25+ Ultimate Science Kits for Kids – Get The Kids Loving STEM

25+ Ultimate Science Kits for Kids – Get The Kids Loving STEM

Science kits for kids –  YES! STEM is all the rage, as it should be. As parents we should be actively helping guide our kid to learning, and what better way to learn than thru play.

Science Kits for Kids

A few years ago, we were looking for a fun learn to play Christmas gift for our then 8-year-old son. He has always been into science, so when we found a science kit – it was a gift match made in heaven! He spent months playing with all the various components, acting like a little scientist.

Science Kits for Kids

Some kids play cooks, and firemen – my kid likes to pretend he’s a scientist – love it!

If you are looking for a Christmas gift or maybe even a birthday gift for one of your kids, a niece, nephew or friend – consider one of these science kits for kids.

From crystal growing to microscope science kits, to magnets and create your own slime kits, these science kits for kids are surely to bring a smile to their face and some science to their brain.

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Mind Blowing Science Kit
4M Kitchen Science Kit4M Kitchen Science Kit4M Crystal Growing Experiment4M Crystal Growing ExperimentAMSCOPE-KIDS M30-ABS-KT2-W Beginner Microscope Kit, LED and Mirror Illumination, 300X, 600x, and 1200x Magnification, Includes 52-Piece Accessory Set and Case, WhiteAMSCOPE-KIDS M30-ABS-KT2-W Beginner Microscope Kit, LED and Mirror Illumination, 300X, 600x, and 1200x Magnification, Includes 52-Piece Accessory Set and Case, WhiteScientific Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Only KitScientific Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Only KitScientific Explorer Disgusting Science KitScientific Explorer Disgusting Science KitSmartLab Toys Extreme Secret Formula LabSmartLab Toys Extreme Secret Formula LabKlutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft KitKlutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft KitCreativity for Kids Grow 'n Glow TerrariumCreativity for Kids Grow ‘n Glow Terrarium4M Magnet Science Kit4M Magnet Science KitScientific Explorer Tasty Science KitScientific Explorer Tasty Science KitBe Amazing Toys Big Bag Of Science +70 ActivitiesBe Amazing Toys Big Bag Of Science +70 ActivitiesSmithsonian Mega Science LabSmithsonian Mega Science LabToysmith Mineral Science KitToysmith Mineral Science KitGlow in the Dark Slime Science Kit - A Classic DIY Children's ProjectGlow in the Dark Slime Science Kit – A Classic DIY Children’s ProjectBe Amazing Toys My Super Big Bag Of Science +100 activitiesBe Amazing Toys My Super Big Bag Of Science +100 activitiesScientific Explorer Ice Cream Science KitScientific Explorer Ice Cream Science KitLearning Resources Primary Science Lab SetLearning Resources Primary Science Lab SetThe Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You!The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You!4M Anti Gravity Magnetic Levitation Science Kit for kids4M Anti Gravity Magnetic Levitation Science KitScientific Explorer My First Science Kits for kidsScientific Explorer My First Science KitScientific Explorer Bubble Gum Factory KitScientific Explorer Bubble Gum Factory KitRavensburger Science X Electronics and Circuitry Activity KitRavensburger Science X Electronics and Circuitry Activity KitSmartLab Toys All-Natural Soaps Science KitSmartLab Toys All-Natural Soaps Science KitScientific Explorer Crime Catchers Spy Science Kit for kidsScientific Explorer Crime Catchers Spy Science KitScientific Explorer My First Fizzy Foamy Science KitScientific Explorer My First Fizzy Foamy Science KitMC2 Project Ultimate Lab KitMC2 Project Ultimate Lab KitSmartLab Toys All-Natural Soaps Science Kit for kidsSmartLab Toys All-Natural Soaps Science KitScience Kits for KidsScienceWiz / Inventions Kit

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It’s never to early to start teaching and getting your kids interested in science!

Which of these science kits for kids is your favorite?

Science Podcasts for Kids

Science Podcasts for Kids

I get emails all day everyday – to be honest, mostly from companies wanting me to promote (for free) things like toothpaste, baby food, toddler snacks, or things of the like. But among the email weeds, sometimes we find great emails from readers and companies that are actually worth while. This email in particular was on the subject of Science Podcasts for Kids.

So here’s the deal. I listen to podcasts regularly. I’m either listening to a podcast or NPR on my work commute – as I actually have ME time and no screaming kids. And most of the subjects of the podcasts I listen to would bore the kids (but not enough to put them to sleep – NOW that would be the ultimate podcast.) Something I have NEVER thought of looking for is finding podcasts FOR kids.

BRILLIANT.

PODCASTS FOR KIDS.

Total smartness and that email I mentioned, it was about *drum roll, please* SCIENCE PODCASTS FOR KIDS! Love it. A gal named Lindsay sent me the email and the natural snooper than I am – Lindsay hosts a science podcast for kids called Tumble Podcast. I listened to a few episodes and total fun in a science way and best of all? It’s  geared for kids. Kids, podcasts, science -> WIN and WIN.

Science Podcasts for Kids

Science Podcasts for Kids

Make sure to check out this list of 19 Great Science Podcasts You Can Listsn to With Your Kids.

So next road trip, when you are painstakingly tired of Top 40 because though it’s 40 songs – doesn’t it feel like they play the SAME 5 OVER AND OVER.  Instead of the radio – find a kid-friendly podcast and get a break from Taylor Swift (but love you Swifty!)

Science Projects for Kids

Make sure to check out our list of 50 Science Projects for Kids!

