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15 Fun and Educational Activities for Kids

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Make Your Own Lava Lamp

Such simple items can be transformed into a cool activity that blends both science and art. If you have an empty water bottle, water, vegetable oil and food coloring, you can make this fascinating kid's activity! As a bonus, it also teaches kids about liquid density (and an explanation about that is included in this post!).

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Water Cycle Craft - no instructions, but pretty easy to figure out what to do and mostly straight-cutting except for the sun which is pretty easy to make or find elsewhere. These would be fun to make for the WOW journey.

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DIY Ice Paint

So cool! The kids can paint like Jack Frost - Mix just two ingredients together to form DIY ice paint. Then, paint designs on paper and watch as "ice" crystals form.

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Oh! Oh! Ocean fun!

Super-cool ideas for under the sea unit.--Like the crepe paper water and Rainbow Fish

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Ocean Animal Coffee Filter Suncatcher Craft for Kids + free template: We used coffee filters and cut out animal silhouettes like a dolphin, shark, whale, and fish to make colorful suncatchers perfect for summer or ocean activities with the kids.

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Weather science: How to make a cloud in a jar (2 different methods

Two different methods for making a cloud in a jar. What a great weather science activity for kids! || Gift of Curiosity

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Snowflake Craft: Math & Fine Motor Activity

Here is a snowflake craft that will give your preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten kids an opportunity to practice fine motor skills and math concepts. Kids can work on counting, patterning, constructing and deconstructing numbers with this fun winter theme

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