Curiosity at Home: Early Childhood Activities

Ignite your curiosity at home with streaming live science shows, hands-on STEM activities, tutorials, interviews, and more. These educational activities are meant to inspire and excite all people about science.

Get activities specifically designed for early childhood learners. Each features age appropriate questions, and helpful tips for both parents and more formal educators to scaffold information for growing and developing minds.

Art

Make a Butterfly

Watch and follow along to make a beautiful butterfly out of materials around your home.

Art
Color a Beetle

Download the coloring page.

Crystal Painting

Watch Crystal Painting and make a shimmering artwork.

Fizz Painting

Discover what happens when you mix baking soda and vinegar, then make art.

Make a Butterfly

Watch and follow along to make a beautiful butterfly out of materials around your home.

Make a Birdfeeder

Make a birdfeeder and attract birds to your neighborhood or home.

Paint Like a Snake

Make an artwork using string and rope to paint like a snake.

Parts of an Insect

Check out the different Parts of an Insect and learn how to draw them, from antenna to abdomen.

Rainbow Rice

Make Rainbow Rice for a fun, colorful, sensory experience.

Shaving Cream Watercolors

Make a masterpiece of out of watercolors and shaving cream.

Wind Painting

Watch and learn how to paint like the wind in this process art activity.

Experimentation Activities

Bubble Blower Challenge 

Take on the Bubble Blower Challenge with your little learner to design a bubble blower that can make the biggest bubbles.

Experimentation
Bubble Blower Challenge

Take on the Bubble Blower Challenge with your little learner to design a bubble blower that can make the biggest bubbles.

Crystal Painting

Watch Crystal Painting and make a shimmering artwork.

Fizz Painting

Discover what happens when you mix baking soda and vinegar, then make art.

Mud Pies

Make delicious Mud Pies with your little learner, and don’t forget to add the decorations!

Playdough World

Make playdough with your little learner while exploring ingredient reactions, then make fun creations.

Sink or Float

Experiment with different nature finds to guess and see what will Sink or Float in water.

 

Movement Activities

Shape Walk

Follow along with PacSci educators on a shape walk. Find shapes in nature, buildings, animals, and more.

Movement
Animal Signs Scavenger Hunt

Go on a scavenger hunt to look for different signs that animals have been nearby.

Rock Dances

Watch and discover how the Earth makes rocks through movement in Rock Dances.

Shape Walk

Follow along with PacSci educators on a shape walk. Find shapes in nature, buildings, animals, and more.

Music Activities

Bumblebee Song

Sing along to this Bumble Bee Song for a fun twist on a classic!

Music
Bumblebee Song

Sing along to this Bumble Bee Song for a fun twist on a classic!

Rain Stick

Follow this step-by-step video guide on how to make a fun and easy Rain Stick.

Rock Dances

Watch and discover how the Earth makes rocks through movement in Rock Dances.

 

Sensory Activities

Shaving Cream Watercolors

Make a masterpiece of out of watercolors and shaving cream.

Sensory
Playdough World

Make playdough while exploring ingredient reactions, then make fun creations.

Rain Stick

Follow this step-by-step video guide on how to make a fun and easy Rain Stick.

Rainbow Rice

Make Rainbow Rice for a fun, colorful, sensory experience.

Shaving Cream Watercolors

Make a masterpiece of out of watercolors and shaving cream.

 

Outdoor Exploration Activities

Nature Homes

Test your engineering skills by building tiny Nature Homes for slugs and worms. 

Outdoor Exploration
Animal Signs Scavenger Hunt

Go on a scavenger hunt to look for different signs that animals have been nearby.

Flower Crowns

Go on a walk, pick some flowers, and learn how to make Flower Crowns!

Make a Birdfeeder

Make a birdfeeder and attract birds to your neighborhood or home.

Nature Homes

Test your engineering skills by building tiny Nature Homes for slugs and worms.

Parts of an Insect

Check out the different Parts of an Insect and learn how to draw them, from antenna to abdomen.

Rock Dances

Watch and discover how the Earth makes rocks through movement in Rock Dances.

Rock Flower Garden

Watch Rock Flower Garden and use different shaped and colored rocks to make a garden.

Shape Walk

Follow along with PacSci educators on a shape walk. Find shapes in nature, buildings, animals, and more.

 

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