Find a fun learning activity in this list of 25 spring science activities for kids.
Spring is full of changes. From plants blooming to new life hatching from eggs, there are so many different things to explore in the spring season! Children are naturally curious, and science activities are a great way to get your kids involved in learning.
These spring science activities are perfect for curious minds of all ages. You can do these activities as part of a homeschool lesson plan or just when you need something fun to do around the house.
These activities would also be good for a spring unit study. Here are 25 spring science activities for kids of all ages.
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Spring Science Activities for Kids
Science and nature activities are perfect for springtime because they are so easy to find right outside our door. It only takes a walk around the neighborhood to see bulbs bursting through the ground and buds emerging from the trees.
What I love about these activities is that they are simple and use materials you probably have on hand. So there’s no need to wait, nor shopping trips to plan, just find an idea and run with it.
From Buggy and Buddy, this simple activity does a great job of demonstrating how water flows through leaves. So simple to do with some cups, leaves, and a bit of food coloring.
Another super simple demonstration from Learn Play Imagine teaches how precipitation is formed.
Little Bins for Little Hands has an activity I’m sure my little guy will love. Who wouldn’t love to see lettuce sprout up again? I also love that you can see the little roots shooting down from the base.
Now that we’ve seen how water moves through the leaves of a plant, let’s take a look at how plants breathe! Also from Little Bins for Little Hands, this activity is all about plant respiration.
You’ve probably done this in the winter to make snowflakes or Christmas ornaments, but how about these cute butterflies from Fantastic Fun and Learning? All it takes are some pipe cleaners, borax, and water to create these cute spring decorations.
Every kid loves an egg drop! My 10 year old just did this in her co-op STEM class. Get all the details at Buggy and Buddy to have your own egg drop challenge.
Learn about the magic of color and chromatography with this amazing experiment also from Buggy and Buddy. All you need are some coffee filters, markers, and some water. Simple!
From Homeschool Preschool, this life cycle of a butterfly crafts is something the little ones will love.
I remember when my oldest was little and she rolled up in a blanket on the floor. She yelled to me, “look, mom, I’m a chrysalis!”
Similar to the activity learning how water travels through leaves, this experiment from Kindergarten Connection uses white Chrysanthemums to show how the flower takes in water.
I love this experiment from the Gift of Curiosity! Make two containers with some damp seeds to sprout. Place one in the sunlight and one in the dark, and see the differences.
How cute are these? Grow some cress inside an empty egg shell, and also note how the cress will grow in the direction of the sun. Thanks Red Ted Art.
Most kids also seem to love worms. I even get excited when I find one in the soil. Rainy Day Mum has a great activity to build a worm habitat and journal bout your findings.
Have you even though about how seeds can be so different. from a tiny mustard seed to an enormous avocado pit, seeds come in all shapes and sizes. Fantastic Fun and Learning has some ideas on collecting and investigating different types of seeds.
I had never thought of this! Who knew you could extract the colors from flowers and create your own watercolors. Check out this fascinating idea from Learn Play Imagine.
Ah, the smells of spring. Fantastic Fun and Learning has a fun and mysterious activity for the kids to guess the scents.
Homeschool Preschool has another way to demonstrate rain by using shaving cream and food coloring. A bit messier, but lots of fun.
I’ve lived most of my life in some part of “Tornado Alley.” I remember sitting on the floor with a book over my head in school or fleeing to an interior room as a child. Not fun. I’ll take a tornado in a jar any day over the actual event.
From Playdoh to Plato, has an easy demonstration for kids to see how tornados work without the danger of flying debris!
Bulbs are magical. They sit in the ground most of the year just waiting to spring forth a beautiful bloom. Rainy Day Mum has some great ideas for learning more about springtime bulbs.
Gift of Curiosity also has some great ways to dissect and learning the parts of a flower.
From STEAMsational comes this fun idea that kids will love! With just a few supplies, your kids will have a beautiful walking rainbow.
Now, this is a fun idea from Rainy Day Mum, but not something every mom would want to do. Watching a frogspawn change into a tadpole would be so fun and fascinating. The hardest part will be finding some frog eggs.
Making your own paper is always fun, and STEAMsational also gives you instructions on making your own simple mesh screen. Think of all the things you can do with your handmade paper.
If you don’t want to raise the frogspawn, we have a tastier option. Homeschool Preschool show you how to create the life cycle of a frog with candy! Now that’s fun.
Science Sparks also has a flower dissection idea, and I love her parts of a flower graphic. So helpful for those of us that forgot all those names.
We raised praying mantises many years ago, and let me tell you, there are A LOT in one of the kits. I couldn’t believe how many were inside our little net house and I was worried they would escape into the house.
So if you do this, keep an eye on them and set them free quickly. Plus, they’re great for your garden.
The Educator’s Spin On It has some additional ideas for learning about the life cycle of the praying mantis.
Enjoy Spring with Some Fun Science Activities for Kids
Now that spring has arrived, it’s time to get outdoors and have some STEM fun with the kids. I hope these spring science activities for kids will give you some quick and easy ideas to encourage learning even while you’re enjoying the warmer weather.
Happy spring learning!