My 3 Favorite Tips For Any Preschool Science Project

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!

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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. 

I love this video demo.

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. 

Here's how to do it.

by Kathy Minton