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Science Experiments for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Planning science experiments for toddlers and preschoolers is so much easier than you might think. A lot of people consider science to be 'too hard' but I"m going to show you how much fun it is! These play based science activities are perfect for 1 - 5 year olds.

Fun and easy science activities for toddlers and preschoolers - My Bored Toddler

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Science Experiments for Toddlers and Preschoolers 

When people think of learning activities for toddlers and preschoolers, the focus is normally on numeracy and literacy. We focus on teaching the alphabet and learning to count but forget about the importance of science.

In early education, science is all about exploring, investigating, asking questions, trial and error and generally having fun! Science takes play-based learning to a whole new level.

If you're looking for STEM or science related toys you might enjoy some of these ones below:

Science Activities for Toddlers

Let's go! Don't forget to share some pictures of your toddler engaged in these activities in our Facebook group or on Instagram (follow @myboredtoddler and use #MyBoredToddler so we can all see).

science activities for toddlers

Color Changing Water Play

Dancing Acorns - Hands-on Teaching Ideas

Roly Poly Adventures - Capri Plus 3

Rainbow Walking Water Experiment - Messy Little Monster

science activities for preschoolers

Colorful Fizzing Sensory Bin with Vinegar and Baking Soda

Batman Science: Escape from Ice Mountain - Crafts on Sea

Dissolving, Expanding and Bouncing Egg Science - Blue Bear Wood

Playground Science for Kids: Exploring Ramps and Friction on a Slide - Buggy and Buddy

stem activities for toddlers

Grass Heads - Red Ted Art

Magic Fizzy Sand - Pink Stripey Socks

Ice Cube Painting - Sixth Bloom

Nature Art with Ice - Edventures with Kids

stem activities for preschoolers

EasyRainbow Skittles Science - Fun with Mama

Garden Science Experiment - From Engineer to SAHM

Sparkly Earth Science Experiment - Preschool Powol Packets

Simple Light Refraction Experiment - Look We Are Learning

science activities for toddlers and preschoolers

How to Make Frozen Bubbles - Fireflies and Mud Pies

Walking on Eggs - A Dab of Glue Will Do

Magic Milk Experiment - Curious and Geeks

Easy Ocean Life Experiment - Natural Beach Living

stem activities for toddlers and preschoolers

Dinosaurs and Volcano Science Experiment - Best Toys 4 Toddlers

Pipe Cleaner Magnetic Water Play - Modern Preschool

Static Electricity Butterfly Experiment - I Heart Crafts Things

Dyed Flowers - The Imagination Tree

If you enjoyed these science experiments and activities for toddlers then please share a few photos in our Facebook Group or on Instagram - use #MyBoredToddler

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