Science Podcasts for Kids

Science Projects for Kids – Quick Sand

Science Projects for Kids – Quick Sand

Our friends at YouTube Kids and HooplaKidzLab sent us a kit full of ingredients for several science projects for kids.  Last week, I was down and out. We usually try to go out on the weekends, but I just couldn’t so we decided to crack out the ingredients and try out the Quick Sand Science Project.

Quick Sand Science Project for Kids

First, if you haven’t already – subscribe to HooplaKidzLab YouTube channel. This fun kids YouTube channel is FULL of science projects for kids – your little ones will love them! The best part, the projects are simple and the videos are very clear on how to do each project.

Let’s Make Quick Sand

Here is what is needed for this Quick Sand Science Project:

  • Vile of Food Dye (any color will do)
  • Box of Cornflour
  • Water
  • Bowl

Here is the HooplaKidzLab Video with step by step instructions on how to do the project:

Here are our kids giving it a go – we forgot to grab a figurine – we were all covered in quick sand goo by the time we remembered… next time!

The kids LOVED getting messy! This was a great science project as we were able to involve all 4 of our kids, ages 4 – 12! The project was totally simple to do – gotta love just a few ingredients.  I will say, if we do this again – we will do it either with a table cloth OR just do it outside.

Thanks again HooplaKidzLab and YouTube Kids!

P.S. Have you checked out YouTube Kids App? Do it! If your kids love watching YouTube, the kids app is the best way for them to access YouTube.

Science Projects for Kids - Quick Sand

50+ Fun Science Projects for Toddlers & Kids

50+ Fun Science Projects for Toddlers & Kids

Looking for some fun things to do with your toddlers and kids? Why not break up the boring with some SCIENCE projects for kids!

Our 4 kids are (thankfully) still at ages where we can get them to do things together. My husband loves to break out the science when they start complaining and need something to keep their minds occupied.

From learning about electricity, to watching a chemical reaction — your kids will love to get their hands dirty with Science. Don’t tell them this, but they may actually learn something… shhh…..

50+ Fun Science Projects for Toddlers & Kids

We have an on-going list of 50+ Science Projects for Kids that we’ve rounded up. Do you have a science project we didn’t list? Leave a comment and we will add it to the list!

Science Projects for Kids

Make a Solar Oven

Solar Oven from a Pizza Box

Using a pizza box – make smores or even heat pizza!

Learn how to make a solar oven

Floating Egg

floating egg

An egg sinks to the bottom if you drop it into a glass of ordinary drinking water but what happens if you add salt? The results are very interesting and can teach you some fun facts about density.

Make a Floating Egg

Build Your Own Fog Tornado

fog tornado

As the fan forces air out of the chamber, air from outside the box is forced in through the slots on the sides. The position of the slots causes the incoming air to create a VORTEX (spiral) of air as it is drawn up and out of the box. Real tornados form in a similar way using updrafts and wind-shear (wind from different directions at different altitudes)

Learn How to Build Your Own Fog Tornado

Diet Coke & Mentos Geyser Eruption

diet coke and mentos explosion

One of the most popular experiments of modern times is the Diet Coke and Mentos Geyser. Made popular by Steve Spangler, this experiment is a lot of fun and sure to amaze your friends and family (assuming you do it outside rather than in the living room).

Purchase a Mentos dropper to easily make your geyser!

Learn How to Make a Diet Coke & Mentos Geyser Eruption

Build a Super-Hoop Glider

hoop glider

Since objects of different weight generally fall at the same speed, the hoop will keep its “upright” position.

Learn How to Build a Super-Hoop Glider

Microwave Lightbulb

Microwave Lightbulb Science Project for Kids

Microwave appliances work by sending out tiny waves of energy, called microwaves. These waves of energy pass through the glass of the light bulb to excite the tungsten filament inside. The tungsten is thin enough that it glows when excited by the energy waves. This is the same thing that happens when an electrical current, like the one from a light socket, passes through the tungsten filament.

Learn More About the Microwave Lightbulb Project

Raw or Boiled Egg?

Surprise your friends and family with an easy science experiment that answers an otherwise tricky question. Two eggs look and feel the same but there is a big difference, one is raw and the other hard boiled, find out which is which with this fun experiment.

Read More About Raw or Boiled Egg

Mystery Balloon Pop

Roll a Can with Static Electricity

Learn About Water Pressure

Bend Water with Static Electricity

Ice Cube MagicSeed Germination

Egg Drop Experiment

Steel Wool & Vinegar

Make an Easy Lava Lamp

Make a Snowflake

Electric Cornstarch

Homemade Kaleidoscope

Watch Yeast in Action

Science on the Playground

Fruit Power Battery

Make Rain Drops

Chicken Sounds From a Cup

The Exploding Lunch Bag

Make A Cartesian Diver 

Taste Without Smell

Floating Letters

Egg Bubbles

Flower Change Colors

Quick Sand

Milk and Color

Science Rainbow Jar

Grow Gross

Fun with Ice

DIY Chia Pet

Science in the Kitchen

Exploring Surface Tension

Celery Experiment

Lava Errupting Egg Experiment

Make a Rainbow

Green Slime

 

Blow Up Balloons with Pop Rocks

Rainbow Erruptions

Air Pressure Can Crusher

Make Invisible Ink

Fantastic Foamy Fountain

Lung Volume

Water Power Demonstration

Make Convection Currents

Grow beans on cotton balls

Dancing Raisins 

Test Your Sense of Smell

Check out more things to do with kids!

What Are Your Kids Favorite Science Projects? 

Let us know in the comments! If you have a link to a science project for kids, add it in the comments!