20 AWESOME Science Projects

science activities for elementary aged kids

My kiddos love to learn how the world works and without being aware, they are doing science projects!  Science experiments are among their favorite family activities. We love to make guesses or predictions about what will happen and test them.  Exploring science with kids is always an adventure! Here are 20 kid-tested and loved science experiments […]

8 {Kid Friendly} Science Labs


Science labs are a wonderful way to begin experimenting.  We love discovering ways to play with science and now we have some labs to try with the older children!  This is also a great resource for teachers. Today’s best blog feature, STEM Mom, is sharing 8 science labs that you can do with your children. […]

15 Fun Science Activities for Kids

15 Fun Science Activities for Kids

We love fun science activities and experiments.  We have a whole list of fun ways to learn and explore today with your little scientist.  These fantastic activities were inspired by Buggy and Buddy. 15 Fun Science Activities for Kids 1.  Build a bridge with two plastic cups and construction paper and test your hypothesis of how many pennys […]

10 Easy Preschool Science Experiments

10 Easy Preschool Science Experiments

These preschool science experiments are perfect for your three and four years olds!  These are fun and eye grabbing which are perfect ways to slowly introduce them to the world of science.  10 Easy Preschool Science Experiments 1.  Rock Garden – Use a few household items to grow crystals on rocks.  Let your kids add […]

10 Ways to Learn About The Moon


Our moon is so fascinating.  Space itself is really fun to learn about, but today we are focusing in on the moon.  My little one is always interested in where the moon is and when it is “going to sleep” and “waking up”.  How can we teach our kids about it?  We’ve got a handful of […]

Color Spray – Science through Art for Kids

color spray science through art project for kids

I am super excited, I love my preschooler – but I have a houseful of them – and this year I am taking a break from them once a week and teaching a Art through Science course with our local home-school Co-op.  All of my students are potty-trained, they all can read… and they all […]

Learn About the Heart {Simple Anatomy Craft}

learn about the heart

Simple science experiments are the best!  Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and it is the perfect time to learn about the heart & our circulatory system. The heart, the symbol so beautifully displayed throughout Valentine’s Day – our cardiac muscle – is vital to our survival! My son loves everything scientific, and these days he […]

Atoms & Molecules: 10 Fun ways to learn

atoms for kids

In school the kids were learning about molecules and it reminded me of the experiment that Holly did ages ago, creating model atoms for her kids to physically manipulate. We “made” atoms too! Make a Molecule: Pom-poms – a variety of colors and sizes Wire Glue Our kids researched the elements and created the atoms of […]

How to Answer Kids Science Questions

how to answer kids science questions

Kids love to ask why. It is one of the reasons they are such fun when exploring science concepts and simple experiments.  Everything seems amazing.  They want to take apart the world and see how it works. But I have been stumped. A lot. Even on stuff I might know! It is one thing to […]

Sticky Tongue Frog Craft

Sticky Tongue Frog Craft

My daughter and I were reading about frogs and she thought the idea of their sticky tongue was really funny.  She ran and found a blow out party favor and showed me how the frog’s tongue pops out to catch flies.  And so this silly frog craft was born. Preschool Craft Supplies For this craft […]

12 Ways to Play with Science

12 Ways to Play with Science featured on Kids Activities Blog

One of our very favorite things in the whole world is to play with science.  Today we are featuring a dozen fun science activities for kids that were linked up to our It’s Playtime meme. Check back later today {4 pm CT} to link up YOUR kids activities, crafts and games. Dozen Ways to Play […]

5 Fun Oobleck Experiments

5 New Oobleck Experiments for Kids from Kids Activities Blog

Oobleck is so much fun for kids.  It is a great starter science experiment for younger ones and can be done it lots of different ways.  The simple recipe of one part cornstarch to one part water makes it easy to have science fun at home. If you’ve never made oobleck before you are missing out!  For […]

How to Brush Your Teeth with a Giant Mouth Model!

Learn how to brush your teeth

It is important to learn how to brush your teeth from childhood through adulthood.  It can be hard for children to really understand the proper way to floss and brush so we made a model mouth to practice with. Kids Activities Blog hopes your child has fun with this project while also learning how to brush […]

Science Craft: {Adorable} Pumpkin Life Cycle and Ladybug Life Cycle

life cycle of a pumpkin for kids

Your kids will love these science craft ideas!  We have an adorable pumpkin life cycle craft AND an amazing ladybug life cycle craft.  Kids Activities Blog thinks Mommy might even have fun playing with these adorable crafts. Science Craft A science craft uses color, artwork, and craft supplies to bring science to life for kids.  In these […]

Experiment with Salt: Freezing Temperature {and Cool Science Magic}

Experiment with Salt: Freezing Temperature {and Cool Science Magic}

We have a simple science experiment with salt that your kids will love!  It studies the freezing temperature of water and how salt affects it.  Kids Activities Blog love cool science magic tricks that make learning fun. Experiment with Salt Can you lift an ice cube into the air using nothing but a piece of […]

