20 Fun Spring Science Activities for Kids

We’re very excited to be sharing 20 fantastic Spring Science Activities to try at home. As always, you don’t need any special equipment, just things you’ll either already have around the house or that you can buy easily and cheaply from a supermarket.

Spring is the perfect time of year to get out in the garden and learn about weather, plants, and animals, so these form the main theme of the collection.

Learning about plants

Can you plant some plants in your garden and explain about the different parts to someone else? Do you know why you should plant plants in a sunny spot? Or, why flowers are brightly coloured?

Find out the condition needed for a seed to germinate with our bean in a jar.

bean in a jar

If you look inside a flower can you spot the male and female parts? The pollen ( yellow or orange powder ) is held on the male parts ( Stamen – anther and filament ) while the female area ( Carpel – stigma, style, ovary ) contains the parts that will become seeds after pollination.

Plant diagram

Grow a plant in the light and one in the dark, you should see that the plant in the dark doesn’t grow as well and has yellow leaves.

Set up a plant shop and learn about the different parts of a flower.

Flower shop

 

Plant a bulb in a clear container with stones and observe the root growth in this great activity from Buggy and Buddy.

Make a multicoloured cress caterpillar.

Find out how fast grass grows with these fun grass heads from Red Ted Art.

Make some pretty flowers and learn about Transpiration.

Transpiration

Fun in the garden

Find out which bugs are in your garden in this fun mini beast hunt.

Imagination tree makes some lovely flower and goop cupcakes 

oobleck

 

Have you seen any frogspawn around? Rainy Day Mum has some top tips for raising tadpoles.

Has it rained much where you live recently? Find out how rain forms with this easy Water Cycle Experiment.

How about making a super simple wormery.

Wormery

 

Try some fun garden measuring

Welcome wildlife into your garden with this brilliant log pile home from Rainy Day Mum.

Indoor activities

Try some Chromatography and use the filter papers to make butterflies in this fab activity from Buggy and Buddy.

Chromatography

This Spring Sensory bottle is beautiful from My Little 3 and Me.

Have some sensory fun with this lovely smelling garden play dough from Imagination Tree. You could also use the play dough to explore forces by, stretching, pulling and pushing it.

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Author: Emma Vanstone

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  1. I would like to say thanks for sharing this blog with us. I love science as I am a student of science subject that’s why I always ready to learn something. Through your blog I get to know many new things here about the life cycle of plants. I like the butterflies that you made but I think your site is the best to explain about the science to kids….

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