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Easy Preschool Science Activities that are Like Magic!

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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!

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!

And check out this list of fall science experiments for kindergarten!

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

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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

Snowstorm in a Jar Activity

Make your own blizzard in a jar!

How to Make Instant Ice in 5 Seconds

If the conditions are right, you can make ice in 5 seconds!

How to Make Borax Crystal Snowflakes

Learn how to make snowflake crystals.

Get even more winter preschool science experiments!

Spring Preschool Science Projects

preschool science experiments

Puffy Paint Clouds

Learn about the types of clouds using puffy paint.

Make a Cloud in a Jar

There are two ways to make a cloud in this experiment.

Walking Rainbow Experiment

Learn about capillary action and color mixing!

Naked Rubber Egg Experiment

Remove the shell from an egg! Kids have a blast with this one.

Fizzing Rainbows Science Activity

Make colorful rainbows with fizzing chemistry.

Eggshell Garden Science Project

Make a garden inside of an eggshell.

Flower Color Mixing Activity

Learn about color mixing with this fun preschool activity.

More spring science experiment ideas.

Summer Preschool Science Experiments

science activities for preschoolers

Turning a Penny Green Science Experiment

All you need is salt, vinegar, and pennies to make this work!

Fluffy Slime Science Activity

Kids will have a blast making fluffy slime (and it’s less messy, too!).

Milk Surface Tension Experiment

Learn about surface tension with milk.

Tornado in a Jar Science Experiment

Learn about severe weather in the safety of a jar.

Classic Vinegar and Baking Soda Volcano

Every kid needs to try this at least once!

Get even more summer science experiments.

Fall Science Activities for Preschoolers

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Non-Newtonian Fluid Experiment

Preschoolers will have a blast making their own oobleck.

Making Butter Science Activity

Making butter is a classic preschool science experiment.

Leakproof Bag Science Experiment

Preschoolers will love learning why the bag doesn’t leak!

Bending Pencil Experiment

Light refraction science is a fun experiment that preschoolers always have a blast with.

Liquid Density Activity

Find out what liquids are denser than others.

How to Make Borax Crystals

Make beautiful crystal stars (or whatever shape you want!) in this crystal science experiment.

Magnifying Glass Discovery Tray

Discover the world with a magnifying glass!

Make Salt Crystal Dinosaurs

Cover dinosaurs in crystals.

Hot and Cold Color Mixing Experiment

Learn about how temperature can keep colors separated, or help them mix!

Get the full list of fall science projects.

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