Monday, May 8, 2017

3 Toddler/ Preschool Outdoor Science Projects and Activities: Inexpensive to Do

I don't know about you, but I am loving Spring! After being trapped indoors for winter, my kids and I were more than ready to head outdoors. I love gardening, and my 3 year old has taken a liking to it as well. After researching gardening/outdoor related activities for toddlers/ preschool aged kids, I decided to try a few projects with them. Here are the activities we liked best. They are very inexpensive to conduct too!

Growing Onions in a Jar

You'll Need
  • green onions
  • jar
  • water
  1. Cut the top of the green onion off (we used left overs from cooking). Only keep the bulb.
  2. Fill your jar with water, place the bulb inside of the jar. Make sure it is totally submerged in the water.
  3. Change water every few days. within 8 days or so, you will see the onion re-grow. I had my daughter measure the growth for a week, and we made a chart with the information.
Flower Color Changing

You'll Need
  • Food coloring
  • Daisies or carnations
  • Jar
  • Water
  1. Fill jars up with water, place about 20 drops of food coloring in the jar. You can either mix the colors or use separate jars with different colors
  2. cut the bottom of the stem about an inch
  3. place the flowers in the jar (s). Check daily to see the color change.

Seed Jar

You'll Need
  • Paper towels
  • Water
  • Seeds
  1. Stuff paper towels into the jar and add seeds (sunflower seeds, beans, etc.)
  2. Place seeds on outer part of jar (so you can see the seeds) with the paper towels in the middle.
  3. Water the jar, but do not flood jar.
  4. Check daily and watch the seeds sprout. It is very cool to observe the seed changes.

Submit projects to my email address and I will compile and publish ideas!


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