Guess what? We are on a snow science experiments kick! Guess why? We still (still) have a ton (ton) of SNOW!
And with Valentine’s Day behind us and Easter a long way off, we need to find something fun to do to fill our days. Our snowy, snowy days.
So snow science experiments for kids it is! We have found some really great ones. Some of these we have already tried, and others are on our list to do this month. Mind you, we will certainly have this snow far beyond February, so there is no need to rush. It really has been a looong cold winter this year. Sheesh.
But for the sake of staying positive (and yes, this is actually me being positive—I am just not a winter gal), here are some ways to have fun and get learning with your preschoolers and kids using all of that snow.
But before we get started, I think you’ll also love this Four Seasons Nature Walk printable. This sweet printable encourages you to use all of your senses as you explore the outdoors on a nature walk. Do you hear those birds singing? Feel the prickly pine needles? Nature walks are such a magical experience with little ones, and these printables are the perfect addition! Even in winter. With lots of snow.
6 Ice Science Experiments for Kids – Many, many moons ago, we did these six ice science experiments for kids! These were fun and simple science experiments to do with just a few ice cubes. So much fun and learning to be had through playing in these ways. This is proof to me that it will once again get warm, and we will be looking to enjoy some cold and ice!
Snow and Ice Simple Science Experiment for Kids by Steam Powered Family – This is a great and super simple science experiment comparing snow and ice when it melts. When you pack a jar full of ice and another jar full of snow, which will result in more water? Even though there is a lot of space in between the ice cubes, that jar will be much more full of water than the snow jar. Why? The crystallized water that forms snowflakes is full of air. A very interesting experiment for little minds to grasp.
Creating Frost by 123 Homeschool 4 Me – Have you ever woken up to a beautiful frost on the ground or trees? Those days are long gone here in February, but I remember them fondly. This is a great experiment for creating frost with your little scientist. All you need is a tin can, ice, salt, and some humid air (a great way to sneak in a shower, too!).
How Does Colour Move through Snow? by Miniature Masterminds – This is such a simple experiment with very interesting results too! Fill a cup with snow, add a few drops and food colouring, and watch it happen! As the snow melts, the water at the bottom of the cup pulls that liquid colour all the way through.
How Do Arctic Animals Stay Warm in Icy Water? by I Can Teach My Child – We all know little ones learn best by actually doing. This experiment will help our little ones truly understand how Arctic animals stay warm in icy water. They will have a chance to put on some ‘blubber’ and compare how much warmer their hands stay in icy water. Simple and brilliant.
Crystal Suncatchers by Babble Dabble Do – This science experiment is all about dissolving solids and evaporation, and the results are gorgeous! Epsom salt crystals are made from Epsom salt and water—nice and simple for even the littlest of scientists. These crystal suncatchers are sure to brighten up a winter day.
There you have it, friends! Loads of snow and ice science experiments to help us enjoy the rest of this looong season. And if you want even more snowy ideas, you could try these 15 FunThings to Do in the Snow or—and this one is my cup of tea—get crafty with Oodles of Ways to Make Snowflakes with Kids.
Hope you are keeping warm and having a fabulous week. Thank you for being here!
P.S. Don’t forget to grab your FREE Four Seasons Nature Walk printable!