Candy Canes and the Scientific Method!

These 2 easy candy cane science activities allow for sensory exploration and discovery while practicing early scientific method skills! Perfect holiday fun at home or as stations in the early learning classroom.

Make a Simple Optical Illusion

Here’s a fun visual science experiment that will help your child explore the sense of sight and sharpen his logical thinking and observations skills. With this simple activity from education.com, preschoolers can practice scissor skills andย create a homemade optical illusion that will surely delight curious minds!

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.

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. ย With these 3 simple projects, your kids can make their own musical instruments using items found in your own kitchen!

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!