Science activities for preschoolers include watching an ice cube melt in different conditions, collecting and sorting autumn leaves, making a tin can phone, and observing how shadows change throughout the day. Preschoolers can also learn science concepts while learning to cook basic foods, brush their teeth and clean the house.
Preschoolers learn through everyday experiences and exploration, not through structured lessons. Science activities for preschoolers should introduce simple scientific concepts or let the child try various methods of solving a basic scientific problem. Afterwards, parents can encourage the child to describe what happened during the activity; this builds language skills and reinforces the scientific concepts that were introduced.