Kindergarten Science Activities and Experiments

Kindergarten is a great time to introduce kids to the magic of science! These creative and educational kindergarten science activities are just what educators and parents need to cover basic science skills. Using readily available materials and step-by-step instructions, you'll see your student's face light up as they discover the world of science. Nature activities make a great compliment to these.

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Help your kids fall in love with nature by making a simple clay bird bath. Set it up in your yard and watch the animals venture in for a sip of water.
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Let your curious kindergartener experiment with this tasty combo as you sneak a little compare and contrasting practice into the mix
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Help your kindergarten scientist discover relative size, density, and buoyancy with this fun, pumpkin science project!
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Use dirt and different colors of craft sand to make unique layers in a clear plastic cup to represent the layers of the Earth.
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Help young learners discover why catÃs eyes glow in the dark with this simple experiment
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Help your kindergartener identify and sort eight different kinds of common seeds on this "seed wheel" plate you can use all growing season.
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Create homemade seed packets with your kids. This activity combines your kids' love of science and the outdoors with a little writing and drawing fun.
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Introduce colors to shadow play with this creative and irresistible science activity!
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Recycling may be a confusing concept for your little one, so take the time to teach them the magic of compost - right in your own backyard!
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How much water comes out of snow? Explore this timely question with your kindergarten scientist with this easy winter experiment.
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What's a crater, and how does it happen? Here's a kindergarten experiment with safe, nontoxic ingredients.
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Use this fun activity to make an optical illusion picture that helps your kindergartener explore the sense of sight, and sharpen his observation skills!
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This easy project for little hands uses mushroom spores to make an imprint of the mushroom, and the result is very beautiful.
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Your child can use Styrofoam, green paint and toothpicks to create her own cactus plant sculpture.
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Set up a fun guessing game for your curious kindergartener, one that will test her ability to use all five of her senses.
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When critters protect themselves by taking on the patterns of nature, it's called "camouflage." Play this camouflage matching game with your child!
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What better way to nurture your child's imagination than by making a fairy house out of materials found in nature!
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Plant a mini herb garden and teach your child about science and nature.
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Here's a math, science, and social studies activity: help your kindergartener become a "coin archaeologist" by examining how different coins look and feel.
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Try this fun garden graphing project with your kindergartener this summer to give him a leg up in math and science while spending some valuable time outdoors!

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