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10 Engaging and Fun Mother’s Day Science Activities

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Spending time with kids is rewarding and a lot of fun. Mother’s Day is a holiday where moms are celebrated, but not every mom wants flowers or brunch. Some moms would rather try Mother’s Day science activities!

For all those moms out there who love science experiments for kids, this list is for them!

Why not spend time with kids and learn at the same time?

Mother's Day is when moms are celebrated, but not every mom wants  brunch. Some moms would rather try Mother's Day science activities!

And teachers, plenty of these projects can be done in the classroom, too!

Keep reading to find our list of 10 science activities for Mother’s Day!

Science Activities for Mother’s Day that You’ll Want to Repeat Every Year!

Whether you’re a teacher or caregiver setting up fun Mother’s Day science experiments for an event or to do with your students in May, or you’re a parent who wants to bring science into another holiday in a fun way, these Mother’s Day science activities will be on repeat year after year!

It’s a lot of fun to explore science on Mother’s Day, and it will be a fun memory for moms and kids alike from year to year!

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What are the Benefits of Mother’s Day Science Activities?

There are so many benefits to doing hands on science experiments!

At its core, if a mom is doing a science experiment with her kiddos, she shows them two things:

  1. Science is awesome and fun!
  2. Learning together is exciting and a good way to spend time.

These messages are awesome for kids to see.

And if you’re a teacher or caregiver looking for a mother’s day science experiment to send home with your kiddos to surprise mom, there are plenty of experiments on this list that can be sent home as a surprise for mom.

Before you get started, make sure you have everything you need on the list for Mother’s Day science!

What You Need for Mother’s Day Science

You’ll want to have these supplies on hand before starting any of these Mother’s Day science activities.

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Science Experiments for Mothers Day

For all those moms out there who love science experiments for kids, this list of science activities for Mother’s Day is for you! Why not spend time with kids and learn at the same time?

If you love Mother’s Day AND science, then these science experiments are for you!

Try them at home, try them at school, try them at daycare, just try them and have fun exploring science with a Mother’s Day twist!

If mom loves flowers, why not make this 3D parts of a flower model and learn about the different parts of a flower?

Mom may love sparkling things (lots of moms do!). If so, learn how to make salt crystals and make pretty salt crystal feathers together! They are beautiful and you can learn about dissolving and supersaturated solutions at the same time.

Make the galaxy sugar crystal science experiment and make fun space memories with your kids! Kids will have a blast making these space themed sugar crystals and won’t even realize they are doing a kids science experiment! Science experiments for kids have never been this fun before! #scienceexperiment #science #stem #stemed #galaxy #space #kidsactivities

Another fun project to try together is the galaxy sugar crystal science experiment! It’s beautiful and delicious to eat, too!

Speaking of flowers, mom might learning about the different native flowers around the world with you!

And if you want to get super fancy, you can try dying your own flowers unique colors using the color changing flowers experiment.

Learn how heat can change things when you make mason jar lid suncatchers.

Inspired by LEGO Creations by Sara Dees, this LEGO rainbow can be made using bricks you already own! It's harder than you think!

Mom might like it if you built her a LEGO rainbow! It’s a fun way to learn about the colors of light and build at the same time.

Another fun science surprise is Epson salt crystals. These crystals form overnight and are hidden away in liquid until it is poured off and the beautiful crystals are revealed!

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A fun quick science experiment to try with mom is a magic rainbow science experiment! It takes just 5 minutes!

Make mom a secret message coding bracelet so she’ll always know how much you love her and can carry your love wherever she goes.

More Mother’s Day Activities to Try

Mother’s Day STEM Activities

Kid-Made Mother’s Day Cards

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