Do interesting and fun science experiments for kids like this gingerbread house on water kids activity.
Human beings are curious by nature, meaning that we are interested in learning new things through experimenting. Children are always investigating and want to know how and why things happen. Although we do everything to explain things as much as possible, it is sometimes not enough for them to really learn.
So which is the best way to teach children? The best way is by doing things: practice, not theory, experience, not observation. That’s why we must motivate them to investigate.
The parent’s job is to promote children’s curiosity. Curiosity brings many brain benefits. Most of us ignore that dopamine is activated when a child is experimenting with things. This chemical release helps people remember information and stimulates the hippocampus, responsible for short and long-term memory.
Allowing children´s curiosity to be aroused is leading them to a life of constant learning. Children whose research process is banned will not be interested in learning new things. Their learning processes will be seriously affected.
THEME: FUN SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Science experiment
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this Christmas fun science experiments for kids activity, kids will strengthen their curiosity and scientific thinking.
Difficulty level: Basic. This fun science experiments for kids activity is designed to be done autonomously and independently by following an adult’s instructions.
- Scientific thinking
- Fine motor skills
- Following instructions
- Color markers/Sharpies
- Paper napkin
- A dish with water
Open the paper napkin and draw a gingerbread house on it with some windows, a door, and a Christmas tree.
Close the paper napkin and copy the gingerbread house, but this time you will draw the ceiling and the walls only.
Put the paper napkin into the water and see what happens. The windows, the door, and the Christmas tree appear by magic.
A gingerbread house drawing into water. Fun science experiments for kids.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
After you do the fun science experiments for kids, follow up with another cool activity. Click the links below to download the gingerbread house shape matching worksheets.
HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS FUN SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
You can do this Christmas activity with younger children. It is an experiment, so materials cannot be changed. Children will still need an adult’s help with the drawing because the paper napkin is easily broken.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
You can also do this gingerbread fun science experiments for kids activity with older children. To increase the difficulty level, children can draw different things and see what happens.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE ON THE WATER FUN SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS ACTIVITY
In this video, you will find the “THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE ON THE WATER” activity explanation. This Christmas activity was designed for 4-6-year-old children to experiment with a drawing in a paper napkin and water. We want to help children develop curiosity and scientific thinking focus, following instructions, and fine motor skills with this exercise. The materials needed are color markers/Sharpies, a paper napkin, and a dish with water.
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