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10 Fantastic Winter Science Experiments for Kindergarten

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If you’re looking for winter science experiments for kindergarten, you’re in the right place! We’ve tried dozens of kindergarten winter science experiments and rounded-up our favorites below!

We love to make kindergarten science experiments seasonal, and always love to include science in our creative STEM activities for kids!

Keep reading to discover the best winter science experiments for kindergarten.

Looking for winter science experiments for kindergarten?We've rounded up our favorite kindergarten winter science experiments here!

Kindergarten Winter Science Lesson Plans

If you are teaching winter science in kindergarten this year, you’ll find these winter science lesson plans really helpful!

The January STEM challenges offer fun winter-themed science lesson plans perfect for the kindergarten classroom!

Grab a free set below!

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And if you want to make your own winter science lesson plans, keep reading to view our favorite winter experiments for kindergarten.

You may also like these winter STEM challenges for your kindergarten classroom.

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Winter Science Supply List

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If you don’t have these science supplies for your kindergarten science experiments, shop the supply list below!

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Winter Science for Kindergarten

winter science experiments for kindergarten

In kindergarten, winter science is all about learning about weather, dressign for the weather, types of weather, seasons, how ice and snow form, and learning how things change during the winter!

We really love doing winter science for kindergarten and it’s super fun to see them engage so much with the winter science themes.

Kindergarten kids can also learn about how animals stay warm during the winter and about the science magic of snowflakes!

Keep reading and discover our favorite kindergarten winter science experiments.

Our Favorite Winter Science Experiments for Kindergarten

winter science for kindergarten

What we love about these kindergarten winter science experiments is that they don’t require freezing temperatures.

We love the idea of many ice and freezing science experiments, but we live in Texas, and it only freezes a few times a year here.

So many winter science experiments are out of our reach.

But not these!

If you like these winter science experiments for kindergarten, you’ll also want to check out this list of winter science experiments for elementary.

But if you do live in a place with snow, check out these snow science experiments!

Here are our favorite winter experiments for kindergarten!

How to Make a Magnifying Glass- from ICE!

This is one of our most favorite winter science experiments for kindergarten. Kids can learn how changing the shape of ice can transform it into a magnifying glass.

How to Make Instant Ice in 5 Seconds

This is a super fun winter science experiment that will fascinate kindergarten kids. You will need a freezer for this one, but if you don’t have a freezer in your class, you can probably use the teacher lounge freezer!

Fizzing Snowflakes

Watch the video below to learn how to make fizzing snowflake reactions!

How Does Frost Form Science Experiment

In this fun jar science experiment, kids learn how frost forms and what can make frost form faster or slower. Kindergarten kids will love this one!

Ice Cream in a Bag Science Experiment

Ice cream in a bag can be a summer or winter experiment, but we like doing it in the winter!

Learn how moving something around can change it’s form from liquid to solid!

Snow Storm in a Jar Science Fair Project

Kindergarten kids will love learning about the weather by making a snow storm in a jar. This is one my kids ask to repeat year after year!

Easy Homemade Snow Globe

Mix lava lamp science with engineeiring when you make your own snow globes!

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Borax Crystal Snowflakes

We love borax crystals because they are easy to make and look so pretty! This snowflake version is perfect for the kindergaten classroom.

How to Make Frost in a Can

If you have ice, salt, and a can, you can make frost! Show kindergarten kids how frost works with this simple winter science experiment.

Oil and Water Science Experiment

This is a fun freezy twist on the classic oil and water science experiment. Use it to show kids how some things won’t mix and how freezing something can change its form.

Simple Winter Slime Recipe

Kindergarten kids love slime, and this winter slime recipe is low-mess and so much fun for younger kids to make and play with.

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Winter STEM Activities by Grade Level

Try these winter STEM activities for each grade level! There is something for everyone on this list.

Winter Science Experiments for Toddlers

Winter STEM Activities for Preschool

Winter Science Experiments for Preschool

Winter STEM Activities for Kindergarten

Winter STEM Activities for 1st Grade

Winter STEM Activities for 2nd Grade

Winter STEM Activities for 3rd Grade

Winter STEM Activities for 4th Grade

Winter STEM Activities for 5th Grade

Winter STEM Activities for Middle School

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