With a little bit of intentional forethought, you can make the aquarium more educational and fulfilling for your preschoolers. Download a free printable Aquarium Scavenger Hunt!
Cook With The Sun: Solar Ovens!
With this easy project made of household materials you can cook with energy from the sun. This is a great hands-on activity and a neat way to learn about solar energy and the Greenhouse Effect.
Fun With Foam: Chemical Reactions!
This ‘cool’ activity results from a similar chemical reaction as the ole baking soda and vinegar trick, but produces a chilly foam that kids of every age will love to stir and squish!
Sound Waves: DIY Musical Instruments
There are so many natural ways to make sounds and learn about the vibrations that bring music to our ears. With these 3 simple projects, your kids can make their own musical instruments using items found in your own kitchen!
Summer is the time to get outside and do BIG MESSY SCIENCE! This activity is simple and quick but packs a big “wow” factor. Kids will have a blast while they learn about chemical reactions in OPEN and CLOSED SYSTEMS.
Evaporation STEAM Activity: Sidewalk Painting
In this STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) activity, kids will use art to learn about the sun’s role in evaporating water. It is great for little scientists of all ages!
Answering the “Whys”: Learn About Tornados and Air Pressure
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!
Mud and a Water Bucket: Outdoor Unstructured Play for Toddlers
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.