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.
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:
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
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:
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
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.
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?
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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
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 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:
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
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
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!
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