Wintry Science Experiments & Crafts For Kids

Spring is just around the corner yet here in Colorado, March is typically our snowiest month.  We haven’t had a whole lot of the white stuff so far this year and yesterday’s storm has me excited for more before the first flowers start poking their heads up through the soil and the earliest green buds make an appearance on tree branches.

In honor of winter fun I would like to share some of the great snow and ice projects the kids and I have done.  These projects are perfect to do with young children and even have complete lesson plans for those of you working with a group of kids.  Most of the projects have a bit of science thrown in while all of them offer kid-approved fun and creativity!

Crystal Snow Flakes 

Talk about and play with states of matter while conducting a dissolving experiment with kids.  Use all this new-found learning to grow crystals on snow flakes!

Colorful Snowflake!

Experiments With Ice

Have a race to see how fast ice will melt when exposed to different temperatures and substances.  Create a big block of rainbow ice by using salt and food coloring together to track how fast salt will dissolve ice.  Then paint with ice cubes!

Rainbow Block Of Ice

Snow Globes

Create an enchanted world using fairies, dinosaurs, glitter and pretty stones.  The kids really loved this and want to do it again!

dino and fairy snowglobes

Snow Paint

Super simple to make and a great way to get outside a play!!

snowpaint

Do you have any favorite snow or ice projects?  I would love to hear about them and give them a try!

Wishing you lots of wintry fun!

Shared On:  The Kid’s Co-Op, It’s Playtime!

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Categories: Fun Crafts, Lesson Plans For Preschool And Home, Science Exploration, Science Investigation, Snow & Ice | Tags: , , , , , | 6 Comments

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6 thoughts on “Wintry Science Experiments & Crafts For Kids

  1. Christine Sterne

    I don’t live where it snows, but one of my daughter’s does. She can do all of these with her girls. I can do some with my little granddaughters. Thanks!
    Especially for making it so easy to share.

  2. These are brilliant activities, I think we’ve attempted all of these except the first one with salt crystals.

    Nipping over from The Imagination Tree’s Share Sunday on Facebook.

  3. herewearetogether

    I love the snowglobes, we used to make them when we were little,too!

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