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Winter Science Experiments for Toddlers

If you have a toddler, you know they are often incredibly curious. Children have a natural curiosity about the world around them, and when directed properly, this can turn into a love of science from a young age. So why wait? Instead of waiting until toddlers are old enough to do winter STEM activities for preschoolers, why not try these fun winter science experiments for toddlers? There are so many basic scientific concepts that toddlers can learn, and you’ll have a blast too!

winter science experiments for toddlers

These winter science experiments for toddlers can be used by parents, grandparents, daycare workers, and teachers!

What is Science for Toddlers?

Most toddlers could not care less about scientific formulas, peer-review, chemical abbreviations, or balancing equations. So, how can they learn science?

At the toddler level, science is strictly about exploring the world and learning about scientific inquiry.

A toddler might ask, “what is snow?” And with a basic science experiment on melting snow, they can learn that snow is frozen water.

toddler in the snow doing science

In this experiment, a toddler learns about temperature, states of matter, the seasons, how matter can change from one form to another, volume, cause and effect, weather patterns, and more!

A toddler will be focusing mainly on the physical activity of the experiment – playing with materials, touching things, exploring through the senses, and getting a basic idea about how the world works.

This is all a toddler needs to have a solid science foundation that can travel with them through preschool and beyond!

My girls have been introduced to science since they were babies, and all of them love science class in school the most (we have kids in elementary and middle school currently).

Want more winter science experiments for kids? Elementary kids will have a blast with these winter science experiments for elementary.

Tips for Doing Winter Science Experiments with Toddlers

Winter science experiments for toddlers isn’t complicated or time-consuming and materials instructions are simple and easy to find.

Toddlers learn about the world through the senses, and science experiments that focus on touch, smell, hearing, seeing, or tasting are perfect for toddlers.

Don’t expect a toddler to suddenly learn the periodic table overnight, or really, any fact-memorization at all.

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Science in the toddler years is about teaching children how to look at the world as a puzzle that can be solved.

If they have a question about the world, it can be answered with science.

Toddler science experiments should show toddlers that there are really amazing things in the world, and that by asking questions, they can learn about the world and how it works.

Toddler STEM Materials

Use these instructions materials to complete your snow science experiments and other winter science experiments for toddlers.

Winter Weather Books for Kids

These STEM books for winter will teach kids about winter weather in a fun, colorful way!

My Favorite STEM Products for the Preschool Classroom

These STEM products are perfect for the preschool STEM classroom!


Homer Technology App for Kids 4-6

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Mel Science Classroom STEM Kits

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Classroom Balance Buckets

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Primary Sorting Classroom Bundle

color cubes

Transparent Color Cubes

clixo rainbow pack

Clixo Rainbow Classroom Pack

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Pet Home STEM Challenge

mirrored stacking stem

Stacking Mirror Blocks

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Magnification Blocks

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Gravity Physics Tubes

preschool investigation specimins

Specimen Viewers Classroom Set

Now, grab your favorite science experiments and STEM challenges for toddlers from the list of winter science experiments that teach all sorts of winter topics like weather, temperature, seasons, how snow forms and more!

All of these winter science experiments that explore STEM topics will help toddlers build a strong foundation and love of STEM as they grow.

toddler stem challenges

More Fun Winter Science Experiments for Toddlers

Toddlers will have fun with these other winter science experiments for toddlers from STEAMsational and other places across the web!

Winter STEM Classroom Sets

If you don’t have time to gather the supplies yourself, you’ll love these winter science experiment kits for the classroom!

Most of these fun experiment boxes are designed for elementary school, but many of them touch on middle school science topics as well.

weather stem kit

Weather STEM Kit

snow scoop science

Snow Scoop STEM Challenge

igloo stem activity

Igloo STEM Challenge

winter stem kit classroom

Winter STEM Kit

The Complete List of Winter Science Experiments for Toddlers

Pick your favorite activity from the list of winter science experiments for toddlers below!

If you have toddlers, then they will LOVE these winter science experiments for toddlers!

The key to science in the early years is simplicity.

Don’t expect anything crazy, but try to use scientific words when showing the activity to your toddler, and you may be surprised at how much they pick up from these easy winter science experiments for toddlers.

toddler winter science experiments

Make a snowstorm in a jar and learn about chemical reactions and weather.

Make a penguin winter sensory bin and play in fake snow.

It takes just a little bit of prep to make instant ice in 5 minutes, and toddlers will feel like the science experiment is magic!

Go ice fishing and see if you can use salt to pick up ice cubes with just string! Toddlers will love playing with this one.

Play with winter slime and confetti snowflakes. Toddlers will love squishing and stretching the slime!

Put your hand in shortening and learn about how animals stay warm in the winter.

Learn about exothermic reactions and make ice cream in a bag at the same time. Toddlers will love shaking up the bag to mix the cream.

toddler stem challenges

Make a snowflake sensory bottle and discover the season of winter all safely within a jar.

Toddlers will beg to repeat this winter-themed magic milk experiment over and over again.

When toddlers are bored of science, they might like this fun penguin dress-up activity.

Don’t forget to record your data in a science notebook when completing your winter science experiments for toddlers.

Winter Teacher Shirts

Here are some fun shirts that teachers will love wearing during the winter months.

winter things teacher shirt

Winter Things Teacher Shirt

snowflake kindness teacher shirt

Spread Kindness Like Snowflakes Teacher Shirt

snow days teacher shirt

Proud Supporter of Snow Days Teacher Shirt

reading is snow much fun teacher shirt

Reading is Snow Much Fun Teacher Shirt

i need a snow day teacher shirt

I Need a Snow Day Teacher Shirt

up to snow good teacher shirt

Up to Snow Good Teacher Shirt

supporter of snow days teacher shirt

Supporter of Snow Days Teacher Sweatshirt

winter themes teacher shirt

Winter Themes Teacher Shirt

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