Science is a wonderful thing for kids! There is so much to learn and discover right around us. Many science concepts start in the kitchen with simple materials you already have on hand. Fill a plastic tote with easy to find supplies and you will have a homemade kids science kit filled with learning opportunities that are sure to keep them busy all year long!
DIY HOMEMADE KIDS SCIENCE KIT
We love science and simple science experiments at home. I wanted to put together a kids science kit to show you how simple it is to try science experiments at home. Also check out how to set up a home science lab for kids!
Most of our favorite science items are super simple to find at the grocery store and the dollar store and many you already have in your kitchen. Of course water is an awesome science supply so make sure to try one of our awesome water science experiments! Grab a container and start filling!
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We also have a few pieces of early learning science equipment and favorite tools you may want to consider adding to your homemade kids science kit! Check out our kids discovery box for neat items that will provide hours of engaging fun.
SIMPLE HOMEMADE SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
HOMEMADE KIDS SCIENCE KIT EXPERIMENTS AND ACTIVITIES
For each supply listed below, I am providing links to specific science experiments to try! These experiments are perfect for the youngest scientist.
They can accommodate an older child as well with some additional tweaks like journaling, graphing, and making predictions. We have FREE science journal sheets you can print.
Several ages can learn together if necessary. There is always plenty of room for creativity, discovery and exploration! Note: I use food coloring for many of the activities but couldn’t list them all!
COTTON BALLS/COFFEE FILTERS
ALKA SELTZER, BAKING SODA, VINEGAR
OIL AND WATER DENSITY
Corn syrup is also great for adding to density layer experiments like this one.
LIQUID STARCH, ELMERS WASHABLE GLUE
SCIENCE TOOLS FOR EXPERIMENTS
Our kids science kit is filled with tools and necessary equipment. Dollar store cookie sheets, ice cube trays and small ramekins are always used to contain mess, test liquids and sort items as well as freeze ice!
I usually always set out a magnifying glass and often a hand mirror. We use tweezers and eye droppers often as well. No kids science kit is complete without a pair of safety goggles too!
A Simple Homemade Kids Science Kit Filled With Endless Possibilities!
MAKE YOUR OWN HOMEMADE KIDS SCIENCE KIT FOR ANY TIME LEARNING
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