10 Science Activities for Kids That Are Actually Fun

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Whether it’s summer break or you’re snowed in, the kids get bored and want some fun. You can make it fun AND sneak in education to help keep your kids entertained.  I’ve combed Pinterest for the best of the best for science activities that’ll be perfect for the kids, and keep cheap and easy in mind.

Dancing Worms

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This simple kids’ science activity is perfect for little mad scientists who like seeing creatures come alive before their eyes.  This  experiment uses baking soda and vinegar to make gummy worms dance. From Playdough to Plato

 

TURN MILK INTO PLASTIC

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Did you know you could turn milk into plastic? I didn’t. I had no idea! From How Wee Learn

Motorized Coloring Machine

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They took the parts from an old broken toy and turned it into a motorized coloring machine. From Crystal and Comp.

ROCK CANDY EXPERIMENT

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Making rock candy at home is really easy and lots of fun!  This activity is a beautiful Science experiment and a yummy treat all in one. From Growing a Jeweled Rose

Hot Ice

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Favorite kids’ science experiments are those that have an element of magic. This vinegar and baking soda project certainly does just that – it makes hot ice! The science experiment uses just 2 ingredients that you probably have on hand.

BOUNCY BALLS

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In this quick, five minute experiment, little chemists mix up their own homemade bouncy balls. The science activity is a hands-down favorite for kids.

Overnight Crystal Garden

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Growing crystals using Epsom salt will not yield giant geodes bursting with color; Epsom salt crystals are small, delicate, and slivery. Instead of one or two mega crystals this science experiment for kids will give you hundreds of miniature crystals

FIZZING BATH DOUGH

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Add science and fun to bathtime with a fizzing dough dropped into the water.

 

DIY Crystal Geode 

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Turn eggshells into beautiful crystal geodes.

Lemon Volcano

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While Lemon Volcanoes are indirectly related to smell, it’s not the primary focus of the project, they certainly are one of the nicest smelling volcanoes we’ve ever played with! It makes for an extra special sensory experience. These are not giant volcanic eruptions but rather bubbly small eruptions.

 

 

 

Whoever thought science was boring hasn’t seen these experiments! A search of Pinterest will show you MANY fun experiments. These ten will get you started, and hopefully hooked, so your kids love science more. So give them a try and let me know what you think.

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