Science activities are a wonderful way to engage preschoolers in active, hands-on learning. If you’ve done science experiments with young children, you’ve most likely seen the look of wonder in their eyes as the activity unfolds. Because my goal is to add more science to our daily schedule, I am always searching for great ideas. For the month of December, I found 16 Christmas science activities for preschoolers that are just plain fun!
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16 Christmas Science Activities for Preschoolers
Christmas Glitter Eruptions: Set out to catch the fizz with this fun sparkling activity! (Little Bins for Little Hands)
Peppermint Oobleck: Put a little twist on a classic science experiment with this 2 ingredient Christmas science experiment. (Little Bins for Little Hands)
Borax Crystal Ornaments: Bend pipe cleaners into holiday shapes for this fun crystal experiment. (The Craft Train)
Grow Your Own Christmas Tree: Have you ever grown your own Christmas tree using a sponge? You’ve got to try this! (Gift of Curiosity)
Engineering an Ice Lantern: This is a fantastic opportunity to see what happens when water changes states. (STEAM Powered Family)
Minty Reindeer Toothpaste: A Christmas spin on the popular elephant toothpaste, and so much fun! (Playdough to Plato)
Dissolving Candy Canes Science: Watch how candy canes dissolve at different times depending on the type of liquid. (Lemon Lime Adventures)
Dancing Jingle Bells: What happens when you add bells to carbonated liquid? (Modern Preschool)
Christmas Fizzy Painting: Learn what happens when you combine baking soda and paint! (Gift of Curiosity)
Grinch Slime: Make this green sparkling slime and make it stretch and grow, just like the Grinch’s heart. (Schooling a Monkey)
Jingle Bell Train Coupling Activity: What happens when you use jingle bells as coupling chains for your toy trains? (Play Trains)
Salt Crystal Tree Ornament: A fun crystal science activity that works well for younger children. (Go Science Girls)
Soft Circuit Christmas Ornament: Use a LED pin light to put at the top of your felt Christmas tree ornament. (Teach Beside Me)
Bubbly Christmas Lights: Use a mixture that includes Alka Seltzer to create cheery bubbly Christmas lights. (Schooling a Monkey)
Christmas Bell Game: Learn about magnetism while attracting colored jingle bells. Can even add some counting! (Teach Beside Me)
How to Bend a Candy Cane: Why can you only bend a candy cane when it’s warm? (Preschool Powol Packets)
Christmas Light Science: Separate a string of Christmas lights and turn them on by touching the wires to a battery. (Pre-Kinders)
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