When I think of science projects for preschoolers, I think of Coffee Cups & Crayons! Megan’s science activities check all the boxes: hands-on science experiments for kids that are simple to set up, clean up is (mostly) a breeze, and — most importantly — kids LOVE them!
It’s hard to choose a favorite from all the science fun on this site, but these 10 are projects my preschooler has asked for again and again!
Science Projects for Preschoolers
1. Who can resist making apple seeds DANCE? This apple seed science experiment not only is a super simple set up and clean up…but also lends itself to a snack time!
2. Let your little ones observe what happens when salt and ice meet with this ice and salt experiment. This experiment can easily be adapted to any preschool theme (there’s always lots of stuff you can freeze in water!).
3. Celery Science! Let your preschooler be amazed at how cool transpiration is! Plus — awesome rainbow colors!
4. Walking Water is a classic science experiment for a reason: it’s super cool. And all you need is colored water, containers, and paper towels. If you haven’t tried this one yet, it’s a must-do!
6. Make your own cloud in a bottle! (spoiler alert: it’s a not real cloud, but it definitely looks like rain!)
7. Play “does it dissolve?” and explore every day kitchen staples in science-y way!
8. Ok, I know ice paint sounds a little messy (because it is). But it’s definitely still something to try — it’s an activity that combines science technology engineering art and math. And seriously, what’s better than that?
9. Baking soda + vinegar = awesome reaction. Add some color with this mad scientists preschool science project!
10. Give your little ones their own tornado — in a jar! See how to make your own tornado in a jar. There’s even a video to show you how!
A couple of favorite science projects for preschoolers my kids ask for again and again:
Pepper “trick” experiment – ok, this one looks slightly like there are a bunch of ants floating in water (it’s really ground pepper), but it meets all my criteria – simple, fun, and quick to clean up!
Orange experiment – watch what happens with, and without, the peel!
Want more fun science experiment ideas for kids?
Keep the fun going! Megan has TONS of science experiments your kids will love on her Super Cool Science Experiments for Kids page!
Take me to the experiments –> Super Cool Science Experiments for Kids
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I’m thrilled to have one of my favorite bloggers guest posting today as I enjoy a little bit of time with our new baby! Carolyn is the creator of Simple Play Ideas (formerly the Pleasantest Thing) and shares simple play and learning ideas you can do with your kids. Go check them out–you’ll love how easy to implement they are!