These quick and easy STEM activities for kids are easy to pull off, will help your child learn, and mostly importantly – they’re fun!
I have a 6-year-old, and he is at such a great age for doing fun science experiments at home. The experiments on this list are appropriate for young kids, particularly Kindergarteners. But even 3 or 4-year-olds will be able to enjoy most of them, with just a little guidance from an adult.
It’s easy to incorporate learning at home when you have activities that are hands-on and engaging. And these experiments will make your job – which is to engage your child’s natural curiosity – a cinch.
Because I’m kind of lazy, I really prefer experiments that can be done without too much of a fuss – for me that means experiments that don’t require me to run out and buy a bunch of supplies, or do any sort of elaborate set-up.
With that in mind, these experiments can be done with simple materials that you already have around the house. They are easy to set up, easy to clean up, and have a “wow” factor that young kids will love.
One thing to remember: when you’re exploring science with your child, don’t be afraid to test things out! These are experiments, after all. It’s great to follow the directions, but your child will probably learn even more with some freedom to try out different things.
The importance is more in the process of experimentation itself, rather than the outcome. That’s not to say you shouldn’t try to carry out the recommended steps at some point – but why not mix things up a bit to see what happens too? Science is naturally fun, and kids will enjoy it more when they’re engaged in the process.
I hope you and your little one will enjoy these easy, fun science experiments for kids – and learn something new along the way.
Let me know what your favorite experiment is in the comments!
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