Valentine’s Day Science Experiments
Are you looking for some super fun Valentine’s Day Science Experiments for the kids? You’ll find a ton of great STEM activities and ideas here. Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays, and there’s a reason! We love all the fun ways that we can stay active with these experiments!
Doing science experiments is one of our favorite things to do! This is because they’re hands-on, which keeps the focus of the kids and we all get to learn a little bit of something as well.
Make sure that you check out our Valentine’s Day Printables for Kids for more learning activities that would pair perfectly with science!
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Valentine’s Day Science Experiments
These experiments are so much fun for the kids but be sure that you’re there with them for parental guidance and support. They might need some help here and there and it’s a lot of fun to go through the experiments and work on them together.
Plus, this gives you a chance to talk to them about what they’re doing and pick their brains more, too. Kids love to feel like scientists when they’re creating and will want you to see the whole process!
Their confidence will soar and they’ll have a blast mixing, matching, and creating! Since they’re all Valentine’s Day themed, these are perfect to do during the month of February.
A lot of these experiments use candy from Valentine’s Day as well so they’re perfect for getting rid of some of the excess sugar that you have sitting around the house. It’s better to create with it than eat it all!
Recommended Science Experiment Books
We LOVE to read and look at different STEAM and STEM books. Some of them are great at explaining, while others are more focused on just showing how to do certain experiments. Regardless, the following books are perfect for getting even more learning activities ready for the kids.
For books like these, it’s great to let them go through and pick out a few activities that they want to make on their own. This will boost their confidence so that they’re ready and wanting to create.
STEAM Kids: 50+ Science / Technology / Engineering / Art / Math Hands-On Projects for KidsThe Curious Kid’s Science Book: 100+ Creative Hands-On Activities for Ages 4-8Awesome Engineering Activities for Kids: 50+ Exciting STEAM Projects to Design and Build (Awesome STEAM Activities for Kids)Awesome Physics Experiments for Kids: 40 Fun Science Projects and Why They Work (Awesome STEAM Activities for Kids)Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids: 50 STEAM Projects You Can Eat! (Awesome STEAM Activities for Kids)100 Easy STEAM Activities: Awesome Hands-On Projects for Aspiring Artists and Engineers
Heart Jelly bean structure STEM Challenge
You’re more than likely going to have some jelly beans laying around the house! Instead of snacking on them, have the kids create something really cool, too! This jelly bean structure is the perfect STEM challenge and really fun as well. (and if they snack on a few jellybeans, that’s just part of the perks!)
Get ready for the kids to want more magic! Once they see the hearts dancing, they’re going to want to do this activity over and over again! The good news is that this is a super simple experiment that takes minimal supplies to get done. Use leftover candy or just take a few from their stash!
Growing Gummy Hearts Experiment
Who knew that the gummies would grow? This experiment is really fun because you can do it with a lot of different liquids. This is a great way to open up talking points with the kids so that they start thinking analytically, too.
I also love that you can try this experiment using different methods and then talk to the kids about what did or didn’t work.
Recommended Valentine’s Day Books for Kids
Don’t forget to add in some fun books about Valentine’s Day! The more reading that you can have, the more that they’re going to be engaged and off the screens. Below are just a few books that we love about this holiday.
The kids love looking at the pictures and reading the worlds and we always have a wide variety of books for them to cycle through. We always sit down and read some of our favorite books together and many are from the list below.
I like to slow down and look at the illustrations with the kids and see if they want to read to me, too! Even though I’m an adult, I still like to be read to!
Harvey The Heart Had Too Many Farts: A Rhyming Read Aloud Story Book For Kids And Adults About Farting and Friendship, A Valentine’s Day Gift For Boys … (Fart Dictionaries and Toot Along Stories)If You Give a Mouse a Valentine’s Day CookieLove from the CrayonsI’ll Love You Till the Cows Come HomeThe Invisible StringLove Monster
Dissolving Candy Hearts Experiment
Where did the candy hearts go, and how does it even happen? These are just a few of the questions that you can ask the kids to open up those lines of thinking.
This experiment is a great way to introduce them to creating a hypothesis. They can write down what they think is going to happen and then compare it to what really happens to see if they were right.
Fizzy Frozen Hearts Experiment
Look at these fizzy hards! Messy play creation is always fun! The heart shapes are perfect for the day, and the kids will love the fizz!
Magic milk is totally a thing. As you can see, it even looks like the milk is smiling, too! This activity is so simple and it’s one that the kids will love taking charge of and doing over and over again.
Want a fun ready to go Valentine’s kit that will delight your kids? Grab one of these craft or play dough kits from Etsy. They’re super adorable and a great way for new play ideas at home!
Squishy Circuits Light-Up Heart STEM Activity by STEAMsational
Don’t miss out on this activity! This STEM experiment will have the kids learning all about circuits! Will they light up or not? You’ll have to complete the experiment to find out!
Valentine Heart Chromatography Experiment
Get ready to “wow” the kids! They’ll love seeing all the colors that are inside the markers! This experiment doesn’t take a ton of supplies and is a fun way to see what is hiding in those markers.
How to Make Salt Crystal Hearts
Heart crystals are so much fun to make! Once the kids get started, they’re going to love how they turn out! These are fun to make and keep and display, too!