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Preschool Science Activities and Experiments

For any parent looking for some home science fun with their little ones, Education.com has put together a wonderful collection of safe, fun and easy preschool science activities and experiments. Preschoolers are naturally wonderful at asking questions about the world around them, and these science activities and experiments for preschoolers give young minds the skills they need to seek answers and view the world scientifically. Projects can include simple demonstrations, craft projects like building a tin can telephone, and other science projects like sorting and categorizing things found in nature.

For more in depth science projects, take a look at the Science Fair Project Ideas section of the site!

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When the wind starts blowing, you and your child can plant a sponge garden in the comfort of your own kitchen. Here's how:
Preschool
Plants, Animals & the Earth
This fun and crafty activity is easy enough for your child to lend a helping hand and makes a great indoor or outdoor game.
Preschool
Nature Activities
Make an edible play dough with your child to help her develop her sensory and motor skills.
Preschool
The 5 Senses
Increase your preschooler's observation skills with this fun and colorful science experiment!
Preschool
Simple Experiments
Have your child build an ice sculpture that's so fast, fun, and messy that she may not even realize the science behind her creation.
Preschool
Weather & Seasons
Make a periscope with milk cartons and mirrors! This preschool activity is great for playing secret agent and learning simple physics.
Preschool
Simple Experiments
Help your preschooler explore the effects of light and shadow, and make a pretty sun print at the same time!
Preschool
Simple Experiments
This adventurous art project will send kids on a scavenger hunt for fall materials they can use in their artwork. This craft also teaches kids about seasons.
Preschool
Weather & Seasons
Apple slices can turn brown, but when they are coated with lemon juice the acid keeps the apples fresh. Here's how to help your preschooler experiment:
Preschool
Simple Experiments
Help your preschooler practice counting, matching, and learning colors with this fun game!
Preschool
Colors
This plaster fossil activity is a fun supplement to preschool science. Use plaster to make imprints of your child's handprints, footprints and other objects!
Preschool
Plants, Animals & the Earth
Your child will begin to recognize written color names as she looks at the different patterns and matches them up with the correct colors.
Preschool
Colors

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