Winter is here and that means it’s time to get creative with homeschooling! It can be hard to keep little ones engaged when the days are shorter and colder, but these Winter Science Activities for Preschoolers are a great way to keep things interesting.
From magical milk experiments to slimy snow recipes, there are plenty of ways to make learning fun this season. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite winter science activities below!
If you love these activities, see my bigger list of winter activities for kids.
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Winter Science Activities for Preschoolers
To give you some ideas, here are some activities that you can try to help engage preschoolers during this chilly season while also teaching them about important scientific concepts such as temperature, matter states, chemical reactions, and more!
Magic Milk Experiment
This mesmerizing experiment is sure to delight your preschooler. Gather up some blue food coloring, dish soap, cotton swabs, a shallow dish or pie plate, and a snowflake-shaped cookie cutter to make this experiment into a winter theme. Watch as colors move away from each other creating shapes and patterns in the process – like something out of a snowy winter dreamscape!
Winter-themed Slime Recipe
This snow slime recipe will keep your preschooler busy for hours – plus it’s totally safe, so no need to worry about messes! You just need baking soda, contact lens solution — containing boric acid), warm water, clear PVC glue, and snowflake confetti or glitter for this slime recipe.
Melting Snowman Experiment
It’s fun to discover how ice melts, right? To make learning exciting, you can try science experiments like the “snowman in a bag” activity from the list below. It is a great way to explore how temperature affects matter such as ice or snow. Just gather up a transparent bag or Ziplock bag, some buttons, a snowman nose, and some snow, and let the melting begin!
What are you waiting for? Check the list of Winter Science Activities for Preschoolers now and start your own winter science experiment!
Recommended Winter Books for Kids
If you are looking for a good book to read with your child during the winter, we have some great recommendations for you.
Recommended Winter Activity Kits
Do you want a fun math practice? Grab this winter color by addition printable and let kids improve their math skills this season with a touch of creativity.
Math doesn’t have to be a bore. Try these Winter addition cards and bring the spirit of winter indoors while you stay warm and snuggly.
This very cute playdough kit features a melted snowman that kids can rebuild. Kids will love it!
With these easy science experiments, you can turn even the coldest winter days into educational fun for everyone! So get ready for some exciting learning adventures this season with these cool winter science activities for preschoolers!
More Winter Activities
Christmas Snow Globe Science Experiment by STEAMsational
Snow Learning Pack by 3 Dinosaurs