Have you ever shopped at Teachers Pay Teachers? It’s an amazing site where you can find almost any education printable you could possibly be searching for. One of its top sellers is the talented Elissa of Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station. I had the privilege of meeting her at a blog conference last year, and I’m thrilled she’s sharing a guest post with us today!
Creating science experiences for our little learners in a great way to get them investigating and questioning the world around them. Through play and day-to-day routines, children are always discovering something new.
As their teachers and parents, we are able to facilitate their learning by providing simple, hands-on opportunities for them to explore science. Here are five spring science activities for your home or classroom!
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When the weather warms up in the spring it is so nice to be able to play and learn outside again. Create a life science opportunity for your learners by going on a bug hunt. Whether they find real insects or pretend insects they will gain knowledge they can build on throughout the spring and summer.
2) Color Mixing
There are so many new colors in the spring…flowers, insects, bright clothes…invite your learners to explore the art of color mixing. With a fun book and invitation to play, you can create fine motor, science and color practice with one simple activity.
Springtime is full of showers, thunderstorms and cloudy days… April showers bring May flowers, right?!?! Help your learners understand where the rain is coming from with this simple science experiment.
You can watch small caterpillars grow into large caterpillars, change into a chrysalids, and finally emerge as butterflies. This Metamorphosis for Little Learners unit includes information on getting caterpillars, learning activities, books and freebies to help guide the exploration of life cycles.
Easter brings eggs, bunnies, and a lot of leftover jelly beans that need to be put to good use. Grab those jelly beans and a free experiment printable to discover something new…other than your sweet tooth!
Whether you have cloudy or sunny skies, enjoy this season of learning with your little ones. So much learning happens during early childhood, so let’s make the most of it by creating experiences that our learners will remember! I hope that you are able to take these 5 simple and engaging science activities and explore the season of spring with your own little learners.
Elissa is an early childhood teacher turned work at home mom. She loved creating centers, printables and other resources when she was teaching, as well as finding fun ways to engage her students and organize her classroom. She is now able to use these resources with her own preschool children, ages 4 and 2. You can find her activities and ideas on Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station and her Teachers Pay Teachers store.
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