Combine play time and science for a creative way to connect with your children! These easy toddler science experiments will inspire fun, creativity, and learning into your days with the kids.
This is a fairly low prep science activity and simple to complete. It is great for 2 years of age and older.
The great thing is that sometimes the simplest things can turn into the absolute best toddler learning activities.
Fun Toddler Science Activities!
1. “When Will The Boat Sink?” Toddler Science Experiment
Get Your Supplies Ready
Everything you need can be found with one trip around he house and shouldn’t cost any more than a few dollars if you need to grab some supplies! Here is a list of the items you will need if you don’t already have them at home.
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Here is what you will need:
1.Aluminum foil to make your boat
2. A Messy Mat or cardboard to catch the water. Or you can do it outside.
3. Something to weight down the boat! Coins would work great. We decided to use letter but they were a little too light. We had to add a lot of letters! The kids enjoyed it though.
Let The Guessing Began!
Have your kids guess how much it will take to sink the boat! My kids guesses were all over the place and it was hilarious 🙂
If you have more than one child, I suggest dividing up your experiment materials so everything will go smoothly! Mine argue over everything currently.
Let the Fun Begin!
This part of the activity is very simple and fun! Add each piece slowly and count them until the boat sinks! Try to spread your materials throughout the boat and you will be surprised how much can really fit on top.
The funnest part is when the boat actually sinks 🙂
We had so much fun, we had to take the party outside!
2. Glove Air Blow Experiment
We had so much fun with this!
All you need is, gloves, a cup, and a straw! I wrote names an/or alphabet letters on the fingers and I watched my kids run around blowing in their gloves saying “magic gloves”.
Check out the pictures and videos below!
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2a. Color Water Mixing
I did a brave thing and did a water mixing activity inside. My husband was literally holding his breath lol. The experiment involves water colored with Crayola Washable Paint! Super fun!
3. Grow A Rainbow Experiment
The Best Ideas For Kids has an awesome rainbow experiment! Check it out here!
4. Sink or Float Science
A simple yet awesome science experiment for kids. Check it out at Happy Hooligans
5. Mixing Colors Science Activity
This is another awesome science activity that your toddler would love. See more at here at Busy Toddler.
6. Salt With Frozen Hands Science Activity
I love this simple project! My kids currently adore anything frozen so Im looking forward to trying this one. Get the how-to at here.
7. Sink The Egg Stem Challenge
This is another low prep activity that the kiddies would ABSOLUTELY love from one of my favorite activity mom bloggers! Check it out at Happy Toddler Playtime.
8. Exploring Colors Challenge
Baking and vinegar will never go out of style for almost all ages, especially when you add color. Check out this awesome science project here at Buggy and Buddy.
9. Rain Clouds Science
How cool is this toddler experiment?? Get the how-to at Team Cartwright
10. Toddler Gravity Experiments
This is literally one of the most important science lessons we can study as a young child. I mean really 🙂 Check out the how-to at Lovevery.
I hope you enjoyed these easy toddler and preschool science experiments! They have certainly brought joy to my children. Have you tried any science projects yet? If so, please tell me some of your ideas below. I would absolutely LOVE to hear about them.
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