Preschool Science Activities

Easy preschool science activities to do with your older toddler at home.

When we want to teach preschool science we need to remember what Charlotte Mason had to say about this period in a child’s life. These are the few guidelines for these activities:

In this time of extraordinary pressure, educational and social, perhaps a mothers first duty to her children is to secure for them a quiet and growing time, a full six years of passive receptive life, the waking part of it for the most part spent out in the fresh air.”

“Let them once get in touch with nature and a habit is formed which will be a source of delight and habit through life.”

She also says that in these young years a parent’s role is to share more about something when “…he hears, asks and learns about these at his moment of interest.”

But being the parents we are, we also like to create learning experiences for our children. So as you dig into my preschool  list of activities, be sure to look for your child's current sensitivities to things and expand on those rather than creating false learning situations all the time.

Water
Use these preschool learning activities to teach your older toddler about the properties of water. Let them discover, how water can be a gas, a liquid and a solid. They will be amazed. It is a question and experiments, that will follow them into high school.

Air
Learn about the physical properties of air – preschooler way! This is a hard one to explain, as they can feel it in the wind, but where is it? Hope this will help you.

Mixing
Use these mixing experiments to teach your toddler about the various properties of sand, flour, soap and colors.

More To Explore In Preschool Science Activities

Movement
Help your toddler understand gravity, air and water movement as well as ball properties.

Light
Have some fun with your toddler with these preschool light activities.

Magnets
Magnets when used under supervision are great fun and offer many learning experiences.

My body
Let your toddler learn about their body facts and how you can keep healthy!

Sound
Experiment with different sounds with these preschool science activities.

Nature
Get out into nature with your toddler in one way or another each day and allow them to store up many associations with creation.

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