Get your preschoolers doing, talking and thinking with these original science experiments.
The best way to learn is when you’re having fun and, whether they realize it or not, these fun activities will set your kids up with a little science knowledge before they’ve even reached school age!
It may be a golden oldie but this string phone experiment will never stop being fun! You probably played with them when you were kids and now you can enjoy the basic communication device all over again with your own children. You know the drill – a couple of tin cans and a bit of string is all you need!
This simple milk art activity is a great way to learn about science. The process will thrill the kids because they can watch the different colored dyes dance across the milk as they add dishwashing liquid to the mix. Easy and inexpensive, there’s no excuse not to give this a go!
All the little spies and secret agents out there will absolutely love this invisible ink craft! With a dash of lemon juice they can write a top secret message that can’t be seen by prying eyes…the question is, how do you uncover it?
When people think of volcanoes they don’t normally associate them with apples but, believe it or not, the two come together perfectly for this kid-friendly experiment! Watch the joy spread across your children’s faces as they create a chemical reaction inside the apple volcano which results in a foamy eruption. Be warned: this one might be best to do in the garden or somewhere you don’t mind getting slightly messy!
Even seen a naked egg? Not many people have but if you soak a raw egg in in vinegar, over the course of time, the liquid will dissolve the egg shell leaving you with the translucent membrane that feels exactly like a rubber ball! The kids will think it’s the best thing they’ve ever seen!
Blowing bubbles is now more exciting than ever before because, with the help of this tutorial from onecharmingparty.com, you can create your own human bubble! With the help of a hula hoop and some homemade bubble solution your kids can stand inside a bubble that’s bigger than them.
We’ve all seen silly putty and slime recipes around the web but did you know that you can make it magnetic? Stretch it, squish it, hold it up and ooze it down…you only need a handful of ingredients to make it but this scientific slime will keep your kids entertained for hours on a rainy day.
Everything you need for this leak-proof bag experiment can be gathered from around your home so you wont have to spend a penny! The little ones will be left scratching their heads thinking this is some kind of magic trick but it’s just some simple science!
Turn your youngsters into scientists with these brilliant balloon rockets! Race them across the room and see who can make the speediest shuttle!
When Tracey, over at we-made-that.com, told her daughter that they were going to make an earthworm habitat she was super excited! You can easily replicate this experiment at home with your children so that they can observe the ways in which the worms travel and how they mix the soil and the sand.
Did you know that water can walk? Don’t believe us? Then check out this amazing experiment that will interest both kids and adults alike!
Conducting an experiment is even more fun for kids when they know they’re going to get something out of it at the end…like this homemade bouncy ball! Assist your children with this one weekend and you’ll fly straight to the top of the cool list!
Turn your kids’ perceptions upside down by getting them to walk on eggs! They may think that eggs are fragile and they’d be right about a single egg, but put a few together and they become strong enough to hold a heavy weight! Children may need a bit of encouragement to give it a try as they may think you’re joking so it gives you an excuse to join in with the fun!
Making your own rock candy is a fun and tasty way to grow crystals and allow your kiddies to see the structure of sugar on a big scale.
Baking soda and vinegar are all you need to make gummy worms dance! This simple kids’ activity is perfect for little mad scientists who like seeing creatures come alive before their eyes!