In this set of activities, kids will make a mini tabletop tornado and demonstrate the power of air pressure. These are best for kids over 3 (my 3-1/2-yr-old thought everything was really cool), though the tornado tube may provide some entertainment for tiny scientists as well!
Free play isn’t necessarily unsupervised play or unguided play, especially when dealing with toddlers. Structured educational activities open up a great opportunity for unstructured outdoor play after you are done.
These flashy layered columns of household liquids make a colorful way to show how fluids with less density float on top of each other. Young scientists can also practice making hypotheses while testing where different objects will settle in the layers.
Kids are never too young to start observing things in the sky. Even if you live in a city full of light pollution, you can at least see the moon and a few of the brightest stars.
Recent studies have shown that spending time in nature can help alleviate ADHD symptoms in kids (which is not shocking news if you’ve ever spent time listening to the wind blow through the trees in a forest)… so it’s important to get our kids outside and involved with nature as often as we can! With this activity, kids of all ages can make their own simple bird feeders to attract more birds to your yard or patio for bird-watching.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math + Art!
With guided questioning and mindful teaching, you can maximize your child’s learning with each STEAM project you do!
This activity is so easy you’ll want to do it everyday and so entertaining you’ll bust it out at all your parties! The melting ice cubes provide a very clear visual to show what happens when you combine primary colors. Even the littlest scientists will enjoy the cool (lol, pun intended!) sensory aspects of playing with the ice as it melts into different colors!
Earth Day is April 22nd, and it’s a great time to start teaching kids how to take care of the environment! While preschoolers may be too young to fully understand the importance of maintaining a healthy planet, there are a few habits you can instill in them now to shape their views on nature and conservation as they get older.