Our easy everyday science activities for kids is part of our sponsored partnership with Bayer. Bayer’s Making Science Make Sense initiative is great for kids of all ages and we’re thrilled to have been able to participate again this year!
Easy Everyday Science Activities for Kids
When it comes to science activities, I’ll admit that things like chemicals and experiments come to mind. But when it comes to younger kids, it’s all about everyday science activities that can introduce them to the magic no matter how young!
Making Science Make Sense is Bayer’s STEM education initiative. Bayer knows that science is an important part of everyday life. So the mission is to change the way science is taught both in and out of the classroom.
It’s all about making it less intimidating for both kids and adults!
Check out some of our favorite everyday science activities to do with the kids! Start them young and get them excited. Weston is proof that you can have a science lover at a very young age!
Make the Best Bubble Solution
One of our favorite things to do is get outside and enjoy the weather. Bubbles seem to be a huge hit with kids no matter how young or old they are! They also make a great everyday science activity!
One of our favorite things to do is make our own bubble solution. You can try different types of dish soap with glycerin or corn syrup to see which type makes the best bubbles. Play with the amounts of each ingredient until you find your perfect mixture!
Another fun activity is to make your own bubble wands. Pipe cleaners work great for that. Bend them into different shapes to experiment with how the shape of the bubble might change!
The Science Behind Play
Science is everyone around us whether we’re at the playground or the mini golf course! Take the opportunity to teach your kids about science while they play. Concepts like momentum and friction are great ones for places like these!
Having experiences they enjoy while learning will help the learning stick too!
We don’t even have to leave our own backyard to be part of the world of science. Weston adores playing outside and we use it explore all kinds of plants and animals. Oh, and we can’t forget the insects and spiders. He’s all boy when it comes to loving those creepy crawlies that make me want to run away.
But they’re great for learning about different species as well as similarities and differences. We’ve also gotten to explore the life cycle of a plant in our own backyard as the kids garden with Grambo!
Play and Learn in the Mud
A rain storm might make you want to keep the kids inside but as long as it’s not a severe storm, it’s a great way to get out and experience weather. Jumping in puddles and looking at the clouds is a great way to get some hands-on experience with weather.
If you have some muddy spots in your yard when the rain is over, let the kids explore. It’s a great place to learn about concepts like solids and liquids while also letting them get a little messy. Sometimes we’re able to spot some living things after the rain that we don’t see all of the time too! Weston likes to find worms after a rain storm. I like looking for interesting rocks.
It’s full of opportunities to experience everyday science together! Science really is everywhere around us!
And to learn even more, be sure to visit the Making Science Make Sense website!