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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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.
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Your preschooler will have a great time painting on a foil background to create a stunning, shiny work of art!
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This crafty activity provides a hands-on way for your child to illustrate how the trees look during each season of the year.
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In this fun activity, frozen cubes of paint provide your preschooler with a cool new way to paint a masterpiece.
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This science experiment uses a hard-boiled egg as a pretend tooth and shows reluctant brushers the importance of tooth care!
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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:
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Boost shape recognition with this matching game where your child will pair up sticks to create simple shapes.
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Tin can phones offer something modern versions don't - a fun project to make with a friend, and a dramatic illustration of vibration and sound waves.
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In almost every preschool classroom is a sensory table. Learn how to make one at home!
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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!
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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!
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Enjoy the warm spring weather outside and indulge in a colorful game of I Spy while you're at it! It's just as fun as classic I Spy but twice as educational.
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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.
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Help your preschooler craft a homemade wind spinning device--a surefire to make your backyard sparkle, and teach her a bit about weather!
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Aquariums are usually reserved for fish, but this aquarium will contain creatures from your child's imagination!
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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.
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This fun, think-outside-the-box activity introduces kids to gravity and other basic scientific concepts as they construct an impressive marble run!
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Use the activity below to help your child create bath salts as she observes how a solid changes when placed into a liquid.
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Make homemade lemonade in a baggie with your preschooler with this fun and easy recipe.
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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.

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