Keep your kids busy with 20 Fun Science Crafts for kids! With these science activities, they won't even realize they're learning!
Teaching kids and keeping them entertained at the same time isn't always easy, especially with those short little attention spans!
These science activities and fun experiments are perfect to keep those little minds and hands busy. Easy to make and each project includes the science of why it all works!
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1. Glowing Fireworks Experiment from Growing a Jeweled Rose
Wow the kids this summer and make fireworks in a jar!
2. Glowing Eggs Science Experiment from Frugal Coupon Living
Glow in the dark eggs – a science experiment for kids. Easily create a naked egg through a chemical reaction of dissolving an egg’s shell in vinegar. Make it glow with this added ingredient for extra creativity and fun!
3. Hot Ice Science Experiment from Frugal Fun 4 Boys
Combine baking soda and vinegar to make sodium acetate or hot ice! It crystallizes instantly when you pour it, allowing you to create a tower of crystals. Since the process of crystallization is exothermic, the “ice” that forms will be hot to the touch. Science is so cool!
4. Tornado in a Glass from Rookie Parenting
In this experiment, we will make a water tornado safely at our own home and study its motion.
5. Walking Water Science Experiment from Fun Learning for Kids
This walking water science experiment is so much fun and super easy to do! My kids absolutely loved it! It even comes with free printable recording sheets for kids as young as preschool!
6. M&M Rainbow Science Experiment from A Dab of Glue Will Do
This M&M Rainbow Science Experiment is a fun and easy way to teach children about mixing colors and creating new colors. This is also the perfect experiment to teach your students how sugar dissolves when mixed with warm water.
7. How Clouds Make Rain from Mrs Jones' Creation Station
Science was the last subject area I taught during our day in the classroom. After a morning of literacy, lunch, recess, and math, it was finally time to teach some science lesson plans. Honestly, I was usually exhausted by the time science rolled around.
8. Static Electricity Butterfly Experiment from I Heart Crafty Things
Static Electricity is a fascinating subject, especially for preschoolers. My Mom used to be a school teacher and I remember her using this fun static electricity experiment where children charged a balloon and could magically make butterfly wings flutter up and down. I decided to give it a go with my children and it was oodles of fun!
9. Bouncing Egg Experiment from Science Sparks
Eggs with no shells are definitely one of the things my children find most intriguing. I’ve made bouncy eggs for nursery children to look at and for secondary school children to use as part of an osmosis experiment.
10. Earth's Atmosphere from Kids Activities
Let’s learn about the 5 layers of the earth’s atmosphere with a little kitchen science experiment today! Kids of all ages can learn basic concepts…even preschoolers and Kindergarten age kids…with this activity traditionally used as a middle school project.
11. Hovercraft Science Experiment from Living Life and Learning
My kiddos are always asking for hands-on science activities, even if it’s one we have done over and over like this Hovercraft Science experiment project. It almost seems like magic, not science, and even though I have given them the scientific explanation they are still in awe of it!
12. Magic Toothpick Stars from The STEM Library
This super simple but oh-so-magical kids’ science experiment had my kiddos mesmerized and were a fun way to learn about capillary action. Stock up on toothpicks because this trick will have little scientists begging you to do it again and again!
13. Crystal Growing Science Experiment from Steam Powered Family
Growing crystals is always a great project for the science fair or just because we LOVE science experiments! This project has a fun twist as we make egg geodes that are filled with gorgeous crystal formations. Making it also a wonderful egg science experiment for springtime or Easter.
14. Turn Milk into Plastic Science Experiment from How Wee Learn
Little ones will love being able to follow along, helping with each step as they take part in this experiment.
15. Make Your Own Rainbow Science Experiment from Rookie Parenting
How Are Rainbows Formed? Sunlight or white light is a mixture of all the rainbow colors. The different rainbow colors are essentially mixed together to result in white color.
16. Hot and Cold Water Science Experiment from STEAMsational
One of my favorite things to do is STEM activities and ocean science experiments! I love seeing the reaction on a child’s face when they see science work before their eyes.
17. A Balloon that Inflates Itself from Deceptively Educational
The truth is, we blew up a balloon without it ever touching our lips - thanks to a gas-producing chemical reaction.
18. Salt Crystal Feathers from STEAMsational
Want to know how to make salt crystal feathers? The salt crystal feathers experiment teaches how to make salt crystals with science. We made our crystals on feathers, but you can use any object with a rough surface.
19. Instant Ice Science Experiment from Raising Life Long Learners
This winter, we resolved to try and make instant ice. We knew the project could be a bit tricky, but we didn’t have any problems with it at all! The experiment turned out just as it ought to, which is always a great feeling!
20. Color Changing Flowers Science Experiment from Pre-K Pages
This color-changing flowers science experiment is so easy to do and your kids will love watching the flowers change colors! Your kids will love learning about how plants drink water with this simple experiment. Perfect for a plant theme in your preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten classroom.
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