It doesn’t really matter what day of the year it is, chemistry experiments for kids are always a blast! They certainly create quite a reaction around here. All puns intended. We won’t be getting into the chemistry of love, but we can get into some fun Valentine’s Day chemistry experiments and science activities with a heart theme. Read on to find out how to create your own chemistry Valentine.
VALENTINES DAY SCIENCE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
What exactly is chemistry? Simplified, it’s how things interact, combine, and change. Now, this can be talked about with people’s personality as well as with substances. Sometimes chemistry and physics overlap, but we will call this list chemistry.
Here we are going to show you some great Valentines Day science activities with crystals, baking soda and vinegar, PVA glue, chocolate and more! You will be mixing love potions, growing crystal hearts, making cool Valentine slime and more as you get ready for Valentine’s Day!
Our Valentine’s Day science activities work for a variety of ages and abilities from our younger scientists to our elementary age scientists too. Kids are curious and love to explore and experiment and discover new things. Many of these Valentines Day science activities include an element of play along with a simple learning component which makes them perfect for young kids.
Any of our holiday theme science experiments are easy to do in an afternoon at home or on the weekend! Additionally, they can easily be used in a classroom setting.
Valentine’s Day Science Activities
Below you will see all the amazing science Valentines ideas we have already tried and have set up for you to see.
Explore simple chemistry for Valentine’s Day by growing salt crystal hearts. Observe the changes that happen using ordinary table salt.
The reaction between the hydrogen peroxide and the yeast makes for an awesome foam that is perfectly safe for little hands to play with and a breeze to clean up. Pink and red and hearts are added to most of our Valentine’s Day activities and this Valentine’s Day hydrogen peroxide and yeast experiment has plenty of pink and red!
Valentines Day science should most definitely include conversation candy hearts! Do you buy a bag of those candy hearts and then wonder what you’re going to do with them? Try our dissolving candy hearts science experiment and learn about solubility.
Here we have a fun Valentine’s Day science activity with a love potion theme! This Valentines baking soda vinegar experiment is perfect for exploring states of matter and chemical reactions with common kitchen ingredients!
Grow these cute crystal hearts with borax powder for fun and easy Valentine’s Day science.
Be my Valen-slimes with gooey heart theme slime! For Valentine’s Day why not whip up a batch of Valentine Slime! The recipe for this Valentine slime uses one of our most basic slime recipes which is clear glue or white glue, water, baking soda, and saline solution.
There are many simple science experiments that can be done right on the kitchen counter. This Valentines Oil and Water Science Activity is one of them! Discover happens when you mix oil and water together.
Explore Valentine’s Day science with a candy heart oobleck activity. Not only is homemade oobleck an awesome science project to explore non-Newtonian fluids, it makes for incredible sensory play for kids who really love to dig in and explore with their sense of touch.
Similar to our baking soda and vinegar reaction, have more fizzing fun when you add an alka seltzer tablet to water.
VALENTINE’S DAY SCIENCE ACTIVITIES KIDS WILL LOVE
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