Surprise Eruptions | Simple Fun for Kids

Exploding Baggies | P is for Preschooler

Giant Soapy Eruptions | Simple Fun for Kids

Science Inspired by “Wreck it Ralph” | East Coast Mommy

 

ART-INSPIRED SCIENCE ACTIVITIES:

art science experiments for kids

Exploring Science Through Art: Colour & Light | Childhood 101

Science for Kids: Chromatography Butterfly Craft | Buggy and Buddy

The Art and Science of Leaf Rubbings | KC Edventures

Prism Play and Chalk Art | Left Brain Craft Brain

Ramp Drip Painting and Milky Color Explosions | Toddler Approved!

 

SENSORY SCIENCE ACTIVITIES:

sensory science experiments

Dinosaur Fossil Excavation Dig | Love, Play, Learn

Fizzy Dough: Sensory Dough Series | The Life of Jennifer Dawn

CornFlour Slime: How to Make it and What Not to do | Learn with Play at Home

Bubbling Slime Recipe for Sensory Tubs | Epic Fun for Kids

Sink or Float Sensory Sink with Natural and Found Objects | My Nearest and Dearest

Bubbling Brew for Pretend Play | The Craft Train

Fizzy Cloud Dough Experiment (Taste Safe) | Powerful Mothering

Open Ended Summer Science | Planet Smarty Pants

 

WEATHER SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS:

weather science experiments for kids

Cloud Jars | Learn with Play at Home

Science for Kids: How to Make Artificial Snow | In The Playroom

Easy Windsock Project for Kids | Thriving Stem

Windy Day Science Activity | B-Inspired Mama

Cloud in a Cup | Parenting Chaos

 

INSECT AND ANIMAL ACTIVITIES:

Animal Insects science experiments for kids

Metamorphosis: Caterpillar – Chysalis – Butterfly Cycle & some crafts and activities | Crafty Moms Share

Simple Science: Observing Worms | Happy Brown House

How to Attract Butterflies: Finding the Question| Thriving Stem

Sorting Animals into Habitats | Mother Natured

Exploring Animal Tracks in the Winter | KC Edventures

 

EARTH SCIENCE ACTIVITIES AND EXPERIMENTS:
Earth science experiments for kids

Dinosaur Fossils | Love, Play, Learn

Exploring Predator Plants | Mother Natured

V is for Volcano | Natural Beach Living

Garden Science SOIL: Common Core Connection | The Educators’ Spin On It

Science Rocks with STEM Preschool Activities| HandMade Kids Art

Seeds, Sprouts, Plants, Flowers, Fruit & Vegetables | Crafty Moms Share

Learning about Biodegradable & Non Biodegradable Materials | Mother Natured

 

COOKING EXPERIMENTS:

cooking science experiment for kids

How to make Fizzing Lemonade. Edible Science for Kids. | Learn with Play at Home

Watermelon Fizzy Sensory Science Play | Natural Beach Living

How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag | Buggy and Buddy

How to Make Rock Candy Recipe | Powerful Mothering

10 Jello Science  | The Chaos and the Clutter

The Biology of Bread | Left Brain Craft Brain

 

HUMAN ANATOMY ACTIVITIES: 

human anatomy science experiment for kids

Human Anatomy for Kids: Make a Life Sized Model | My Nearest and Dearest

5 Messy Ways to Play Brain Scientist | Left Brain Craft Brain

Science Fun for Kids: Fingerprint Forensics | Childhood 101

Learning about our bodies is fun with felt | Teach Preschool

 

MAGNET EXPERIMENTS AND ACTIVITIES:

magnetic science experiments

Mining for Magnets | No Time for Flashcards

Exploring Science with Trains: Simple Science Activities for Children | The Educators’ Spin On It

Magnet Exploration Station | Mama. Papa. Bubba.

DIY: Make your own magnetic play set for preschool | Teach Preschool

 

AIR EXPERIMENTS:

air science experiments

 Simple Science Experiment for Kids: Testing for Air | Happy Brown House

Blowing Up a Balloon with Yeast or Baking Soda and  Vinegar | What Do We Do All Day?

M is for Monster: Math & Science Preschool Activities | Artsy Momma

Air Pressure Experiment for Kids | Kid Activities Blog

 

PHYSICS ACTIVITIES:

physics science experiments

 Four Bridges To Build And Test With Preschoolers | Stay at Home Educator

The Pulley: Simple Machine Project | What Do We Do All Day?

Preschool Science: Gravity and Weight | Planet Smarty Pants

Light Box Magic | True Aim Education

Homemade Cardboard Construction Set | Parenting Chaos

Kids can learn almost every scientific principle from hands-on and fun science experiments. They will have so much fun they won’t even know they are learning!

If you want more science projects for kids head over to my science page.

science experiments for kids

  More Resources:

8 Ways to Help Young Kids LOVE SCIENCE! | One Time Through

20 STEM Activities All Kids Should Try | iGameMom

20 Science Projects for Preschoolers | Babble Dabble Do

 

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