Three Easy Science Experiments for Toddlers to Try This Fall

Three Easy Science Experiments for Toddlers to Try This Fall

It’s hard to believe we are already in November! September basically didn’t exist for us and October just flew. Now that the weather is getting cooler we are spending more time at home which means we need to find activities to keep our toddler occupied. Science experiments have been a popular activity for Aiden. Coincidentally, the theme of the Growing Roots Subscription Box in October was science experiments. Inside the box were the following three fun and easy science experiments for toddlers.

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3 Easy Science Experiments for Toddlers You’ll Love

Observational Study Scientific Toddler Experiment

This experiment is great for fine tuning observational skills and teaching toddlers to pay attention to details. This is a good first experiment to try because the concept of observing and asking/answering questions about what your toddler sees is a good solid base for doing the same for any other experiments you might try!

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Supplies required for your Science Requirement:

  • Test tube, mason jar, any clear container
  • Several pom poms of various shapes and sizes
  • Tongs (optional — good for helping with eye-hand coordination)

Steps:

  1. Observe the pom poms outside the clear container. Ask questions such as what are their color, shape, texture? How many are there? What is the size?
  2. Use the tongs to add pom poms to the test tube or another container. (Note, a test tube works really well because it will change the shape of larger pom poms.) Ask the same questions again. Has anything changed?
  3. Aiden added some water to his test tube with the pom poms, so we talked about how the pom poms changed when wet.

This experiment doesn’t have to be limited to pom poms. The weather happened to be really nice the day we did this experiment so we replicated it using nature. We went for a walk and collected leaves, sticks, and rocks and then came home and talked about the different sizes, colors, shapes, etc.  You can do it for anything!

Smashing Pumpkins Science Experiment

Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to throw out that jack-o-lantern; but why not get more use out of it? The first experiment (and the most fun for Aiden) is called Smashing Pumpkins. The goal is to find out how much force it takes to put a tee into a pumpkin. This experiment is an easy way for toddlers to understand the concept of force and it also helps with eye-hand coordination.

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Supplies required for your Science Requirement:

  • A pumpkin
  • Wood tees
  • A mallet

Steps:

1. Pound tees into a pumpkin and observe how much force it takes to get the tee to go in.

3 Easy Science Experiments for Toddlers to Try featured by top DC mommy blogger, Baby Castan on Board: smashing pumpkins

Don’t forget safety goggles and an apron — this experiment can be messy! One thing I love about Growing Roots is all the personalized items like the personalized apron and mallet Aiden got in his box.

3 Easy Science Experiments for Toddlers to Try featured by top DC mommy blogger, Baby Castan on Board: smashing pumpkins

Fizzy Toddler Science Experiment

Have you ever tried to mix baking soda and vinegar? This is a fun experiment for little ones because there is a visible and fun fizzy reaction. Once your little one has the basics down for this experiment there are several other spin-offs you can do. Currently, Dan is working on perfecting a water bottle rocket using this reaction. You can also create a volcano. These spin-offs coming soon!

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Supplies required for your Science Requirement:

  • Test tube
  • Eyedropper
  • 1 tbsp. Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. baking soda

Steps:

  1. Put the baking soda in a test tube.
  2. Use the eyedropper to get vinegar and add to the baking soda test tube.
  3. Mix and watch the reaction

3 Easy Science Experiments for Toddlers to Try featured by top DC mommy blogger, Baby Castan on Board: fizzy science experiment

3 Easy Science Experiments for Toddlers to Try featured by top DC mommy blogger, Baby Castan on Board: fizzy science experiment

Here is a quick video of our easy science experiments for toddlers:

All of these experiments are simple, but fun and educational for a toddler. They teach great critical thinking skills that will help in development. I am so happy that Growing Roots created this box. Be sure to check out Growing Roots Box and with the holidays coming up consider it for your toddler’s holiday wishlist.  They now offer two boxes a mini-box (like the experiment box and regular box).

What do you think of these easy science experiments for toddlers? Have you tried any of these with your little one? Let me know in a comment below!

If you liked these experiments, check out Weather Activities for Kids: Hurricanes and Educational Activities for Toddlers to Do Outside.

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Hi, I’m Melissa! I am a mama to an energetic toddler, a wife to my amazing husband Dan, and I work full-time as a meeting planner. I started this blog because, after having my little guy, I quickly learned that exhaustion and baby brain causes you to forget some of the amazing (sometimes horrible and sometimes wonderful) details related to the first several months of raising a baby. Considering we may have more kids in the future, I want to document everything we do, so we remember what worked the first time around, and hopefully help other first time mamas along the way!

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