I’ve found my 5 year old to be incredibly curious at the moment, always asking questions and wanting to know how things work. Even something as simple as a rain gauge has been VERY exciting for her. With that in mind I’ve pulled together a list of great science experiments for kids that are perfect for 4 and 5 year olds ( but also bigger kids as well )
Make a bubble snake. Try blowing harder and more slowly and look for rainbows in the bubbles.
Practice drawing or writing with fizzy paint.
Make some filter paper butterflies.
Find out how many of your own feet tall you are. Is there a pattern?
Explore numbers with a Numeracy at Home box.
Learn about static electricity with these jumping frogs.
Trick your eyes with this optical illusion.
Try to make different shaped bubbles, does it work?
Learn about waterproof materials with this fun activity using soft toys.
Make a magnet maze and learn about magnetism.Can you make a huge version?
Explore freezing and melting with slushy drinks, you could even try some colour mixing.
Have lots of fizzy fun with a Monster Tea Party, just don’t drink the tea.
Find out about arm span and it’s relation to height in this easy activity.
How about some science magic? Can you make an egg bounce?
Learn about oil and water not mixing and density too with this density jar. Experiment with different objects floating on the layers to make it more fun. What happens when you shake it?
Can you make a mixture with your toys?
Try some colour mixing with jelly.
Sort Ariel’s treasures into groups depending on their properties.
Start to learn about what conditions green plants need to grow with this cress caterpillar.
Have some messy fun with oobleck!
Make some simple patterns using DUPLO.
What makes a good sandcastle? Is dry or wet send better?
How about setting up a chemistry lab in the kitchen? all you need is some coloured water, oil and pipettes.
More great science experiments for kids
Adult help is definitely needed for this one, but a Water Powered Bottle Rocket is always a big hit in our house.
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