Preschool is a time of wonder and exploration. Doing hands-on science in the preschool classroom is the perfect time to introduce the basics of science to kids. These easy Easter science activities for preschool bring science to life during the Easter season, and provide a fun way to teach science during March and April!
Tips for Easter Science in the Preschool Classroom
If you want your Easter preschool science activities to go off without a hitch, keep the following things in mind:
Preschoolers have a wide range of abilities. When selecting a science experiment, choose something that all levels can do without frustration. Kids who are more advanced will still love the hands-on science experience, while the kids who aren’t as advanced won’t get frustrated by an activity that is too difficult or complicated for their level.
If you do these science experiments in the preschool classroom, divide the children into groups and use non-breakable materials so that the children can complete these experiments on their own.
You can also consider doing these experiments as science demonstrations to illustrate the concepts to the entire class, then having them fill out a science worksheet with their observations. This works best if you have a high student to teacher ratio or if your class period is short.
Tools for Easter Science
Consider adding some of these tools to your preschool STEM bins or STEM centers. In addition to these supplies, you will also want some Peeps, some pastel or spring colors, and some Easter eggs. Real eggs are also fun to learn with during the Easter season!
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Easy Preschool Easter Science Experiments
Preschoolers will have a blast with these Easter science experiments. Use the level of your preschoolers as a base for what your preschoolers can do. Some preschoolers are ready for more advanced concepts before others.
Preschoolers will love making these Fizzing Easter Eggs. Use this experiment to teach cause and effect and chemical reactions.
You can make Peeps Playdough and teach kids about states of matter.
Preschoolers will love playing with Fluffy Bunny Slime, and best of all, the slime is low-mess, so you won’t have to worry about the slime getting everywhere.
Make Peeps Slime and explore what happens to things when they are heated.
Preschoolers will enjoy making this Edible Jellybean Slime.
Create your own Eggshell Gardens inside of Easter eggs and learn about how seeds sprout and grow into plants.
Make an Easter Lava Lamp and explore chemical reactions.
Do the Dissolving Peeps Experiment and learn about the scientific method.
Try making a Raised Salt Painting and learn about surface tension and color mixing.
In the Jelly Bean Science Experiment, preschoolers can learn about the scientific method.
Make these Foaming Easter Eggs and explore science and sensory play at the same time.
Don’t miss our STEM challenge cards for toddlers and preschoolers.
And you’ll also love this set of Easter STEM challenges for kids. It’s free!