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4 (Easy) Summer Science Experiments for Curious Kids!

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Summer is the perfect time for your young explorers to embark on exciting scientific quests! With the sun shining bright and plenty of time to spare, summer science experiments for kids are a great way to make the most of your afternoons

So, grab your lab coats and safety goggles (aka old clothes and sunglasses) because it’s time for some seriously silly science! Here are 4 easy summer science experiments to keep your little Einstein entertained this summer.


4 summer science experiments for kids

1. Bubble-o-Palooza

Get ready to burst with bubbles galore! This magical project will have your child giggling and chasing bubbles around the yard like never before. 

Materials needed:

  • A mixture of dish soap and water
  • A bubble wand (or anything that resembles one)



  1. Mix some dish soap with water in a shallow dish or a bucket. 
  2. Encourage your scientist to experiment with different objects as bubble wands. Think straws, pipe cleaners, slotted spoons, or even a fly swatter (clean, of course!). 
  3. Let the bubble-blowing extravaganza begin! Challenge your child to create the biggest, smallest, or even the funniest-shaped bubbles. 
  4. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sudsy show!


Pro Tip: For an added twist, add a drop of food coloring to the bubble mixture and see the world through colorful bubble lenses!


bubble science experiment


2. Ooey-Gooey Slime Time

Prepare for some squishy, slimy adventures that will leave your kiddo in awe! Slime-making is a classic sensory activity—plus, an excellent opportunity to explore the fascinating world of polymers!

Materials needed:

  • Glue (clear or white)
  • Liquid starch
  • Food coloring
  • Glitter, beads, googly eyes, etc. 



  1. Mix equal parts of glue and liquid starch in a bowl. 
  2. Add a few drops of food coloring or glitter to make the slime pop with personality. 
  3. Get your hands dirty (or slimy) and start kneading the mixture until it becomes a slimy masterpiece. 
  4. Encourage your little scientist to experiment with different textures by adding foam beads, googly eyes, or even small toys to their slime creations.


Caution: This activity might result in uncontrollable laughter and silly slime fights. Aprons and old clothes are highly recommended!


slime science project for kids


3. Melting Madness

Summer heat can turn anything into a melted mess, so why not harness that power for a fun-filled science experiment? Get ready for a frosty adventure with ice cubes and colorful surprises!


Materials needed:

  • Fun-shaped ice cube trays
  • Food coloring



  1. Freeze water in ice cube trays, adding food coloring to each cube before freezing. 
  2. Take the colorful ice cubes outside and let your child explore the melting process. They can observe how the sun’s rays transform solid ice into vibrant puddles. 
  3. For some extra flair, challenge your kiddo to create patterns or designs with the ice cubes before they start melting. Who can make the most captivating ice art?


Note: Squeals of excitement, splashes of water, and some icy fingers are all part of the melting madness!


ice cube science experiment


4. Exploding Colors

Who said science couldn’t be explosive and artsy at the same time? Get ready to create mesmerizing fireworks in a jar using simple kitchen ingredients.

Materials needed:

  • Glass jar
  • Vegetable oil
  • Food coloring
  • Alka-seltzer



  1. Fill a glass jar halfway with warm water. 
  2. In separate small bowls, mix a tablespoon of vegetable oil with a few drops of different food coloring. 
  3. Let your child carefully pour the oil and food coloring mixture into the jar, watching the colors separate into mesmerizing bursts.
  4. For an extra pop, drop an Alka-Seltzer tablet into the jar and witness the vibrant explosion of colors!


Safety first: Always supervise and handle the materials, especially when using Alka-Seltzer tablets. Enjoy the magic from a safe distance!


science experiments for children


Summer is a time for sunshine, laughter, and non-traditional learning experiments. These science projects will not only entertain your young adventurer, but also nurture their curiosity and love for exploration. 

So, dive into the world of bubbles, slime, melting ice, and colorful explosions and make a scientific mess. Let the laughter, curiosity, and giggles lead the way to unforgettable summer adventures!


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