9 Benefits of Toddler Science Activities

9 Benefits of Toddler Science Activities


Simple science activities for toddlers that you can set up in 3 minutes or less. Toddler science is a great way to build language skills, incorporate sensory play, and have fun learning. Quick and easy activities for preschoolers too!

The thought of “doing science” can be intimidating. After all, most of us probably didn’t like science class when we were in school (personally, I despised my science classes and struggled with many of them), so why do science now? 

Benefits of science activities for toddlers and preschoolers:

  1. It’s fun!
  2. It’s high interest (they’re already exploring the world around them. Why not capitalize on that?)
  3. It’s easy to add in language building activities like discussions, conversations, and new words. This helps your little one with reading and writing later on, but in the short term, it helps our toddlers and preschoolers with their conversation skills, learning and using new words, and understand the world around them.
  4. It allows kids a creative outlet to explore new ideas.
  5. It’s open-ended, which means there’s a lot you can do with it. Why not try the same activity a week later and see what your child does this time? How will he/she expand on what was learned last time?
  6. Problem-solving is built right in.
  7. You can easily add in sensory play and math too!
  8. Provides an opportunity for toddlers and preschoolers to test out their ideas, make connections, expand on what they already know, and more!
  9. Helps set them up for success in school by building foundational skills and knowledge

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Get started right NOW with these simple, but fun science-based activities

  • Go on a nature walk. Talk about what you hear, smell, and see.
  • Go to the park. Look around for signs of animals. Don’t forget to examine the plants at the park!
  • Test out velocity (speed) by rolling different toy vehicles or balls down slides at the park.
  • Drop balls off the play structure at the park. Count how many bounces you get out of each ball. Bonus: make predictions (guesses) BEFORE dropping the balls!
  • Gather up water suitable toys. Test which ones sink and which ones float. Bonus: wash the toys. They’re wet anyway, so why not?
  • Baking soda + vinegar = lots of fun! Remember the old volcano experiment from science class? Do it with your toddler. Experiment with different amounts of vinegar and baking soda or add food coloring. More here.
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  • What dissolves? Use various liquids and powders from your kitchen and see what happens.
  • Try mixing corn starch and water. Small amounts at first and gradually add more as you go.

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Looking for MORE science-based fun, tailored to your little one?

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  • FREE science-based activities for your toddler or preschooler. 
  • Activities come in 3 tiers. Choose the one that’s right for your 1-3 year old.
  • “Simple” means not a lot of set up time for you and no fancy supplies needed. Use what you have at home!
  • No science or teaching background needed! YOU are enough! 🙂

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