Preschool is such a fun time. Preschoolers are curious and want to learn so much about the world around them, which makes it the perfect time to try preschool STEM activities. But it’s also fun to try easy science experiments with preschoolers. So, If you’re looking for preschool science projects, try these easy preschool science experiments that are like magic!
Keep reading to learn a bit more about how to set up science experiments in preschool and for a list of preschool science activities!
Supplies for Preschool Science Experiments
We do our preschool science experiments at home, but of course, many of you do them in the classroom! If you’re setting up a science center, here are some tips on how to set up a science center at home. And here are some ideas for making a classroom science center.
But most of all, you’ll want to have some common science supplies on hand for your experiments. Watch the video above for what we like to include, and shop the list below for an easy way to stock your science center.
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And if you want a bit more help planning your preschool science lessons, read this article on how to teach a STEM lesson at home and how to set up STEM lessons in the classroom.
The Ultimate List of Science Activities for Preschool
These preschool science projects are tons of fun and perfect for preschoolers just learning how the world works.
We’ve separated our preschool science activities by season, so that you can have a whole year of science experiment ideas at your fingertips!
We also have preschool science experiments for specific holidays and themes, including Valentine’s Day science, St. Patrick’s Day science experiments, Easter STEM activities, Halloween science experiments, Thanksgiving STEM projects, and Christmas science projects.
Winter Preschool Science Experiments
Make your own blizzard in a jar!
If the conditions are right, you can make ice in 5 seconds!
Learn how to make snowflake crystals.
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Spring Preschool Science Projects
Learn about the types of clouds using puffy paint.
There are two ways to make a cloud in this experiment.
Learn about capillary action and color mixing!
Remove the shell from an egg! Kids have a blast with this one.
Make colorful rainbows with fizzing chemistry.
Make a garden inside of an eggshell.
Learn about color mixing with this fun preschool activity.
Summer Preschool Science Experiments
All you need is salt, vinegar, and pennies to make this work!
Kids will have a blast making fluffy slime (and it’s less messy, too!).
Learn about surface tension with milk.
Learn about severe weather in the safety of a jar.
Every kid needs to try this at least once!
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Fall Science Activities for Preschoolers
Preschoolers will have a blast making their own oobleck.
Making butter is a classic preschool science experiment.
Preschoolers will love learning why the bag doesn’t leak!
Light refraction science is a fun experiment that preschoolers always have a blast with.
Find out what liquids are denser than others.
Make beautiful crystal stars (or whatever shape you want!) in this crystal science experiment.
Discover the world with a magnifying glass!
Cover dinosaurs in crystals.
Learn about how temperature can keep colors separated, or help them mix!
Get the full list of fall science projects.