Earth Day Water Science, Sensory, and Art Play
Love water science! Easy experiments like this Earth Day water science idea is perfect preschool science. It is quick to set up, fun to explore and provides fascinating results while teaching important concepts. Hands on learning through play is a great way to introduce science to young children. Change up simple ideas to fit the season or holiday. We have done quite a few water science activities, but our Earth Day water science experiment is a fun twist.
Water science is easy to pull together because I naturally have many of the items already on hand or can pick them up easily when I go to the grocery store. All this Earth Day water science experiment needs is water, cotton pads, food coloring, an eye dropper, and a tray! My son placed the cotton pads on the tray while I mixed the water and food coloring.
Experimenting with eye droppers for science and fine motor skills!
Soak the pads, mix the colors, make mini Earths. This Earth Day water science activity is so versatile. My son enjoyed explaining what each one looked like. Just an ocean, just an island, an island surrounded by an ocean. He experimented with mixing the colors. he tested just how much the cotton pads would hold by counting drops. Often kids will make up their own ways to experiment.
Sit back and enjoy your child’s natural curiosity.
Try not to make them do it a certain way.
Let them explore and discover. Create a love for learning.
Here’s our completed tray for our Earth Day water science play. We have some oceans, some land masses and some mixed.
Most importantly we enjoyed some play time and learning time together. Yes, mom did a few too. Enjoy learning right along with your child and he will love it too.
Make preschool science simple and fun!
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