12 Spring Science Activities Your Kids Will Totally Love

12 Spring Science Activities Your Kids Will Totally Love

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Looking for something fun to do with your children this spring? Check out these 12 spring science activities that will really impress your kids. Get ready to have some serious fun!


Note: If you are living in the southern hemisphere you’ll find some fall science experiments here.

Do you have Spring Break coming up? Are you looking for some fun activities to enjoy with your kids?

Why not add a little science to mix?

It’s the perfect time of year for it. Green shoots are pushing through the soil, you’ll find worms in the garden and if you’re lucky there is frogspawn in the ponds.

I still remember my son erupting into the kitchen with his eyes sparkling, “Mom come quick! The tadpoles have hatched.” His joyful enthusiasm was infectious.

I just LOVE joyful enthusiasm!

Download a free Science Activities Sheet from the library. The library is my gift to subscribers. You’ll find the sheet with two special science experiments in the family activities section.

12 Spring Science Activities Your Kids Will Love

Here’s 12 spring science activities that are super easy to set up. Are you ready to see your children’s faces light up with wonder? Let’s get started.

12 Spring Science Activities Your Kids Will Love

Planting Magic

Kids love planting seeds. Every year I do a planting activity with preschoolers. They get so excited. One week later they rush into the library with 1,000 watt smiles, eager to tell me that the first sprouts have pushed through the soil.

There is something almost MAGICAL about the whole process of planting and watching the first leaves appear. Here are the best planting activities I could find.

1. Learn about plant root systems and watch a seed germinate with this experiment from Imagination Tree./>

2. You’ve probably seen the growing Grass Heads on Pinterest. Adapt the idea and have your children grow their hand prints. What fun!

3. This simple experiment from Feels Like Home will help your kids figure out what a seed needs in order to grow.

Related: Check out the Ultimate Spring Bucket List for Families (Over 100 Spring Activities).

Water and Weather Investigations

Where I live spring weather includes plenty of showers and breezy days. My boys loved nothing more than jumping in puddles! I can still hear them laughing as the wind blew everyone’s hair around.

Remember the exhilarating feeling of leaning into the wind? Take advantage of your children’s natural delight with some water and weather related experiments.

4. This impressive Walking Water science experiment is super easy to set up and definitely has wow factor!

Walking-Water-Color-Mixing-Experiment by "Coffee Cups and Crayons."

5. If you are looking for a quick prep activity try this water cycle in a bag from Playdough to Plato. This one is sure to keep their attention!

6. Track the speed of wind by making your very own anemometer.

7. Learn about air pressure with this simple demonstration.

Worms, Frogs, and Flowers

Squiggly worms and slimy frogspawn. Most children I know delight in these things. What could be better than feeling a squirming worm wriggle around in your hands? Eww!

8. Kids love digging in the dirt, so why not make a worm jar?


9. Go hunting for frogspawn or tadpoles and maybe even watch them grow into frogs. Update: I have just discovered that in some countries it is illegal to remove frogspawn from ponds, so check your local regulations.

You may have to watch the tadpoles mature in their natural habitat. It is also recommended that you bring the frogs back to same pond when they mature.

Flower experiment by Growing a Jeweled Rose

10. Watch how water moves through a plant with this beautiful experiment. It never fails to amaze! As far as I’m concerned there is nothing better than seeing that look of awe as children watch science in action!

Looking for Signs of Spring

Isn’t it wonderful when the weather turns warmer? The outdoors calls to children, so why not roll with it?

Searching for signs of spring is a great activity to encourage observation skills. You can keep it simple by inviting your children to point out the signs they see, hear, smell when you are out and about. If you want to go a little further try

11. Keeping track of the “Spring Firsts” with this editable chart. This is such a simple activity, but my boys loved it. They would gleefully announce that they had been the person to spot the first Robin or flower.

12. Record your observations in a homemade book.

Looking for more science activities?

Check out my Science Pinterest board

Follow Rediscovered Families’s board Science Fun on Pinterest.

Have you ever seen your child entranced by something in nature or excited by a scientific discovery? You know that they love this kind of activity, so try to find the time to do one of them this spring. Your kids will think you are the coolest parent on the planet and you get get to share their excitement. This is the fun part of parenting, so take full advantage of it!

Now it’s your turn

What do you think? Have you tried any other spring science activities? Which one would you like to try? if you try one listed here I would love to hear how it went. Leave me a comment below.

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13 thoughts on “12 Spring Science Activities Your Kids Will Totally Love”

  1. Thank you for featuring our how to raise tadpoles. These are some fabulous spring science activities. I can’t wait to give them a go with the kids.

    1. I really enjoyed reading about your tadpoles adventure. I hope you enjoy some of the other activities 🙂

  2. This are great ideas! I am anxious to try these with my kids. My son was already digging for worms last weekend.

  3. EssentiallyJess

    We are on the opposite side of the spectrum here in Aus, and just coming into Autumn. I’ll have to keep this in mind for the future.

    1. I’ll have to create an autumn one for those of you in the southern hemisphere 🙂

  4. I love these ideas, especially growing your handprint! I am definitely going to have my littles do that one.

  5. Kids don’t have spring break in Spain, but I love all these Science activities and will definitely try some of them with the kiddo. Look at that frog spawn! I’m sure my little one would love doing that. Although come to think of it, I don’t know where to look for them. 🙂

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