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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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Increase your preschooler's observation skills with this fun and colorful science experiment!
Preschool
Simple Experiments
Do this experiment to help your first grader understand how salt can be removed from salt water. All it takes are a few household materials.
Preschool
Physical Science
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
Your preschooler will have a great time painting on a foil background to create a stunning, shiny work of art!
Preschool
Colors
Here's a simple science activity that will help your child better understand how wells bring us water.
Preschool
Simple Experiments
Plastic pipes and pipe connectors make a quick and fun activity for preschoolers. Try some of our pipe challenges!
Preschool
Simple Experiments
This science experiment uses a hard-boiled egg as a pretend tooth and shows reluctant brushers the importance of tooth care!
Preschool
Simple Experiments
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
Show your preschooler how to create a simple windsock using a colorful piece of tissue paper, a pipe cleaner, and yarn.
Preschool
Weather & Seasons
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
Roasting pumpkin seeds makes for a great Halloween activity, and a healthy snack!
Preschool
Plants, Animals & the Earth
Boost shape recognition with this matching game where your child will pair up sticks to create simple shapes.
Preschool
Colors
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
Using water, corn syrup, and sequins, your child can create a unique art project while exploring what happens when different liquids are mixed together!
Preschool
Simple Experiments

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