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Get in some hands-on learning with these fun and engaging winter STEM activities!
The fluffy white stuff is for more than just snowball fights!
Snow Ice Simple Science
Steam Powered Family shares a simple but powerful demonstration of the molecular differences between snow and ice. Be sure to have your kids make a hypothesis for this one! They might be surprised.
Snow Storm Science in a Jar
Little Bins for Little Hands will guide you through the steps and science behind this very cool winter science experiment.
Make Your Own Snowflakes
Blissfully Domestic shows us how to grow our own ice crystals into beautiful, sparkling snowflakes. This is a fun project to do in the evening. Wake up and see what has happened!
Fizzing Snow Balls
Growing a Jeweled Rose gives us a simple recipe for making our own snowballs indoors. Then, introduce a bit of chemistry and see your snow turn into a fizzing avalanche!
Hot Chocolate Science Experiment
Creative Family fun introduces and experiment with my personal favorite wintertime treat – Hot Chocolate! Simple instructions and a video will guide you through this experiment that will have your kids measuring, making predictions, and recording their results!
Hot Chocolate Surprise Winter Science
If you’ve got a prankster in your family, this would be a fun little trick to pull. Fantastic Fun and Learning shows us how to turn the old baking soda and vinegar experiment into a cool hot chocolate themed experiment. A great way to engage your child with chemistry and encourage a little exploration.
Kitchen Science: States of Matter
Cool Progeny brings us a unique look into states of matter using wintery foods! Check out how heat changes popcorn, cranberries, and chocolate in your own kitchen.
Are Mittens Warm?
An interesting study in temperature from Classroom Magic will help you determine if mittens are warm by measuring their temperature. Great science experiment to add to your Jan Brett author study!
Simple Science – Ice Cube Experiment
Mess for Less brings us an easy experiment that you can do at home with materials you already have on hand. Another fun experiment that has surprising results!
These winter-themed experiments are sure to get your kids excited about science!
How do Arctic Animals Stay Warm in Icy Water?
Forgetful Momma shows you how to find the answer with a cool experiment that explores the science behind how animals stay warm in the freezing temperatures.
How do Penguins Stay Dry?
This activity is a great companion to the above experiment. Here, Raising Little Superheroes shows us a bit of the science behind a penguin’s feathers and how they repel water.
Super Bouncy Snowballs
This is a great one for kids who are familiar with making slime. Similar ingredients – completely different results. Coffee Cups and Crayons guides us through this fun chemistry experiment with surprising results.
Creative Family Fun brings us a truly creative experiment for hockey lovers! This experiment can be done indoors or out on a chilly, icy day. It will encourage your kids to make a prediction and test their hypothesis.
Rainbow Science: Creating Light Patterns with a CD
Check out the beautiful colors and patterns created by a CD reflecting light. Then turn your wall patterns into unique snowflakes. A great indoor activity – and no mess for mom! A really neat idea from Buggy and Buddy.
What is that slushy muck? It’s a winter slime recipe of course!
Edible Hot Cocoa Slime
I’m gonna be frank – you can eat it, but you might not want to. Totally the Bomb shows us how to make cocoa slime that is safe to taste.
Arctic Slime Winter Sensory Play
Little Bins brings us another look into the science of polymers with this cool recipe for wintery slime with ideas for creating your own slimy world for play.
Fluffy Snow Slime
This is a fantastic recipe for fluffy, look-alike snow from Natural Beach Living. A bit of chemistry stretches a long way with this recipe!
Peppermint Scented Slime
If all the slime-ing has your stomach churning, try this recipe from Preschool Inspirations. Your kids will love their slime time, and you will enjoy the crisp, wintry smells of peppermint that sticks to them – even after they’ve put it away.
Icy Cold Snow Dough
Growing a Jeweled Rose brings us a fun, not-so-slimy dough recipe for sparkly dough that starts COLD like real snow! Wanted to add a dough recipe – ya know, just in case you’ve had it with slime. Wink.
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