What are the best hands on science experiments for kids ages 3 to 9 and beyond? Science experiments, science activities, and STEM challenges are awesome for young kids! These activities below are visually stimulating, hands-on, and sensory-rich for discovery and exploration! Also check out our quick and easy STEM activities.
EASY SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS!
HANDS ON SCIENCE ACTIVITIES
Kids are curious and always looking to explore, discover, check out, and experiment to find out why things do what they do, move like they move, or change as they change! My son is now 10 and we started around 3 years of age with simple science activities for kids. Here’s our very first experiment.
Read more about the scientific method for kids to help you get started.
There are lots of easy science concepts that you can introduce kids to very early on! You might not even think about science when your kid…
- pushes a car down a ramp.
- plays in front of the mirror.
- laughs at your shadow puppets.
- bounces balls over and over again.
- fills up a bucket of water and dumps it out.
See where I am going with this list! What else can you add if you stop to think about it? Science starts early, and you can be a part of that with setting up science at home with everyday materials. Or you can bring easy science to a group of kids! We find a ton of value in cheap science activities and experiments.
FUN SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS
Click on the science experiment images or links below to get the full supplies list and easy step by step instructions. Have fun trying these experiments at home or in the classroom, or even use them for science fair projects!
FUN SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS WITH A THEME
We love to encourage a love of science here and one fun way to do that is to give classic science experiments cool themes. Click on each image below for a list of fun science activities for the whole year, from Valentine’s Day to Christmas.
SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS BY SEASON
SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS BY TOPIC
STEM PROJECTS FOR KIDS
STEM activities include science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We have lots of fun STEM ideas for you to try. These highly entertaining STEM challenges are always a hit with kids and groups.