7 Playful Dinosaur Activities

7 Playful Dinosaur Activities

Dinosaur activities help teach your little ones about an incredible creature that once roamed the earth.  The best way to learn is through play.  Pair these ideas up with dinosaur movies and books for a whole dino theme week!  You’re kids will thank you. Today we’re handing you some really fun dinosaur activities we found in […]

Science Table: Hands On, Interactive Science

Science Table: Hands On, Interactive Science

Have you ever made a science table in your home for your kids?  We offer these simple guidelines for how to make a hands-on table for kids to explore.  Kids Activities Blog loves open-ended learning and interactive science. Science Table An indoor science table in a perfect learning spot for children.  Recently this texture themed […]

Make a Compass {Simple Magnetic Compass for Kids}

Make a Compass {Simple Magnetic Compass for Kids}

We have an easy way for kids to make a compass on their own.  This simple magnetic compass needs only a few basic household supplies (we thought you’d like that!).  Kids Activities Blog loves helping kids learn about the world around them with simple hands-on projects like this. Make a Compass It’s easier than you […]

12 Science for Kids Activities

6 Science for Kids Activites

Science for kids automatically makes me think of messy exploding volcanoes.    Thankfully there are many other science experiments to do that aren’t quite as complex as that one. Whether you are homeschooling your children and want to learn about science, or just like to have a fun time discovering, these are some wonderful activities […]

How To Make A Compass

how to make a compass

My son loves making cool gadgets.  For his latest creation, he learned how to make his own compass. The supplies are simple: plastic lid or shallow bowl needle or straight pin a bar magnet a slice of cork/styrofoam or the top of a plastic milk jug some water Step 1 I helped by using a […]

Static Electricity: Gravity Defying Snake {Kid Science}

Static electricity: Kids will love to make this gravity defying snake!

Have you tried to explain what static electricity is to your child?  You can demonstrate the concept to them as you make static electricity with this gravity defying snake! Kids Activities Blog hopes your child will enjoy playing snake charmer for a day with this fun kid science experiment. Static Electricity Activities which demonstrate static […]

Static Electricity {Fun Balloon Experiment for Kids}

Static Electricity Science Experiment for Kids

Have a little fun with static electricity.  Your kids will love this easy balloon experiment that demonstrates how static works. Kids Activities Blog hopes this experiment sparks your child’s scientific curiosity about static electricity. Static Electricity Rebecca explained to us what static electricity is and showed us some ways we can observe it. Basically, it’s […]

Build a Bridge: Testing Bridge Design {Science Activity}

Build a Bridge Science Activity for Kids {Bridge Designs}

There are so many ways to build a bridge. Let’s take a few minutes and look at four types of bridge design and how well each type of bridge holds pennies. Kids Activities Blog hopes this science activity will get your kids thinking about the reasons why different structures are build the way they are. Build […]

Turbulence on a Plane Explained with Jello {No More Fear of Flying}

Plane Turbulence

Turbulence on a plane can be frightening for kids.  Before their next flight, show them this great demonstration with Jello to help calm their fear of flying.  Kids Activities Blog always loves science experiments that involve food! Turbulence on a Plane After 9/11/01, I developed a fear of flying.  In trying to overcome it, I enrolled […]

Far Flutterby {Karen Kingsbury} Book Activity: Metamorphosis

Far Flutterby {Karen Kingbury} Book Activity: Metamorphosis

Far Flutterby by Karen Kingsbury is my daughter’s favorite book.  It’s a beautiful book about the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly.  Kids Activties Blog hopes that your child enjoys creating their own metamorphosis with this simple book activity. Far Flutterby Far Flutterby is a story about Cody the Caterpillar.  Cody is sad and wonders […]

Sink or Float Experiment with Water {Printable for Kids}

Kids love this sink or float experiment with water

Do your kids love to experiment with water?  Check out this great idea for some hands on learning in water as they discover if items will sink or float.  Kids Activities Blog is not responsible if your kiddos get a little wet with this one! Experiment with Water Water.  There’s something about water that draws young […]

Sink and Float: Physics Project {Water Experiment}


Hands-on science experiments that teach kids about how things sink and float can be simple, use supplies pretty much every parent has, and are easy for kids to do without much supervision.  This is the perfect physics project for kids: How to Make a Hydrofoil, by Megan the author of Coffee Cups and Crayons.  Thanks for guest […]

Special Events at the Perot Museum of Nature & Science

Here in Dallas, we now have the chance to soar like an eagle, feel the earth move and shake right under our feet and race against a T-Rex!  At the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science, you can experience these fun opportunities and more in their 5 floors of amazing hands-on exhibits. We had […]

{Hands On} Kid Science: Water Absorption Experiment

hands on

Young children benefit greatly from hands on learning.  This water absorption project is not only hands on but it is also a great water experiment – and kids love water!  The next time you have to clean up a spill and you know which material will do the best job, you can thank your friends here […]

{Kid Science} Water Experiment: Displacement

kid science and water experiment

Kid science experiments are a way to use fun hands-on activities to demonstrate a complex principle.  This great water experiment uses basic everyday items but your kids will be amazed at the results as they learn about displacement and surface tension (without really realizing they are learning about science!).  You know we love sneaking in a […]