Science with kids can be full of so much learning and fun! This list of science activities for kids is just what you need to bring science into the preschool classroom. Check out the activities below!
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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Now onto today’s link-up. Share anything kid- and family-related here.
Shared at The After School Link Up, Mom’s Library, Tot School Tuesday, What I Learned Wednesday, It’s Playtime, Empty Your Archive Party
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!
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Thanks so much for featuring our GAK. I grabbed your button! And thanks for hosting each week!
Engineer is going to looooove your GAK recipe. I am sure of it! And I know not to freak out if it gets in his hair, thanks to you. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and linking up.
Kristi@Creative Connections for Kids says
Thanks for sharing our lettuce planting post!
Thanks so much for sharing it here! 🙂
Thanks for hosting and for featuring our post on The Paper Bag Princess and Fizzy Rocks!
Thanks for stopping by and sharing. Robert Munsch is one of my favorite children’s author, and I’m always amused by the Paper Bag Princess! 🙂
Thanks for hosting!! I love science for kids! When my bean gets a little older we will be doing tons. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thanks for linking up! We love science here too — as I’m sure you can tell. 🙂 I know you’re going to have so much fun introducing your little one to science play in the near future.
Amy mayen says
Thanks for hosting!
Thanks for popping by to share. You are so talented!
Thanks for hosting! I met you via the PLAY group.
PS I do a Friday Linky party w/400 visitors if you want to link up!
It’s great to have you come by, Monica, thanks! I love the PLAY group . . . everyone I’ve met there has been beyond kind and helpful. I’ll have to come by on Friday, thank you for the idea.
Emma Vickers says
Thank you for sharing this link-up with me and allowing me to share a post, God Bless you.
So glad you were able to come by, Emma! I’m excited to read more of your posts on your site.
Eric VanRaepenbusch says
I found your post in the PLAY google+ group. I now follow you on FB! Thank you for the linky! I love your idea of having stress-free Sundays!
Thanks for stopping by, linking up, and following, Eric! The PLAY group is such a great resource for us parent bloggers — I’ve met so many great people there. Hope you come back next week too!
Lisa Nelson says
This is such an excellent link up Mary-Catherine! What great ideas, great science projects and experiments to try. I’m pinning this.
I need to incorporate more science into our curriculum. My son has been asking for it!
Thanks for this link up!
Lisa, thank you so much — totally made my day to hear from you! 🙂 I really appreciate the pinning/sharing, too. My son really loves the science and sensory play we do at home. I’m confident yours will as well. Just embrace the mess that comes with it.
Faith @ Artistic31Mama says
Hello! I’m visiting from http://www.artistic31mama.com and the Mom’s Monday Mingle! So glad to have found your blog! I’m following via Facebook, G+, Pinterest, Twitter, and BlogLovin’. I decided to join in your linky party as well (Thanks for hosting!). Loving your blog and all the great resources and ideas it provides. 🙂 Have a great week!
Faith @ Artistic31Mama says
I also added your party button to my links pages under Sunday link parties so I’ll remember to join in every week! Thanks!
Hi Faith! So glad you were able to stop by and link up. It’s always fun to find new blogging buds on those hops. Thanks for linking up and following. I really appreciate the kind words, too! 🙂
thanks for hosting. I found you from Lisa Nelson’s tweet. Love science, and like you stress free idea. Have you linked with Mom’s Library? I am hosting it on Wednesdays on igamemom.com. Please come link up yours.
Thanks so much for coming by after seeing Lisa’s tweet. Yes, I’m all for anything that’s stress-free too! I love checking out the posts people are leaving. Thanks for linking up. Yes, I looooove Mom’s Library, so I will be sure to come by on Wednesday and link up. 🙂 Hope your week is going well.
Looks like so much fun and the kids actually learn something! Sounds great!
Thanks, Elena! I try to sneak that learning into all the fun. 🙂
Amy mayen says
Man, how I wish I could go back in time to when my daughter was a baby & do things like this with her! You sound like the coolest babysitter ever!
You’re so sweet, Amy! We definitely have our off days, too!! But this was (and still is) something fun for the kiddos.
Caffeinated Chronicles says
Pinning for later, this is great! My little science girl (Kindergarten) will love these 🙂
Thanks so much! My son is in kindergarten right now, and he is so very much into anything science-related. 🙂
Great ideas! I love trying new learning play activities with my little girl. I’ll have to give these features a look!
Thanks so much! Let me know if you and your little girl try any of these science activities out. I would love to know how they turn out for you. 🙂