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20+ Easy Winter Science Experiments for Preschoolers

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Looking for winter science experiments for preschoolers? These science projects are perfect for preschool kids! One of my favorite things to do with my kids are STEM activities and science experiments. We love giving our science experiments a seasonal twist, which is why we have so many winter science experiments here on STEAMsational.

Aside from writing, science is my second-favorite subject to teach. We didn’t do many science experiments growing up, so I love the chance to do more hands-on science with my kids.

 Here are easy winter science activities for preschool that will be the talk of your classroom.

Over 20 exciting winter science experiments for preschoolers! Preschoolers will have a blast with these hands on winter science activity ideas!

18 Winter Science Experiments for Preschoolers

If you love working with preschool science, try these preschool science experiments with a winter theme!

Supplies for Winter Science Experiments for Preschoolers

Make sure to have these supplies on hand before getting started with your preschool science experiments for winter!

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Exciting, Hands-On Winter Science Experiments for Preschoolers

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Try these fun winter science experiments for preschoolers! It’s a fun way to bring science activities into the preschool classroom.

Learn to how to make frost in a can!

Try your hand at winter slime!

Your preschoolers will love learning how to do the snowstorm in a jar science fair project. Don’t be surprised if your kids ask to do this project over and over!

Watch the video below to learn how to do the fizzing snowflakes science experiment.

Preschoolers will love this magical way to create ice from super-cold water. How does it work? Read the full tutorial on how to make instant ice in 5 seconds.

If you live in an area where it doesn’t freeze much, your preschoolers may like learning about rain and cold weather during the winter. Here is a fun experiment on what makes rain fall that preschoolers will love. Check out how to make a cloud in a jar.

Try making borax crystal snowflakes with your kiddos. They will have a blast doing this activity!

How amazing is this snow volcano experiment? Preschoolers and toddlers will love watching snow erupt into colorful goo. 

Her is an entire preschool unit study based around the scientific study of animals’ winter habits. Even my 8-year-old would love learning about how different animals do different things during the winter! 

If you don’t live in a snowy area (we rarely get snow), your preschoolers will love helping you may this faux-snow dough from Huckleberry Love.

Here is a fun experiment that preschoolers will love from Mom to 2 Posh Little Divas. What makes ice melt the fastest? 

What preschooler doesn’t like hot cocoa? Fantastic Fun and Learning has a fun twist on baking soda and vinegar using hot chocolate. You’ll probably want to also have some actual cocoa on hand to prevent a riot. :-)

If it’s below freezing where you live, your tots and preschoolers will love blowing frozen bubbles. What Do We Do All Day offers tips for making it work better.  

Here is the list of fun winter science experiments in jars!

Preschool Inspirations offers some helpful tips on how to make a winter nature walk science-oriented. Preschoolers will love searching for all kids of things outdoors! 

These colorful icicles from Housing a Forest would make an amazing and memorable science experiment for preschoolers about how ice forms! Visit Housing a Forest for instructions. 

These study ideas from Inspiration Laboratories shows preschoolers how to examine pine trees using the scientific method.

Try out some of these winter science experiments next time you have a few minutes to explore! You may all learn something new!

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