10 Awesome and Easy Science Experiments for Preschoolers

Science experiments for kids are a great way to add some variety into your play and to introduce lots of concepts and topics in a fun and playful way.

Kids are naturally curious people and if you give them the opportunity to explore the world they will. Science experiments for kids are a great way to encourage creativity and curiosity in your children. They’re perfect for playtime as well as teaching your kids some of the basics of science, like how water boils or why we need oxygen.

Science is the way of answering so many of the burning questions that curious children have about how our world works. 

Today I’m featuring 10 awesome science experiments for kids from Preschool Powol Packets. This is just a small selection of the ideas on their site, and what I love about these experiments is that they are easy and approachable, science experiments that you can realistically try at home with your preschooler.

Whether or not Science was your best subject at school, these activities are very do-able and not intimidating, and they are so much fun!


I’ve chosen a selection of 10 of my favourites from the Science experiments for kids on Preschool Powol Packets, including explosions and chemical reactions, natural science with habitats and nature exploration, exploring floating and sinking, density, colour mixing and lots more!

Keep reading for the links and the details for all ten of these easy preschool Science experiments. 

10 awesome science experiments for preschoolers

Click through each link for the full instructions, details and how to conduct each preschool science experiment. 

10 Awesome & Easy Science Experiments for Preschoolers

Elephant Toothpaste

Elephant toothpaste is a basic science experiment exploring reactions with hydrogen peroxide – with impressive results!

elephant toothpaste science experiment

Easy Preschool Science Balloon Experiment

This experiment uses balloons to explore the vinegar and baking soda reaction

Sparkly Explosion Experiment

A vinegar and baking soda reaction with added glitter and sparkle!

Foam and Colour Exploration Experiment

The concept behind this science project is flow, and the materials provided let your preschoolers experiment with how different objects flow through foam, water, and other textures

easy preschool science experiment with foam

Planet Density Experiment

Space is always a fun Science topic to explore. In this experiment, kids can learn about the different characteristics and densities of the planets in our solar system. 

Make a Snail Habitat

Snails are easy to find in our gardens or around the neighbourhood. Let’s learn more about them, and the habitats which they live in. 

Rain Water Collection Experiment

This simple science project will show your preschooler how much water is available every day as you set up a rainwater collection and measuring station together. 

Pine Cone Experiments and Exploration

Pine cones offer so many opportunities for scientific exploration and observation, allowing children to interact with nature. 

Making Soap Boats

Have your kids make their own boat, and explore floating and sinking together. 

Catch a Spider Web

Catch a spider web on paper, and explore the topic of spiders and their webs together with your child for a hands on nature science lesson. 

Which of these fun science experiments for kids would your child love to try first?

If you want even more Kids science ideas and are already thinking about the festive season, then why not check out Preschool Powol Packet’s Christmas Science for Kids E-book!

sciencewideYou might also like these fun Science activities for kids, which link into all kinds of Scientific themes and topics. They are also so much fun, of course! 

Having fun while learning is so important to help kids keep up their enthusiasm and passion for gaining knowledge all throughout their lives. 

More Fun Science Activities for Preschoolers

Colourful Milk Explosions Experiment

LEGO STEM Activities for Preschoolers

Measuring Vehicles Distances, STEM activity inspired by Blaze and the Monster Machines

More Science Experiments for Kids

Make Your Own Periscope

Magic Money Box – Mirror Science

Make Your Own Snow

Glowing Solar System

Love these preschool Science ideas? Don’t forget to save, or pin this post so that you can come back and tick off all of these experiments from your to do list. 

Image credit: Boy at the lab (modified) Shutterstock

For older kids, try this Gravitrax STEM system

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