Kids love to learn! But sometimes in winter, it seems like it gets too cold to do much other than bundle up in front of something warm and try your best not to shiver. It doesn’t have to be that way, though!
Don’t let your child’s inquisitive mind hibernate! These super cool winter science experiments are a way to keep them engaged in exciting learning all winter long!
Have a cool time with these winter experiments!
Super Awesome and Cool Winter Science Experiments
1. Magic Glowing Mud
Oobleck is going to seem boring compared to this magic glowing mud experiment from Kids Activities Blog – and it’s made from potatoes!
2. Homemade Bouncing Snowball
This super bouncy snowball by Coffee Cups and Crayons really bounces! How cool is that?
3. Learn How Frost Forms
This experiment from 123 Homeschool 4 Me will let your kids learn all about frost and where it comes from!
4. Snowflakes Experiment
Forget going outside, now you and your kids can make snowflakes in the comfort of your kitchen in this experiment from Blissfully Domestic!
5. Crystal Suncatchers
Beautiful crystal suncatchers look just like an ice-covered window when you do this experiment from Babble Dabble Do!
6. Fake Snow Experiment
Make some fake snow to play with inside where it’s nice and toasty warm. Fun times with kids with this idea from Playtivities!
7. Ice Fishing Experiment
Did you know you can go fishing for ice… with ice? This fun experiment from A Dab Of Glue Will Do will leave your kids 100% amazed with their fishing skills!
8. Frozen Bubbles
This beautiful frozen bubble activity by Housing a Forest will give your kids a thrill. Just wait ’til you see what happens when they pop!
9. Cocoa Experiment
Did your kids ever wonder why hot cocoa stays dry until it’s stirred? Now your kids can find out in this experiment from Creative Family Fun!
10. Keep Warm Experiment
How do arctic animals stay warm in the winter? Find out in this fun experiment from The Science Kiddo!
11. Penguin Feathers Experiment
Penguins swim and play in the snow, but they stay dry. Check out how in this super cool experiment from Raising Little Superheroes!
12. Ice Lanterns
These ice lanterns by Willow Day are beautiful to make, and actually light up in the dark.
13. Ice Melting Experiment
How does ice melt under different conditions? What makes it melt fastest? Find out in this science experiment from The Chaos and the Clutter!
14. Cool DIY Iceberg
This experiment from PBS will let your kiddo build their own iceberg and figure out where different things freeze.
15. Easy Ice Creation
Did you know you can create ice instantly? This experiment from Raising Lifelong Learners shows you how!
16. Electric Circuit Lesson
Let your kids learn about electric circuits by using an old Christmas light and a battery in this fun experiment from Education!
17. Ice and Color Sculptures
These beautiful ice and color sculptures from Artful Parent are even prettier once you use salt to melt them down!
18. Frozen-Inspired Rock Candy
This delicious rock candy from Simply Designing is fun to make, and this peppermint version looks like it came straight out of Frozen!
19. Colorful Puddle Experiment
Your kids will have a blast making colorful puddles with this fun experiment from Lemon Lime Adventures!
20. Cool Reindeer Toothpaste
This reindeer toothpaste experiment by Playdough to Plato is an explosion of fun that your kids will be talking about for years to come!
21. Snowstorm in a Jar
Create a beautiful snowstorm in a jar using Alka Seltzer and the steps from Play Learn Grow!
22. Amazing Snow Volcano
Your child’s imagination is going to overflow with this amazing snow volcano experiment from Play Learn Grow!
23. Snowflake Prisms
Learn all about prisms using snowflakes with this fun experiment from Buggy and Buddy!
24. Float or Sink Experiment
Will these conversation hearts float or sink? You’ll find out how they hold up with these different liquids in this fun experiment from The Stem Laboratory!
25. Winter Smelling Activity
Can your kids identify the different smells of winter? What makes them stand out? Find out with this fun experiment from Babble Dabble Do!
More Fun Winter Activities for Kids from Play Ideas!
- Try these trendy succulent Christmas trees to design your home this year!
- These printable 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas for teachers are awesome to have this holiday season!
- Make these lovely winter wreaths to welcome your loved ones back home!
- Winter art projects for kids of all ages are in for this cold winter time!
- Make these yummy winter-themed snacks for your kids and their friends!
- Your little ones will love these fragrant winter playdough recipes they can play with!
- These snow-themed ice activities will make your kids love the winter season even more!
Which cool and awesome winter experiment is your kiddo’s favorite?