Children’s Science Experiments

During lockdown science has been our go-to practical activity. The kids can get hands-on with their learning and you can get some pretty dramatic reactions. All of the children’s science experiments I’ll show you are easy to do and very rarely need any special kit. There are several items that tend to come up a lot so we have a ready supply in the house;

Bicarbonate of Soda


Plastic bottles of various sizes (we pretty much always do a science experiment in every bottle before it gets recycled!)

Food colouring (various colours)

Harry Potter science experiments for kids | Easy STEM activities
Children's science experiments  | Free Time with the Kids

Children's science experiments  | Free Time with the Kids

Children's science experiments | Free Time with the Kids

I’m adding to this list all the time as we try to do a science experiment most days of the week. They’re not always successful, but that’s part of the fun! When we made the rocket we were all set up for a spectacular explosion…. and nothing happened. They it was just a messy fizz. A few adjustments later and it became one of the children’s favourite science experiments!!

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