1) PLAY THE PART
Lab coat, goggles, magnifying glass. What 2 to 5 year old doesn’t love dressing for the part? I love this picture of my local elementary school doing a supervised science project in full out science gear!
2) GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY
Everybody knows about mixing colored food drops in milk but did you know a simple mix of cornstarch and water is equally fun? It makes for a gooey, colorful and tactile project.
3) GO OUTSIDE
Create a simple nature box. Go outside with your preschooler and let them pick the most interesting objects they can find. You can work together to identify what each object is. My favorite version uses a shoebox lid as the frame. Then your toddler can glue the found objects within the frame. Adding some paint can be fun too.
by Kathy Minton