It’s the most wonderful time of year when it’s too cold to go outside and iPads and gaming systems are starting to lose their magic. The kids are climbing the walls and while the idea of hiding under the covers with an endless supply of boxed wine and Nutella sounds incredibly tempting, our children need to be entertained, and this collection of winter science experiments for kids might be what the doctor ordered.
As a child, I absolutely hated science. I’d much rather read a book or work on my long division then measure out different substances to see how they interacted with one another, and even though I’m older and wiser and (supposedly) more patient, I still struggle to find the excitement in making popcorn kernels dance or turning an apple into an erupting volcano.
It always feels like more work than it’s worth, but when I see the sheer joy on my sweet girl’s face when I take the time to do these little experiments with her, it makes it completely worthwhile.
So if you and your little ones are cooped up with nothing to do, give a few of these winter science experiments a try.
You won’t regret it.
1. Snowstorm in a Jar (Growing a Jeweled Rose)
2. Iceberg Science Experiment For Kids (PBS Parents)
3. Melting Frozen Hands (Happy Hooligans)
4. How Arctic Animals Stay Warm Science Activity (The Science Kiddo)
5. Fizzing Snowflakes (I Can Teach My Child)
6. Crystal Snowflake Science Activity (Little Bins For Little Hands)
7. How Much Water Is In Snow? (Edventures with Kids)
8. ‘Frozen’ Erupting Snow (Paging Fun Mums)
9. How to Make Snow Slime (Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls)
10. Expanding Snowman (The Science Kiddo)
11. Fizzy Ice (Toddler Approved)
12. How Do Penguins Stay Dry Science Experiment (Raising Little Superheroes)
13. How to Make Frozen Bubbles (Fireflies + Mud Pies)
Who knew winter science experiments could be so much fun?!
Oh, and if you’re looking for more ways to get your kids juiced about learning at home, we’ve rounded up some pretty fantastic baking soda science experiments and egg science experiments, and we’ve also got a ton of fun summer science experiments for when the weather (finally) warms up!
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