15 awesome activities that will make young kids love science

Raluca Loteanu September 4, 2017
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If you are looking for some awesome science activities for young kids, here is a list of a lot of ideas that children will love!

My little boy loves experimenting different things around the house! He was curious to see what happens when he adds shaving cream on top of his sand box. Or what happens when he tries to pull things out of the drawer using his big blue magnet. Even what happens when he adds food coloring into his bowl of cereals without me noticing it!

I love his ability to come up with new ideas every day! But to avoid any new surprises like finding a green bowl of milk on the table, I want to redirect his need of experimenting to some science activities!

So this month will be all about learning about science and the human body! First, I’ve created a list of great activities about the human body that we will do together.

Now it’s time to plan some awesome science activities for us to try!

I’ve searched ideas that are both educational and fun. Also, I wanted them to be easy to set because I don’t like to spend a lot of time preparing the activities.science activities for young kidsphoto credit: Olga Bogatyrenko / shutterstock.com

We have a great set of science tools from Learning Resources and they are perfect for preparing different experiments! The set even contains a little book with experiment ideas!

Also, we have a magnet kit (like this one) that we can use for a lot of activities about magnetism.

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I’ve also recently discovered an awesome resource of science products for kids. It’s called Spangler Science and they have a store full of supplies for science activities. The two products that we plan to try this month are the Super Slime and the Big Bag of Science.

The video presentation of the bag of science looks amazing, I can’t wait to try the experiments with my son! They also have a science subscription box that seems great but Bogdan is still too young to try it!

Children books about space and weather

I’ve also discovered some nice children books that are great for teaching kids about different space and weather:

– National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space
– Hello, World! Solar System

– Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering

– Hello, World! Weather

Awesome science activities for young kids

I’ve gathered here a list of 15 ideas that I liked a lot! They are perfect for young kids and I can’t wait to try them all with my son!

I hope that your kids will like them too!

1. FROZEN DINOSAUR EGGS EXCAVATION ICE SCIENCE ACTIVITY from Little Bins for Little Hands

Ice melting is always fun for little kids and this activity is very easy to set!photo credit: Little Bins for Little Hands

2. Disappearing Egg Activity for Kids from Premeditated Leftovers – An educational activity that will amaze the little ones

3. STATIC ELECTRICITY BUTTERFLY EXPERIMENT from I Heart Crafty Things 

You just need a few supplies to prepare this experiment and young kids will certainly like it!

4. Shaving Cream Rain Clouds from One Little Project

The kids can prepare this experiment on their own and it looks amazing!

5. Magic Dancing Rice Experiment from Green Kid Crafts – A nice experiment to teach kids about cause and effect and chemical reactions.

6. Blowing up a Balloon with a Bottle from Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails –  Another great experiment to try with young kids!

7. Make Your Own Dinosaur Dig Excavation Activity from Mom Inspired Life 

If you don’t have dinosaur toys, you can try it with any other small toys. It’s a really fun activity!photo credit: Mom Inspired Life

More ideas

8. An activity that will teach kids about magnetism with a Free magnet worksheet for kids from The Measured Mom

9. Rainbow Jar from Playdough to Plato – A very cool experiment with common household items

10. Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients from Happy Hooligans

This activity is easy to set and you’ll only need 3 ingredients.

11. OIL & WATER EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS from Growing a Jeweled Rose

This idea is suitable for children of all ages and it’s both fun and educational!

12. Exploring Colors with Baking Soda and Vinegar from Buggy and Buddy 

This is a nice activity that allows kids to explore colors and chemical reactions.

13. Sense of smell: Fun with smelling bottles from Gift of Curiosity

I totally like this activity and I will certainly try this game with my son!photo credit: Gift of Curiosity

14. Build, Paint, and Erupt Foaming Volcano from Fun at Home with Kids

This is an awesome activity that will teach kids about volcanos and chemical reactions.photo credit: Fun at Home with Kids

 15. Hidden Colors – Toddler Science Experiment from Busy Toddler 

Young kids will love this experiment with vinegar and baking soda and will enjoy discovering the hidden colors.


I hope that you liked these ideas and you’ll try them with your children! If you want to get access to our library of printable resources for parents, including some nice activity ideas, you can sign up HERE.

I wish you a lot of playful moments with your kids!

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If you are looking for some awesome science activities for young kids, here is a list of a lot of ideas that children will love! | Science activities for preschool | Simple science activities for children | Easy activities about science | Science experiments for kids

If you are looking for some awesome science activities for young kids, here is a list of a lot of ideas that children will love! | Science activities for preschool | Simple science activities for children | Easy activities about science | Science experiments for kids

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