Sometimes entertaining and entertaining children can be very difficult. The truth is that we have many resources. Read stories, play at constructions, paint and draw… But sometimes the alternatives run out. And they end up getting bored.
And although experts already confirm that boredom is a perfect ingredient to trigger creativity , most of the time we have to do our part. One of the most fun, curious and educational activities that you can carry out at home is science.
Experiments offer us a lot of possibilities . Thus, the little ones have the opportunity to collaborate in the preparations, do it themselves and enjoy discovering the effects of each rehearsal. Today we wanted to collect for you and your family a total of 20 fun and curious experiments to teach science to your children.
1. Liquid rainbow
The first experiment that we propose is to create a liquid rainbow iris . It is an ideal activity for children between 6 and 9 years old, for which you will need coloring, honey, soap, oil and alcohol. The final result of the mixtures looks with the seven colors of the rainbow. It is to be stunned and not stop looking at it.
2. Volcano erupting
Volcanoes are a natural phenomenon as beautiful as it is dangerous. This experiment can be very useful to teach the little ones how a volcano works. Follow these instructions carefully. With the experiment that we propose you will be able to create different colored volcanoes.
3. Ice that grows
This experiment will leave young and old with their mouths open. Best of all, it is very simple. And that it is not expensive in materials. You will only need an unopened bottle of mineral water, ice, a glass or container and a freezer. Follow the instructions and watch the magic.
4. Lava lamp
And speaking of impressive phenomena, this lava lamp will also leave you speechless . This experiment is also easy to do and you won't need too many materials. You will need to fill a bottle of water, add food coloring and an effervescent tablet.
5. Homemade modeling clay
Children love to play with playdough, so this is an especially interesting experiment for them. It is about creating homemade plasticine , with a flour base. If you have it to be pretty and look colorful, you will also need coloring.
6. Sensory mass or gorilla mucus
Do you remember the squishy? That sticky and disgusting dough with which, as a child, you had a great time? Now you can buy it in some places, but if you want you can also make it at home. They call it sensory mass, because it is ideal to stimulate the little ones. It is also known as "gorilla mucus". And is not for less.
7. Sea in a bottle
What if you could lock the sea in a bottle? This is what this experiment proposes. You will obviously need a transparent bottle (it can be recycled, made of plastic), water, blue food coloring and vegetable oil. You will see the incredible effect that is generated. It will be as if you had a piece of the sea at home.
8. Home thermometer
If your kids are studying energy and temperature at school, they are most likely using lab thermometers. But did you know that you can create one yourself at home? This can be a good experiment to reinforce school learning and to do it in a much more experiential way. It is nothing complicated to do.
9. Ice bubbles
We already know how to make soap bubbles. But what if we could blow ice bubbles? What seems impossible is not so impossible if we use technique. Of course, you must bear in mind that it is an experiment to do in winter. With the help of the cold it will work out for you.
10. Transparent egg
Let's continue with the oval shapes, because the experiment that we propose below has to be done with eggs. There is really little to do. Just let it cover the egg with vinegar . The shell of the egg will react and will become transparent.
11. Paper flowers that bloom
These paper flowers are capable of blooming. In this home experiment you will have to draw flowers on a normal paper and color them. Then they will have to be cut and folded with the petals facing inwards. When you put it on a plate you will see how they bloom on their own.
12. Glow-in-the-dark jars
We love shiny things . And the children even more. These glow-in-the-dark jars are very easy to make, but the truth is that the results are super impressive. You will need, among other ingredients, paint that can glow in the dark. Make sure you buy the correct one.
13. Stalactites at home
If you do not live in a frigid environment, seeing the formation of stalactites will be very difficult. But you can do it at home and, incidentally, explain this phenomenon to the little ones. To achieve this you will only need two glasses, a plate, cotton thread, a couple of paper clips, water and salt.
14. Invisible currency
It is a very popular experiment. The one with the invisible coin. You will need a coin and a glass of water, of course. Also, if your children love magic, you can use this experiment to amuse them for a while . Then they can do it with the other family members. They are sure to succeed.
15. Flask Nebula
Jars filled with sparkly things and glitter is something that children love. In fact, it can come great as a pot of calm, especially when they get angry or have tantrums . To achieve these amazing effects you will need a clean glass bottle, water, food coloring or tempera, cotton and glitter.
16. Bread dough
Baking bread can be a great experience for the little ones in the house. They will love the experience of mixing the ingredients. But they will still like to see the final result, made with their own hands. Another interesting experiment can undoubtedly be the creation of sourdough.
17. Glow-in-the-dark ice cubes
That you are preparing a birthday party at home and want to do something fun? So why not try making these glow-in-the-dark ice cubes? They are relatively easy to make and can be drunk in water or juices.
18. Plants in eggshells
Plants and gardening are a great way for children to learn about plant growth . Eggshells are rich in calcium and can be very helpful for planting small plants.
Let's now continue with another experiment, in this case related to capillarity. This experiment shows that, although it may seem impossible, water can travel uphill. It is actually a very simple experiment, based on the phenomenon of capillarity or capillary action. To achieve these effects you will need colorants (if you don't use them, the experiment will be a bit bland) and kitchen paper.
20. Elusive pepper
All you will need to do this last experiment is pepper, water, a deep plate, and some soap. The effect is very simple, but the truth is that for children it can be very surprising . Enjoy it.