Our themed early years science activities are perfect for inspiring little minds.
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All our activities use only simple, inexpensive materials and require little preparation.
Early Years Science Experiment Ideas
Winter and ice experiments
Make some ice decorations and leave hanging in different areas to see where they melt first.
Make some sensory snow, might be best to try this outside!
Build a snowman with marshmallows and test how strong he is.
If you’re lucky enough to have some snow, make a snow volcano.
Pirate themed activities
Introduce children to how different liquids can be with this fun pirate themed density activity.
Make paper, cork and lollystick pirate ships before testing on water and racing to see which work the best.
Test different materials to see how waterproof they are with this easy pirate ship activity.
Have some baking soda fun with our fizzy pirate coins
Try some bowling with coconuts.
Learn about properties of materials by making your own pirate sword.
Try some simple code breaking to find the pirate treasure.
Learn about push and pull forces with pirate play dough.
Can you crack the secret messages to find the pirate treasure?
Learn about magnetism with our easy Pirate magnet bottles
Try some pirate themed sinking and floating.
You can find some of our pirate activities in printable form on Twinkl.
Under the Sea Activities
Create your own under the sea sensory jar
Try some under the sea themed ice painting
We loved this super simple Rainbow Fish sharing activity
Discover how warm and cold water impact how fast ice melts with this super simple ice fishing activity.
Staying healthy and the body – great for People Who Help Us topic
Draw around yourself and learn about what’s inside your body.
Find out why it’s important to wash your hands before eating.
Discover how strong bones are.
Try this fun role play activity applying plaster casts to dolls and learn how to keep bones healthy.
Fairy Tale Science
Make a raft for the Billy Goats
Make a bridge for The Gingerbread Man.
Build houses for the Three Little Pigs and test how strong they are.