Science is fun for young kids to explore and learn about through hands on activities and those activities you can easily do at home. Last week on Tuesday Tots some amazing ideas were linked up including this activities which I am featuring this week.

Simple Science Experiments to do at home

First off for your slightly older kids – you can learn about the brain and the parts using modelling with this fabulous How to make a model brain from Science Sparks.

Perfect for this time of year is a simple experiment to create a rainbow from Edutainment at Home.

A fun activity for your kids is Chromatography and if you combine that with a craft you can produce these gorgeous Chromatography Butterflies from Buggy and Buddy.

Oobleck or Gloop is a fabulous sensory experiment and this literacy linked post from ABC Creative Learning with some Dr Seuss inspired Oobleck fun helps brings books alive as well.

Toddlers can start to explore properties of materials and ice is a good starting point. This post from Munchins and Moms gives some great starting points on ice investigations for toddlers.

From our own archives you can explore how plants drink – toddlers up enjoy this experiment which shows results overnight so perfect for those with little patience.

Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.


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