10 fun summer science activities for hot days

The UK is hot, hot, hot at the moment, so today I’m sharing some fun and cooling summer science great for preschool age children on hot days.

Summer science activities for hot days

One of our favourite summer activities is exploring melting and mixing of colours by making slushy drinks with fruity ice.

Investigating ice

Or you could freeze water in a balloon, and see what happens…

ice play

Can you make some summer themed ice? Try adding flower petals or shells to your creations.

Or, how about making some ice cubes and investigating where they melt the fastest.

Ice Play

If you have a paddling pool why not try one of these 5 science activities while you’re splashing around.

summer science

You could take some sponges and flannels outside and explore absorption, can you find the sponge or flannel that holds the most water?

Do you love ice cream? How about making some Ice Cream Soup like Rainy Day Mum.

How about a lolly stick race? These are great fun and an unusual water table activity.

lolly stick race

Explore absorption and properties of materials with this fun activity using a LEGO man.

summer science

Finally, testing objects to see whether they sink or float is always fun!

Do you have any other ideas? Can you think of something you could do with water balloons?

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activity ideas for preschoolers on a hot day


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