Do you teach by themes? It is an effective way of teaching because it is an effective way to learning for kids. If you do, this is your dream place for science activity ideas — organized seasonal science activities for each month of the year. It is seasonal by holidays, seasons, whether, nature changes, such as plants, trees and animals. Altogether there are over 500 activity ideas, each theme includes activities for preschool to high school students.
Year-Long Science Activities for Kids
January Science Activities
It is the beginning of the new year, let’s celebrate it with science! It is also cold in most areas, so we can do some science with the cold temperature.
8 STEM Activities to Celebrate the New Year, most activities have science components in them.
You will get more ideas from over 200 Winter Science Activities for Kids.
February Science Activities
It is still cold, so try some indoor science activities. Of course, no one can forget the Valentines.
9 Heart Science Activities for Kids for Valentine’s Day.
Make the Interlocked Mobius Strip Hearts as Valentine’s gifts
Exchange Science Themed Valentines with friends
March Science Activities
It starts to warm up, but there are always up and downs, so this is a good time to study the weather. If you start growing seeds, make sure to invite kids and do some science exploration with them.
Additionally, our collection of over 75 Spring Science Activities has a lot of wonderful science ideas for kids of all ages.
April Science Activities
In our area, we get a lot of windy days during this time of the year. It is also a good time to study the sun before it gets too hot. Many times Easter falls in April, and for kids, it is about eggs.
May Science Activities
Summer starts in the northern hemisphere. It is getting warmer, plants are growing, and insects are active.
Make sure to visit our collection of over 100 Summer Science Activities for Kids
June Science Activities
This is a month with blooming flowers. It is also the time you will see a lot fresh vegetables. Many kids finish the school year in June and families have more time to be outside.
Definitely try these amazing backyard science activities with kids.
With so many fresh food varieties, it is a good time to learn about taste with these 7 Taste Science Activities.
July Science Activities
It is summer break, and the beach is a popular place to go, a place with a lot of sand. Many places also see a lot of rain. When it is hot, it is always nice to play with something cold, like ice.
August Science Activities
It is still hot in many places, so it is the perfect time to play with water. This is also the time I don’t care if kids stay up late till it is dark.
During the day, they can study light with these 9 Science Experiments about Light
Related: 70 Fall Science Activities for Kids
September Science Activities
Although the fall starts in August, September is the time it really feels like the autumn season. It is also a good time to go out at night to observe the moon and stars.
Check out these 70 Autumn Science Activities for Kids
October Science Activities
Apples, pumpkins, and yellow leaves are signs of October. Kids will also love Halloween at the end of the month.
November Science Activities
It is the start of the winter season. Leaves are falling. It is Thanksgiving, when families are getting together, and cooking together.
Find some fun ideas from 200 Winter Science Activities for Kids.
December Science Activities
It is cold, and it is the Christmas season for many countries. People all over the world are getting ready for the New Year.
These 9 Magnet Science Activities are perfect for a cold winter day.
It is always fun to watch how others perform science experiments on these interesting science YouTube channels.
Hope these will keep you busy for the year, or maybe several years.
I hope you like all these science activity ideas. Doing science at home is not just for fun, it is also to cultivate child’s interest in science and help them grow scientific thinking skills. I encourage you to follow the scientific steps while working with kids on these fun activities. I outlined the steps and developed this Science Experiment Recording Sheet. I highly recommend using it, even with young children. They can draw pictures if they can’t write. It is the process that is important, starting with questions and hypotheses.
If you are looking for more science activity ideas with more detailed instructions, and even go broader to STEAM (Science Technology Engineer Art Math), check out these 52 STEAM Activities for Kids. The video below shows what the activities look like in action. As you can see, there are 52 activities designed for kids from ages 5 to 12. Each activity has a list of materials needed, a step-by-step guide on what to do, and pictures to show you what it is like.
I love the part that explains what kids are learning through the activities. I also love they categorize it into Science, Technology, engineering, Art, and Math, as well as by kids’ actions – Build, Color, Play, Sense, and Grow. Each activity also has suggestions for extension activities if your kids want to do more.
At the end of the book, there is an activity planner. It helps organize the activities by week and has a weekly material list.
If you are always trying to find STEAM activities to do with kids, this is a real treat. With 52 activities, you can have one for each week for the whole year! To buy the eBook go to eBook Store or click the STEAM Kids book image below the video.