Winter is finally waving goodbye and spring is in the air!
Here are a few fun spring science activities you can do with your preschoolers to welcome the season- and most importantly learn about it.
Spring Science Activities for Preschool
Science is an important part of any well-rounded preschool education. Science also provides many opportunities to develop scientific vocabulary. Young children are naturally observant and science offers them ample opportunity to make observations. Teachers and adults can help with recording data and communicating results to support the scientific process.
Germinate a Seed in a Jar – a lovely classic that every child should do at least once.
Discover the perfect plant to grow with preschoolers – This one takes about a week and is ideal for observing and recording observations. This choice was completely new to me; I’ve grown a lot of different things in the classroom- but never this one!
Grow a Cress Caterpillar – this one would also complement a study of the butterfly life cycle.
Watch a bulb grow– a great opportunity for making predictions, observations, and recording data!
Grow a Grass Head – spring, science, and cutting skills- what more could you ask for in a fun activity? Your kids will love cutting the hair on their grass heads!
Dissect a bean seed – A great way to make observations and record data as you explore the scientific process with your kids.
Follow water traveling through a leaf – another great idea from Buggy and Buddy that will demonstrate the concept of chromatography. Your kids will love observing the gradual changes that take place over time with this experiment!
Dissect a flower – an introduction to botany for preschoolers! Examine the inside of flower and learn all about the different parts.
Try making a multi-colored flower – these multi-colored flowers are beautiful and make a great science experiment too! Invite your children to make predictions as part of the scientific process.
Study fungus! – this one might be a bit gross or totally fascinating depending on how you feel about fungus- either way, you’ll never look at fungus the same way again!
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