Rolling, bouncing, racing, zipping, squishing, and more! Physics is fun, and these simple physics activities are perfectly playful physics for kids! Whether you are exploring laws of motion, sound waves, or light, physics is everywhere! Make sure to check out all of our simple science experiments and STEM activities for all year round learning and playing!
SIMPLE PHYSICS ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Can physics be playful? Absolutely, and we will show you AMAZING physics activities for kids that are easy to set up, budget friendly, and of course playful! Hands on is the way to go with our young scientists, explorers, and engineers.
From catapults to rockets and ramps to light and sound, you will find a little bit of everything to start enjoying physics at home or in the classroom with your kids. We even have some fun printable packs to get you started at the bottom of this page.
Oh and if you are looking for an equally awesome collection of chemistry activities for kids, we have that too! Watch out simple to make popsicle stick catapult in motion and learn a little bit about Newton’s laws!
WHAT DOES PHYSICS FOR KIDS LOOK LIKE?
Physics is most simply put as the study of matter and energy and the interaction between the two. How did the Universe begin? You might not have the answer to that question! However, you can pull off these cool physics activities to get your kids thinking, observing, questioning, and experimenting.
Let’s keep it basic for our younger scientists. Physics is all about energy and matter and the relationship they share with one another. Like all sciences, physics is all about solving problems and figuring out why things do what they do. Keep in mind that physics will involve some chemistry too!
Kids are great for questioning everything anyway, and we want to encourage…
- critical thinking
- and more…..
In our physics activities some of the things you are going to learn a little bit about are static electricity, Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion, simple machines, buoyancy, density, and more! And all with easy household supplies, so you can still do awesome physics projects on a budget.
Encourage your kids to make predictions, discuss observations, and re-test their ideas if they don’t get the desired results the first time. Science always includes an element of mystery that kids naturally love to figure out! Learn more about using the scientific method with young kids here..
PHYSICS FOR KIDS ACTIVITIES
You will love these neat physics activities we have to share with you. I hand pick my selections based on what I think my son would enjoy, what supplies are needed, and what amount of time needs to be dedicated to each activity.
Click on each link for full descriptions of each of the physics activities.
Simple Physics for Kids Collection (5 ideas that are super quick including a balloon rocket, static electricity, buoyancy, and more!)
Egg Drop Challenges
Do you love quick STEM activities? Many of our favorites include plenty of great opportunities to explore physics in a very hands on way.
We’ll send you this complete FREE Quick STEM ACTIVITIES PACK to get you started today! Click on the link to read more about the activities too.
SIMPLE PHYSICS ACTIVITIES MAKE LEARNING A BLAST!
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