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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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Learning about how plants grow is a building block in the preschool curriculum. Put a fun twist on this science concept with these cup pets.
Preschool
Plants, Animals & the Earth
Preschoolers are fascinated by how colors can be mixed to form new ones. This activity combines color mixing with the concept of melting for extra science fun.
Preschool
Colors
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
Help you preschooler decide what to wear each day by making these weather-appropriate clothing markers with her.
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
Featuring plenty of good old fashioned squishy, gooey fun without the mess, this compromise of an art project is sure to please little ones and grown-ups alike.
Preschool
Colors
Use the activity below to help your child create bath salts as she observes how a solid changes when placed into a liquid.
Preschool
Simple Experiments
Aquariums are usually reserved for fish, but this aquarium will contain creatures from your child's imagination!
Preschool
Plants, Animals & the Earth
Make an edible play dough with your child to help her develop her sensory and motor skills.
Preschool
The 5 Senses
Plastic pipes and pipe connectors make a quick and fun activity for preschoolers. Try some of our pipe challenges!
Preschool
Simple Experiments
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
Here's a simple science activity that will help your child better understand how wells bring us water.
Preschool
Simple Experiments
If your kid likes to color, you probably know all too well that crayons go quickly. Put those crayon stubs to use by creating colorful ironed wax paper art!
Preschool
Colors
How can you tell the difference between a spider and an insect? Your child will find out as he makes a tray of yummy creepy crawly snacks.
Preschool
Plants, Animals & the Earth

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