5 Minute Science Experiments for Kids
When I think about all the exciting experiences I had in school, it doesn’t matter how long I’ve been out of the classroom — it sparks a passion in me to pass that love of learning onto my kids. One of my favorite ways to do so is to find the best fun science experiments that I can share with my children. Rather than them spending their time behind a screen, these fun experiments for kids are a productive use of their time. Since they’re so quick, they’re super easy for mom to put together. Everyone’s happy!
With three kids, I’m always pressed for time and I always have my hands full. After discovering that experiments for kids at home don’t have to be a hassle, I’ve been on the hunt since for fun experiments for kids that are also super quick! These five minute fun experiments for kids have been just as enjoyable for my children as they are for me to witness.
Make it an event on a rainy day — you could even grab some inexpensive lab coats and goggles for your kids to really make them feel like experts! It’s also a great and educational theme for your little ones’ next birthday party. The other parents will be surprised they didn’t think of it first, and impressed to boot!
Read on to find out how you and your kids can watch water travel, learn to make a geometric bubble, watch a plant grow toward the sunlight, and see raisins dance with experiments at home! These five minute science experiments for kids at home teach valuable lessons and create amazing memories for both you and your children!
How can I make science fun for my kids?
You might be surprised at how much your little ones love these simple science experiments for kids. Children have a natural curiosity for how the world works, so while science experiments might seem a little boring at first, they’ll be asking for more before you know it! It’s so fun to see the looks of wonder on your kids’ faces once you try these science activities. If you’re not sure where to start, these fun experiments for kids are guaranteed to keep your kids entertained. Who knows, you might have a future scientist in your house!
What are some cool science experiments?
Did you know that your everyday household items can create some of the most fun science experiments for kids? Glue, baking soda, vinegar, food coloring, and eggs are just a sample of the few ingredients needed for all of these amazing science activities for kids. Even the classic volcano science experiment can be done easily, and packs a punch in the wow-factor department! Your kids will definitely be rushing to tell their friends about their time in your home lab. Cheap ingredients means you can play around with as many experiments at home as you want while keeping costs low — and trust me, your kids will be on board too! Read on to discover the coolest science experiments that will impress the kids while keeping things quick and simple for mom. That’s a win-win!
Stem Challenges for Kids
Before you begin, also look at these Stem ideas for Kids!
- STEM Challenges for Kids + Science Scavenger Hunt
- STEM Projects for Kids | Preschool, Elementary, Middle School Science.
Glow in the Dark Eggs
Glow in the Dark Eggs | Frugal Coupon Living
Geometric Bubbles | Babble Dabble Do
Cloud Science Lab for Kids
Kids Cloud Science Project | Alice and Lois
Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment
Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment | Frugal Coupon Living
Glow in the Dark Volcano Science Experiment
Glow in the Dark Volcano Science Experiment | Frugal Coupon Living
How to Make an Eggshell Disappear
How to Make An Eggshell Disappear | Go Science Kids
Walking Water Science Lab for Kids
Walking Water | Coffee Cups and Crayons
Oil and Water Science Experiment for Kids
Oil and Water Science Experiment for Kids | Frugal Coupon Living
Erupting Rainbows Science Lab for Kids
Erupting Rainbows Science Lab for Kids | Frozen in Time
Exploring Colors and Chlorophyll in Fall Leaves
Exploring Colors and Chlorophyll in Fall Leaves | A Little Pinch of Perfect
Glowing Volcano Science Lab for Kids
Glowing Volcano Science Lab for Kids | Growing a Jeweled Rose
Magnetic Slime | Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
Slime Sun Catchers
Slime Sun Catchers | Babble Dabble Do
Static Electricity Butterfly Experiment
Static Electricity Butterfly Experiment | I Heart Crafty Things
How Arctic Animals Stay Warm
How Arctic Animals Stay Warm | The Science Kiddo
Ocean Currents Science Experiment
Ocean Current Science | Live Over C’s
Sprout House Kids’ Science Experiment
Sprout House | The Stem Laboratory
Soap Clouds | Our Best Bites
Easy Skittles Rainbow Science Experiment
Easy Skittles Rainbow Science Experiment | Fun with Mama
Dancing Raisins Experiment
Dancing Raisins | 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Bicolor Flowers Science Lab for Kids
Bicolor Flowers Science Lab for Kids | Playdough to Plato
Balloon Rocket Experiment
Balloon Rocket | KroKroTak
Shoe Box Maze
Shoe Box Maze | Herbarium (Get more directions HERE)
Why is the Sky Blue?
Why is the Sky Blue? | Rookie Parenting
I’m so excited to be able to share these fun experiments for kids with you, and I’d love for you to leave a comment if you try any of them out. Happy experimenting!
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Last Updated on May 11, 2021 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living