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The weather is warming up, and your kids are itching to go outside. You, however, want to get homeschool lessons done for the day. How can you balance the two?
Spring is an amazing time of discovery for preschoolers. Flowers are blooming. Trees are budding. Birds are chirping, and the insect are emerging. There are new sounds and sights to explore every time you turn around.
Take advantage of all the new that spring has to offer, and incorporate as many of these preschool science experiments as you can!
Preschool Science for Spring
Below, I’ve rounded up an amazing collection of fun preschool science activities and experiments perfect for this time of year. Explore seeds, butterflies, tadpoles, and more. What will you explore first?
Kids will love planting their own seeds. They love watching them sprout and knowing they had a part in helping something grow.
Host an Egg Drop Challenge (with free printables) for a fun STEM activity.
If your preschoolers want to learn more than seeds, here’s a fun Botany Lesson that covers the parts of a flower.
If you have space in your yard, you could plant a butterfly garden.
On your next nature walk, let your little ones go on a caterpillar hunt.
Your littlest learners will love exploring this spring sensory bag.
This is a fun craft to teach your little ones about the life cycle of a butterfly.
Monarch butterflies are great backyard bugs to learn about in the spring.
Make a sun catcher with paper plates and coffee filters.
Kids of all ages love making flowers turn different colors.
Get up close and personal with flowers and record your findings in a nature journal.
We’ve raised butterflies before, but I’m anxious to raise a praying mantis.
If a praying mantis isn’t your thing, your kids might enjoy raising tadpoles.
Build a wormery with your preschoolers, and let them journal their observations.
Take a field trip to a local pond, and here are twenty ideas for enjoying your day.
Spend a rainy day helping your preschoolers make a rain cloud.
Discovery bottles are easy to make. Here’s a collection of earth day discovery bottles for your preschoolers.
While you’re on that field trip at the pond, how about a little study of cattails.
Did you know you can peel a raw egg?
Have you ever made crystals with your kids? You and your preschoolers can make borax crystal flowers this spring.
Earth Day is just around the corner. Teach your little ones about recycling and seeds by making a milk jug planter.
Send your kids on a color scavenger hunt on your next nature walk.
Let your little ones ‘plant’ a playdough garden on a rainy spring afternoon.
Use leftover plastic Easter eggs to explore magnets.
Preschoolers can test the wind with kites.
Create a science-on-the-go kit, and your little ones will always be ready to explore.
Spring Science Resources for Preschoolers
Printable List of Preschool Science Activities
I’ve made things easy for you! I’ve added all of the ideas listed above to a one-page printable list that you can print out. Print it out, hang it on the fridge, and see how many you and your preschooler can check off this spring!