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EPIC Summer Science Activities and Experiments for Kids

Get ready for an epic summer of discovery and learning with these fun summer science activities for kids of all ages. These summer science experiments are perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders too. Plus most of these summer science experiments for kids are quick and easy with a great WOW moment!

Get ready for an epic summer of discovery and learning with these fun summer science activities for kids of all ages. These summer science experiments are perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders too. Plus most of these summer science experiments for kids are quick and easy with a great WOW moment!

Summer Science Experiments

The warmer weather makes it the perfect time to try some hands-on, summer science experiments with your kids. There are so many fun summer science
activities you can try. Cool off with some water science, or learn all about the power of the sun, or try a simple garden science activity. There are lots of amazing hands-on summer science ideas to explore all kinds of scientific concepts.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler you will love this list of super fun summer science experiments for kids. Use them at home, in the classroom or as a supplement to your homeschool science curriculum. These summer science experiments for preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 students use common materials with an epic outcome. The hardest thing will be deciding which summer science activity to do first!  Keep your kids actively learning over summer with these epic summer science activities.

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Summer Science Experiments for Kids

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Summer Science Activities for Preschoolers

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Summer Science Activities

  • Learn how to Grow a Summer Garden with this simple Gardening with Kids from 123 Homeschool for Me.
    Find lots of tips for gardening with kids, plus a list of easy plants to grow.
  • Jellyfish in a Bottle Science Project from STEAMsational.
    This simple science project would be great for an ocean or summer themed learning unit.
  • Life Cycle of a Butterfly Worksheets from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
    This free printable pack is perfect for a butterfly hatching summer science project.
  • DIY Solar Oven from The Craft Train.
    Make a simple solar oven to learn about sustainability, solar power and harnessing energy.
  • Water Balloon Experiment from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
    This summer science experiment is a great way to help kids explore the concept of density.
  • Sunscreen Painting from Team Cartwright.
    Try this experiment to learn about how sunscreen works and how important it is.
  • Vinegar and Baking Soda Rocket Science Experiment from 123 Homeschool 4 Kids.
    This is the perfect family science activity to try on a sunny day.
  • Making Sun Prints from In the Playroom.
    Learn about light and how photography works and how we can replicate it with the sun.
  • Chromatography Flowers Science Project from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
    Try this gorgeous STEAM activity for all ages.
  • Ocean Slime Recipe from STEAMsational.
    Learn all about polymers while making this ocean themed slime.
  • How To Make Sand Slime from Little Bins for Little Hands.
    Here’s another great summer themed slime to make with your kids.
  • Layers of the Sea Science Project from Edventures with Kids.
    Learn about oceans zones and layers of the sea with this hands-on animal habitat science project!
  • Tin Foil Boat Ideas for the STEM Penny Challenge from JDaniel4’s Mom.
    This is a great summer science project idea for kids of all ages.
  • Find out how many rubber bands to explode a watermelon from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
    This epic exploding watermelon activity is a fun, edible science experiment that is perfect for summer.
  • How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag from Buggy and Buddy.
    Try this delicious ice cream experiment and use the free printable to record your results.
  • Magical Water Blossoms from Babble Dabble Do.
    Make some paper flowers and watch them bloom like magic!

With over 50 super cool summer science experiments and activities on this list, there is a summer science idea to keep your kids busy all summer long!

DIY Lava Lamp - super easy way to make your own lava lamp with simple things you have around your house. This homemade lava lamp is such a fun science project for kids of all ages to sneak in some summer learning. This science experiment is for toddlers, preschoolers, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and kids of all ages at home, homeschool, summer camps, classroom, etc. Looking for a really fun and memorable science experiment for kids? You will love these EPIC pop rocks experiment. Try this pop rocks science experiment with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students to try a simple chemical reaction. This Whether you try this pop rocks science experiments for homeschool science, at a science birthday party, or as part of a summer science project - this is a MUST try,  really cool science experimentkids will LOVE. Take your homemade playdough to a whole new level of FUN with this amazing Color Changing Playdough recipe. This is sure to be a hit with toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade children alike.  These super EASY to make marshmallow shooters are a must for your summer bucket list. This summer activity for kids is not only fun, but it is actually a STEM activity for kids too! Students assemble, tweak, and design this simple marshmallow cannon to try to get the most distance they can. THis is such a simple, but fun summer activities your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and elementary age students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grdae, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will want to try over summer break!

Summer Fun

Looking for more outdoor activities for kids and things to do in the summer? Your toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids will love these fun ideas to keep them busy all summer long:

If you are looking for a fun unique activity using eggs, you will love this silly egg head craft. This egg shell diy chia pet is cute, simple and silly spring activities for kids. This egg shell craft is fun for toddler, prsechool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too! bleeding tissue paper fireworks craft Spring is the time for field trips to the local zoo. In an attempt to make our homeschool field trips extra fun (and educational) I created these super cute, zoo scavenger hunt templates. We have lots of choices with these zoo scavenger hunt printable pack to accomidate kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten to elementary age students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Whether you use the simple animal scavenger hunt or learn about endagered animals or animal habitats in one of these zoo scavenger hunt ideas - kids will have fun learning about zoology in science. Simply print free printable scavenger hunt pdf file and you are ready to learn about animals with this printable scavenger hunt at your local zoo. i spy diy bottles with colored rice in recycled water bottles

Summer Activities for Kids

Edible Ice Cream Playdough Recipe - amazing 2 ingredient playdough recipe perfect for toddler, preschool, kindergarten and kids of all ages for an ice cream thing, kids activity, or summer bucket list #playdough #playdoughrecipes #icecream This vinegar and baking soda rocket is an out-of-this-world fun AND educational summer activity for kids! Preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will enjoy making the baking soda rocket. This how to make a bottle rocket project is one of those really cool science projects your kids will remember forever! Tin Foil Art This EPIC summer activities for kids uses a really fun technique to make squirt gun painting! This water gun painting is such a fun summer art project for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders. The squirt panting is as much fun to make as it is to look at afterwards with the unique patterns. This Summer Painting for kids is a MUST for your list of summer activities for preschoolers!

Fun Summer Activities for Kids

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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  • Science activities and experiments like these are perfect for kids to learn new thing. It can spark their enthusiasm towards various science fields. Thanks for sharing these ideas and explaining them so well!

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