Spring science activities for young kids are a natural choice when the weather turns warm! Plants begin to grow, gardens are getting started, bugs and creepy crawlies are out, and the weather changes. Fun spring science activities include weather science, seed science, and more! Seasonal science activities are perfect for early learning.
FUN SPRING SCIENCE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG KIDS
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This season, I have also put together the ULTIMATE NATURE SCIENCE GUIDE that will take you right through the summer too. Everything you need to know to enjoy nature science easily with your kids. Plus, these are realistic ideas that are budget friendly and simple to set up anytime.
CHECK OUT SOME GREAT SPRING SCIENCE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG KIDS
Set your young scientist up for success with some of our favorite early learning science tools that are easy to use, durable, and practical for small hands. We have gotten plenty of use out of many of these items, especially the larger science kit!
Click on all the blue links below to learn more about each of our cool spring science activities you can try at home or in the classroom. They are perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary age kids! We have also been adding free, printable science and STEM worksheets that you can use if it fits your kids abilities.
How does a rainbow form? Explore light science to produce rainbows around your house using a variety of methods.
Make your own seed jar and get a bird’s eye view of how seeds grow underground. Witness the changes that take place that we usually never get a chance to see.
Observe seed growth in egg shells. Save your egg shells from breakfast, plant seeds, and every so many days, check out the changes.
How does a rain cloud work? Why does it rain? You can make your own rain cloud in a jar with simple ingredients.
How does a tornado work? Learn how tornados are formed and make your own tornado in a bottle.
Did you know that you can regrow certain vegetables from their stalks right on the kitchen counter? Give it a try!
Make your own pictures using items around the house and the sun’s rays.
turn white flowers into a rainbow of color and explore the parts of the flower at the same time.
Learn the basics of classification using plastic eggs!
Explore the water cycle in a bottle!
Look around your backyard and investigate what’s growing for spring.
Encourage your young scientist to explore and experiment outdoors when the weather warms up. We took a free pallet and some scrap wood and made a super simple science table to leave outside.
Make a garden in sand pail containers on your deck. Start them inside and bring them out later in the season even. We had a great time with a budget friendly garden that really produced some neat veggies and fruits for us.
Make our famous slime! Add bugs for a fun spring theme and learn about slime science and chemistry.
Gather natural items from your backyard and turn it into a sensory bin. Add your own plastic bugs for play. Plus you can add a bug book and identify bugs in your area.
CHECK OUT THIS AWESOME OUTDOOR STEM SERIES!
This is a great collaborative series we ran with other talented bloggers. It features four weeks of outdoor STEM ideas including outdoor science, outdoor, technology, outdoor engineering, and outdoor STEAM with is STEM plus art!
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