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40 Summer Science Activities for Kids

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Get ready for an epic summer of discover and learning with these FUN summer science activities for kids of all ages.

Over 40 Summer Science Experiments - these are such fun kids activities perfect for summer learning, science fun, summer bucket lists, and summer homeschoolers, and science projects #summerscience #scienceactivities #kidsactivities


40 Summer Science Activities for Kids

  • Grow a Garden (Gardening with Kids)
  • Take a Nature Hike
  • Explore Different Habitats (beach, forest, mountain)
  • Watch the Clouds
  • Make a Weather chart
  • Go Star Watching
  • Observe animals in nature around you
  • Start a nature journal
  • Go to the Zoo
  • Visit the local aquarium
  • Head to a Science Museum
  • Try out different Bubble Solutions (here is our favorite)
  • Make a Pinwheel to learn about wind
  • Build the perfect Sandcastle
  • Study Shadows (here is how we did it)
  • Visit a Local Farm
  • Explore What Dissolves with Oil & Water Color
  • Make Flubbe (recipe here)
  • Start a Rock, Leaf, or Seashell Collection
  • Skip a Rock

Summer Science Experiments

Make a Diorama like Dabbling Mama

Make a Diorama like Dabbling Mama



Regrow Celery from Housing a Forest

Disappearing colors experiment - kids will think it's magic, but grown ups know it's really just science! #handsonlearning #magicalscience || Gift of Curiosity

Disappearing Colors Experiment from Gift of Curiosity

how to make a volcano

Pop Rock Volcano from Growing a Jeweled Rose

polymer science 101

Polymer Science 101 from Left Brain Craft Brain

Make it Rain like Reading Confetti

butterfly life cycle free printable notebook

Hatching Butterflies from 123 Homeschool 4 Me

More Summer Science

kitchen counter science trays

4 Mini Kitchen Counter Science Trays from Little Bins for Little Hands

Inflate a Balloon through Science from Spell Out Loud

DIY Balloon Car - (cool) progeny

DIY Balloon Car from Cool Progeny

Pop Rock Science Experiment

10 Ways to Jump Into Summer Science

Jump into Summer Science! from Planet Smartypants

How to get an egg yolk without cracking the shell - Science Sparks

How to dissolve an Egg Shell from Science Sparks

Make your own Solar Oven from Cabaneidees


Crystal Egg Geodes from Martha Stewart

Squirt Gun Science from No Time for Flashcards

Make a Lava Lamp

Make a Lava Lamp from 123 Homeschool 4 Me



Overnight Crystal Garden from Babble Dabble Do

Picture of magnetic silly putty

DIY Magnetic Putty from Instructables

Make a Lemon Battery from Kids Activities Blog

Make a Lemon Battery from Kids Activities Blog

Flower Experiment for Kids- a fun & magical way for kids to learn about flowers

Flower Experiment for Kids from Growing a Jeweled Rose

Simple Machines: Make a Pulley {Science for Kids}

Make a Simple Machine from Kids Activities Blog

FREE Zoo Scavenger Hunt Sheets - 17 choices for Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Homeschool Elementary Kids. Perfect for fieldtrips!

Zoo Scavenger Hunts from 123 Homeschool 4 Me

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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