Create your own colorful balancing animals with our free printable below. Explore center of gravity when you try this simple balancing objects activity with the kids. We are always on the hunt for hands-on science activities for preschoolers and this one is just super fun and easy!

FUN CENTER OF GRAVITY EXPERIMENT FOR KIDS

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HOW DO YOU BALANCE OBJECTS?

To balance something, you put it in a stable position where it remains upright. The key to balancing objects is even weight distribution. This helps to keep something balanced or stable, like these cute balancing animals below!

The clothespins create a balanced force and a center of gravity, which allows the paper animals to balance on our fingers!

Read more about Gravity for Kids here!

The center of gravity of an object could also be called its balance point. If you support the center of gravity, the object will balance. If an object is not supported directly below its center of gravity, it will topple over.

Grab our free animal printable below and make your cute pets to try this easy center of gravity experiment.

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR FREE PRINTABLE BALANCING ACTIVITY!

BALANCING ANIMALS

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INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP 1: Print and color the dog/cat templates.

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STEP 2: Cut out with scissors.

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STEP 3: Trace their shape onto card stock and cut them out again. Glue them together.

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STEP 4: Attach two clothespins to each shape and try to balance them on your finger. Move the clothespins around to see how it affects the balance.

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