Preschool is such a magical time but it’s also smack in the middle of the most curious time in anyone’s life. The time when they ask 1 million questions every single day.
I think we have to look carefully at their questions to realize the beauty in them. One minute they might ask something like “Why does purple look purple?” and the next is “Why does my finger fit in my nose?”. You just never know what you’re going to get.
It’s also come to my attention that preschool is this window of opportunity where they actually listen to and accept your answers. I don’t have preschoolers anymore and now my answers are often met with “Mommy, you’re wrong. My finger fits up my nose because my finger is smaller than my nostril”. But when they were preschoolers< I could say any random answer and they would believe me. If that isn’t magic, I’m not sure what is…
Anyway, point being, this is the time to do the experiments that answer their questions. They will love preschool STEM experiments and they will find the answers they are looking for. Win-win.
So I was really excited when Brenda from Schooling a Monkey said she would send me ideas for preschool science experiments. She has an amazing collection of ideas (not just science either, all kinds of ideas).
If you have curious preschoolers, you’re going to want to thoroughly check this list.
Do you have kids that love STEM projects? For many many more amazing ideas, check out Brenda’s book of STEM ideas for the littler guys!
10 Simple Preschool STEM Experiments
Colors and chemical reactions abound with this simple STEM activity. Preschoolers will love that they can be in control of this experiment.
Color Mixing Flower
If you get the “why does purple look purple” question, you’ll want to try out this color mixing activity! And it’s a flower – perfect for spring!
Magic Milk Rainbows
This is one of those “WOAH” experiments that will blow their mind. Easy and only takes a few common household supplies.
Egg Shell Gardens
Start you Garden this year with some egg shells! Perfect for watching the sprouting process up close.
You can’t lose with slime – especially rainbow slime.
How to Make Frost
All about frost! And test out the age old question – will your tongue get stuck to a can with frost?
Static Electricity Science
What is static electricity and how does it work? This is a hands on activity that will get your preschoolers excited about STEM.
Flower Discovery Tray
Can I admit something? I’ve never been a big fan of flowers. They’re so hands off. But this activity let’s your kids play with and dissect flowers. Get them digging in and interested in flowers!
Liquid Density Experiment
There is nothing like showing kids that liquids don’t always act as we may expect them to. Density can have an interesting effect!
Seed Sprouting Science Experiment
Just in time for spring – test out different ways to sprout seeds. What works the best?