The theme for today’s Stress-Free Sunday is SCIENCE with kids! Engineer and I love science, especially messy and explosive science. Some of our favorite science with kids activities include Hatching Chicks with Children, Eyedropper “Volcanoes”, Sensory Play with Pine Cones & Tree Branches, Shaving Cream & Cornstarch Messiness, and A Multi-Sensory Experiment with Jell-O.
We also had some wonderfully creative science with kids ideas at last week’s Stress-Free Sunday link-up! I know Engineer and I are going to have fun making We Made That’s GAK Recipe sometime soon! I think my preschool students would really enjoy Creative Connections for Kids “Let Us Plant Lettuce!” as part of our upcoming farm unit. Life with Moore Babies shared Princesses, Knights, Castles, and Fizzing Rocks — Engineer would love the fizzing rocks, and I love how it all ties into a great book by a favorite author. Montessori on a Budget’s Cleaning Bird Feeders is perfect for kiddos like Engineer who’re interested in birds.
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Hands-On Science Materials
Everyone learns differently. But young children seem to be more interested in learning when they are able to connect with the subject. And that’s where hands-on science comes in! I find that letting children experience hands-on science gets them excited to explore various science topics. With that in mind, you might want to keep your classroom stocked with some great science materials.
Check out this list and decide which items will work well in your classroom (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
- Science magnet kit
- Magnifying glass set
- Kid-friendly tongs
- Jumbo eye droppers
- Sensory tubes
- Safety goggles
- Science mix and measure set
- Sensory bottles
- Sensory bins
- Butterfly net set
Done-for-You Preschool Resources
Planning meaningful lessons for students week after week while balancing other teaching responsibilities and a personal life can be a daunting task. That’s where Preschool Teacher 101 comes in to save you time!
Sometimes it can be hard for preschoolers to be patient with their peers – especielly when doing a coveted science project! Check out Preschool Teacher 101’s lesson plans about friendship to help remind your students how to be a good friend! Click on the image below to learn more about this resource.
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