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Learning About Chemistry with Preschoolers

As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, we receive the Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, our opinions on amazing things for children are 100% our own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best judgement when planning activities for your children.

collage of science activities with text: Science Lab Activity Ideas for Preschoolers

Today our topic from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) was chemical reactions and we played with vinegar and baking soda, watched a video about how fireworks are made and made a fireworks craft. We used glue, salt and watercolors.

preschoolers working on firework craft at table

We also learned about atoms and molecules this week. One child asked why we were talking about the “Addams Family”.


We found a fantastic, age-appropriate video about atoms and then did a dance about the states of matter. We squished all together to become a “solid” then loosened to become a “liquid” and then even more to become a “gas”.

preschoolers sitting at table working on firework crafts

The preschoolers had a great time practicing their gross motor skills with this fun and engaging activity from Experience Early Learning.


The children also made models of molecules using cornstarch noodles. They loved this project!

preschooler working on cornstarch noodle craft

We read a fun book called Inventors Who Changed the World by Heidi Poelman. We learned who invented paper, the printing press and more!

preschooler's cornstarch noodles craft project

Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to as we continue our Science Lab preschool theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).

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