My 5-year-old, Hank, is in pre-K, and he seldom takes a nap in the afternoon. Therefore, I try my best to come up with fun activities to do with him after school while his sister is asleep. We read stories, do art projects, play games, etc. However, since he is always trying to figure out how things work, science activities are at the top of his list.
Last year, I received an Action for Kids Adventures in SCIENCE backpack to use with my children. What a great resource that I wish was available to everyone. The ordinary looking backpack was filled with activities for small children and preschoolers to help children explore science concepts. It included a wonderful manual with activities, along with materials to complete a lot of the projects.
As a supplement to the backpack activities, I explored my pins on pinterest and gathered ideas for a Science Basket. We use this basket for a special Friday treat (when Hank doesn’t have preschool). It gives him something to look forward to during the week and gives us a chance to explore together while Faith is napping.
Have a Great Week!
Color Eruptions from Learn Play Imagine
Science Discovery Bottles – Magnets & Sink or Float from Little Bins for Little Hands
Homemade Butter from We Made That
Elephant Toothpaste from Navigating By Joy
Dancing Raisins from Juggling With Kids
Tornado in a Jar from Ellie Moon
Lava Lamp from Growing a Jeweled Rose
Rainbow in a Jar from We Made That
Rain Cloud in a Jar from Growing a Jeweled Rose
Magic Foaming Stars from Fun at Home with Kids
Here is a Printable Resource that I created for our basket of the experiments shown above.