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Fun Peeps Experiments to Try in the Classroom or Home

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Peeps are an essential part of Easter at our house. But this year, rather than simply eating the fluffy marshmallow goodness, we decided to make our Peeps experience a little more educational with Peeps science experiments. We added this experiment to our collection of Easter STEM activities!

We decided to conduct a series of  easy STEM activities on the Peeps. We did both Peeps STEM activities and some engineering experiments with our Peeps chicks. We couldn’t believe how much fun it was to learn with Peeps experiments!

These original activities have inspired years of Peeps learning fun in our house every Easter. For three years now, our Easter science has almost all been Peeps themed!

It’s so much fun to see what new Peeps candy science experiments we can come up with.

Marshmallow PEEPS® just scream spring. Make your activities more educational with these easy STEM activities featuring PEEPS® candy science!

If you want to try some of our other Peeps science experiments, try making a Peeps density tower, making Peeps playdough, making Peeps slime, or try powering a Peeps boat with soap!

Peeps Science Fair Project Ideas

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Try these quick Peeps science experiments and make playing with Peeps educational and fun, too!

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WHAT ARE PEEP EXPERIMENTS?

Any question can be turned into a science experiment. These science experiments simply use Peeps as one of the ingredients! With science experiments using Peeps, kids can learn a lot of things, including the properties of Peeps, how Peeps change with temperature, color mixing, density, and a lot more!

You may be surprised at how much learning you can do with a simple Peep!

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Why Do Science Experiments with Peeps?

During the Easter season, Peeps are everywhere! Using them in the science classroom offers a fun way to learn using seasonal themes. Use Peeps in place of marshmallows in any science experiment, or use our ideas to spark your creative Peeps learning activities!

But you don’t have to be a teacher to do Peeps science experiments with kids.

Not only do science experiments help children learn how to solve problems on their own, but it also allows hands-on kiddos to learn in a way that makes sense to them.

Children who need to touch and feel to learn effectively will thrive in a STEM-focused classroom or home.

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WHAT CAN KIDS LEARN WITH PEEPS SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS?

There are so many different science experiments with Peeps to try. Kids can learn a variety of themes using Peeps, including:

  • Color theroy
  • Color mixing
  • Density
  • Properties of matter
  • Mechanical properties
  • How temperature affects solids
  • Mass

Use our science experiment worksheet as you work through these Peeps science experiments.

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Supplies for Peeps Educational Science Experiments

You don’t need much for Peeps candy science! All you need is some Peeps, some containers, and some imagination!

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Science Things to Do with Peeps

Try these fun Peeps science experiments and kids will have a blast learning and playing with Peeps.

PEEPS CANDY SCIENCE: WILL IT FLOAT?

Marshmallow PEEPS® just scream spring. Make your activities more educational with these easy STEM activities featuring PEEPS® candy science!

This was our easiest experiment and could work for preschool through elementary. For this experiment you will need:

Step 1: I asked Monkey if she thought the PEEPS® chicks would float in water. She said no.

Step 2: We filled a small container with water and set our PEEPS® inside. Monkey was surprised to see they floated.

Step 3: I explained to Monkey that it was the high air content in the PEEPS® that made them float in the liquid. PEEPS® are less dense than liquid, which makes them float.

Variation: Place PEEPS® in liquids of various kinds and see what happens in each liquid. Do the PEEPS® respond differently in different liquids?

PEEPS SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS: TEMPERATURE

After floating the PEEPS®, Monkey wanted to know if frozen PEEPS® would also float. We froze one, then placed it in the liquid. Even though it was denser, it still floated. We then talked about how freezing the PEEPS® changed the texture, hardness, and stickiness of the PEEPS®.

Variation: You could also heat the PEEPS® to see how heat changes them. However, I didn’t want such brutal results, so we kept our PEEPS® whole.

PEEPS CANDY SCIENCE: COLOR MIXING PEEPS

Marshmallow PEEPS® just scream spring. Make your activities more educational with these easy STEM activities featuring PEEPS® candy science!

Monkey noticed that when we floated the PEEPS®, the water changed color. She hypothesized that when we added the yellow PEEPS® to the blue water, it would turn green.

Step 1: We removed the blue PEEPS® from the water.

Step 2: We placed the yellow PEEPS® into the water and waited about 30 seconds.

Step 3: Within seconds, the water changed to a bright turquoise. Monkey was surprised it wasn’t a deeper green, but she was happy to see her hypothesis proven.

Variation: If you have additional colors of PEEPS® (they have purple, pink, green, orange, white, yellow, and blue in the PEEPS® store), try mixing other colors to see how many you can come up with!

Monkey had a lot of fun trying out these PEEPS® candy science experiments. I loved that the experiments were easy and didn’t take many supplies or a lot of time.

BOOKS ABOUT PEEPS

These adorable Peeps-themed books are the perfect thing to read while you learn about science with Peeps!

Peeps: Recipes and Crafts to Make with Your Favorite Marshmallow Treat

Peeps: A Candy-Coated Tale

Peeps-a-licious!: 50 Irresistibly Fun Marshmallow Creations – A Cookbook for PEEPS(R) Lovers

Peeps Ahoy!: A Candy-Coated Adventure on the High Seas

MORE PEEPS STEM ACTIVITIES TO TRY

Love Peeps®? Love STEM activities? Then you won't want to miss this complete list of PEEPS® STEM activities for kids! So many ways to learn with Peeps®!

Peeps STEM Activities

Looking for a fun Easter craft or Easter activity? Peeps soap is not only a fun craft project for kids, but it makes a great non-toy Easter basket idea!

PEEPs Soap

Peeps are super fun to get at Easter. But if you have some leftover, try these Peeps marshmallow engineering activities! The marshmallow activities and marshmallow STEM challenge will delight your kids. Peeps STEM activities are the best! #easteractivities #peeps #stemactivities #engineering

Peeps Engineering Activities

PEEPS are amazing and have so many educational uses. Take your PEEPS into the classroom with this PEEPs density science experiment! Learning with Peeps is a fun way to bring STEM activities to life! #easteractiviities #easterstem #stemactivities #scienceexperiments

Peeps Density Science Experiment

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