Science Activities for Valentine’s Day

I have to admit, we don’t really DO Valentines Day in our house. I’m not really a hearts and flowers kind of girl, but the kids are quite curious and excitable this year, so I’ve put together a small collection of fun and easy Valentine science activities.

First up are these super simple heart patterns. If you wanted to mix it up a bit more, how about adding some flowers?

Valentine Science

I used these little hearts to introduce the concept of symmetry to my 5 year old.

 Valentine Science Symmetry

You could make some pretty flowers for your Valentine, with this transpiration experiment.

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Anyone for a heart shaped pizza? Great for learning about respiration.

Valentine science

How about learning about heart rate with this fun investigation?

Valentine Science

 

Can you draw around yourself and draw your heart?

 Learn about the body

Make a stethoscope and listen to your heart beating.

 Children testing a stethoscope

Finally, why not make a baking soda heart?

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Do you have any more ideas for us? The next thing we have planned is some static electricity hearts like our jumping frogs.
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  1. I absolutely love your site. It is one of my most favourite of finds in a while. When I get on top of Facebook and google+ I look forward to following you there. In the meantime, see you here again soon.
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  2. Some great ideas. We don’t usually do much for valentines either but would be nice to try a few of these with my eldest.
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  3. Some lovely ideas. Not that we usually do anything, although I love how you’ve involved the kids.

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  4. These are brilliant ideas – I’d forgotten about the flower/food dye experiment. Must do that with D!

    I’m glad to have found you – sure I’ll be doing some pinning!
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  5. I’m bookmarking these… we are a big fan of hearts in this household and my little one will love so many of these activities!

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  6. I always love a bit of science :) but I’m a total hearts and flowers type of girl when it comes to Valentines Day. I think we might try the flowers and glittery heart combo for the 14th :) Thanks for sharing x
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