Frozen Jello Sensory Play

Create a wonderfully fun material for summer sensory play by freezing jello/jelly with sparkles mixed through! It is also a fantastic, hands-on science investigation for watching changes in state of materials and experimenting with how to make substances melt.Frozen sparkle jello sensory play collage

 

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Designing and Building Bridges Activity

Set up a fun science and engineering activity for kids using everyday materials to construct a bridge together! Make it into a challenge to see how much weight the bridge can carry and compare results using different methods and materials.

Designing and building a bridge with kids

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Dyed Flowers Science Experiment

Set up a simple and visually stunning science experiment with the kids to explore the transfer of water through a plant! This is easy enough for a preschooler to understand and makes a great introduction to practical science investigations. This classic, fun activity was always one of my favourites to

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Fun Science Experiments for Kids! [from It's Playtime!]

Here are some incredibly exciting, diverse and educational science experiments for kids that were linked up to It’s Playtime last week! These are all worth trying out with your own children and teach so much at the same time (for adults too!)

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Freezing and Melting Objects in Ice

A fun scientific investigation for kids on a hot day: freezing and then melting objects in blocks of ice!

Freezing and defrosting ice experiment

 We have had some wonderfully hot weather this week and our play has been mainly outside from breakfast to bedtime. To help cool down

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