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These science and numeracy activities, such as experiments and counting with animals, will encourage your child’s curiosity.

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Virtual Field Trips with Google Arts & Culture Website

Science, Virtual Field Trip

Age Range: 1+ years

Follow these virtual tours of the many national parks and take your children on a "Virtual Field Trip." Explore the Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico or the volcanoes in Hawai. There are many chances for your children to experience something they have never seen before.

Write a Secret Message Website

Science, Prediction

Age Range: 1.5 - 5 years

This list from Boys’ Life has some great science experiments for your little ones. Here’s a snapshot of one of them: Drop a bit of dishwashing detergent into a cup of water and stir it to mix well. Next, dip a cotton swab into the mixture and write a message with this “invisible ink” on a mirror. Once it dries, you won’t be able to see it. Next time your tot takes a bath, show them what happens when the mirror gets fogged up!

Everyday Fun with Shapes PDF

Numeracy, Math, Shapes

Age Range: 1+ years

Talking is Teaching created a great guide to help teach your children about shapes. It's fun and easy to help children learn important concepts about shapes. This guide explains that whether you're at home, outside or at the grocery store, there are many ways to help your child understand shapes.

Weather Printable Cards Website

Science, Weather, Clouds

Age Range: 3 - 5 years

PreKinders offers several great activities to teach your child about weather. All of the materials can be easily printed off. You can create a printable weather chart so your child can track the weather for the week. It is a good idea to talk about we describe weather. Print off two copies of the Weather Cards for a fun and informative matching memory game. You can even print off the Cloud Chart to help your child identify the various types of clouds.

Color by Number Lion PDF

Numeracy, Art

Age Range: 3 - 5 years

This worksheet is a fun and creative way to help your child practice identifying numbers 0 to 10. It is perfect for introducing early math to children. Your child will enjoy watching the lion come to life as they color in the picture.

PBS Kids Science: Animals, Plants, and More Website

Science, Animals, Plants, Experiments

Age Range: 1.5 - 5 years

PBS Kids will spark your child's curiosity with their Science link. Select your child's age and choose a subtopic that your child is interest in. As little scientists, children will learn about plants, animals, light, sound, and other science areas.

Space Themed Which One Doesn't Belong Game Website

Science, Space, Game

Age Range: 3 - 5 years

This Space Same and Different Game is PreKinders' version of the common game Which One Doesn't Belong. This game will help children practice visual discrimination skills. These skills help children distinguish the difference between similar letter shapes and pictures. This space activity is a fun way for children to improve these skills.

Skittles Science Experiment Website

Science, Colors, Experiments

Age Range: 1.5 - 5 years

We all know kids love candy. With this awesome resource from PreKinders, children can turn candy into their very own science experiment. Using just a little bit of water and some Skittles, children will be able to see the colors from the candy spread and blend together. This is a fun activity to teach your child about science and colors.

Making Ice Grow Website

Science, Evaporation, Prediction

Age Range: 1.5 - 5 years

Freeze regular water or colored water in water bottles until it’s not quite ice but is still really cold. Pull out a cup of ice and pour the water bottle water over the ice. Watch as the ice stacks up and continues to grow! This activity from Teach Preschool helps children learn about how quickly and slowly ice can form.

Swimming Spaghetti Website

Science, Prediction

Age Range: 1.5 - 5 years

This list from Boys’ Life has some great science experiments for your little ones. Here’s a snapshot of one of them: In a glass, combine water, two teaspoons of baking soda, and one-inch pieces of uncooked spaghetti. They will sink to the bottom. Then add vinegar and watch what starts to happen to the spaghetti. This is a great activity to introduce chemical reactions to kids.

Water Science for Kids Website

Science, Evaporation, Prediction

Age Range: 1.5 - 5 years

This experiment from Learn Play Imagine is as simple as it gets. All you need is water, salt, a spoon and a container. Simply mix the water and salt in the container and ask your child what they think will happen to it over time. After several days, the container has only salt in it. Will they be surprised?

Everyday Fun with Counting PDF

Numeracy, Math, Counting

Age Range: 1+ years

Research shows that having a strong foundation in early math can lead to higher success in both math and reading. It's fun and easy to help your child learn about counting as you talk, play, and explore together. Use this resource from Talking is Teaching to help you count objects with your child in daily routines.

Bringing the Zoo to You Website

Science, Virtual Field Trip

Age Range: 1.5 - 5 years

Join the Sedgwick County Zoo for Virtual Visits on Facebook. On weekdays zookeepers go behind-the-scenes to teach you about the animals. Your family will love visiting the zoo right from your home. Your children can also watch livestreams of their elephant and penquin friends at any time of the day!

Everyday Fun with Science PDF

Science, Animals, Plants, Experiments

Age Range: 1+ years

There are chances every single day to teach children about science. Talking is Teaching created this resource to show how parents can support science skills. By describing your child's actions and discoveries, you help your child begin to understand big ideas about science.

Count the Animals PDF

Numeracy, Math, Counting

Age Range: 1.5 - 5 years

Your kids can count and look at animals with this resource from Daycare Worksheets. Your child can count each type of animal and write the number on the lines at the bottom.

Color by Number Butterfly PDF

Numeracy, Art

Age Range: 3 - 5 years

This worksheet is a fun and creative way to help your child practice identifying numbers 0 to 10. It is perfect for introducing early math to children. Your child will enjoy watching the butterfly come to life as they color in the picture.

Melting Ice Experiment Website

Science, Prediction, Art

Age Range: 1.5 - 5 years

Melting ice with salt and then adding liquid watercolors is a simple kids’ science experiment. All you will need is some ice, food coloring, bowls, a large tray, and some salt. Head over to The Artful Parent for the full details.

Teaching Math to Children Website

Numeracy, Math, Counting

Age Range: 1.5 - 5 years

Support your child's math skills with every day activities. With these easy-to-follow steps, you can help your child practice numbers, shapes, patterns, and much more.