Make learning a fun experience for children by doing educational activities. Celebrate the holidays by giving your preschoolers a fun Grinch themed Christmas science experiments. Check out how to do the Grinch slime STEM activity.
Science experiment for Kids/Christmas Activity for Kids
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
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When we play and experiment with our kids, we catch their full attention. That is why games and experiments are great instruments to teach new things to children. By doing, children create scenarios and hypothesis and finish the investigation to find an answer.
Children are the main players in their learning process, so experimenting involves active learning. This way, we ensure children actively participate and pay attention. Benefits that experiments bring are curiosity to learn about the unknown; motivation to actively participate in the activity’s adults propose; development of logical thinking; children learn to observe and explain.
Children are curious by nature. They learn from what they see and observe. That is why we must encourage them to experiment and guide them to realize the world around them. Nowadays, it is easy to do experiments with children without taking any risk.
We should consider children's capabilities and preferences. Colors and textures are the first experiments we can carry out with them because they are eye-catching. Children can do them using materials we use daily.
THEME: CHRISTMAS SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Experiments/Science/Christmas Activity for Kids
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Develop children's curiosity and research inspiration through Christmas science experiments.
Difficulty level: Average. The Christmas science experiments activity was designed to be done autonomously and independently by following instructions.
- Critical thinking
- Following instructions
- Food coloring
- A dish
- Liquid soap
- A stirrer
Start the science experiment by pouring the glue into the dish. The amount of glue depends on how much slime you want to make.
Put some green food coloring drops(for the Grinch's favorite color) and mix it with the glue.
Add liquid soap, not much.
Mix the ingredients with the stirrer until you get a new texture.
Then, use your hands to continue mixing the ingredients. Remember not to get the soap in your eyes. If you do, wash them out with clear, cool water immediately.
When you get the desired texture, children can start playing with it.
Grinch's slime Christmas science experiment
HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS GRINCH CHRISTMAS SCIENCE EXPERIMENT ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
Christmas Activity for Younger Children/Science Experiment
To easily carry out this Christmas science experiment activity with younger children, they can use a bowl instead of a flat dish to avoid spilling the mixing ingredients. If children can't put the ingredients into the bowl, an adult can help them do this. Children must be under an adult's surveillance.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
Christmas Activity for Kids/Science Experiment
This Christmas science experiments activity can also be done with older children. You can add more materials to do the slime, such as glitter, or do the exercise using different colors. At the end of this activity, you can ask them what they think about this exercise, why the liquid soap and glue mixture create the slime, and so on.
WATCH THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS HERE
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – GRINCH'S SLIME CHRISTMAS SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
In this Christmas science experiments video, you will find a step-by-step explanation of the "GRINCH'S SMILE" activity, designed for 4-6-year-old children. Here, children will mix, shape, and play with a slime they create by themselves using ingredients such as glue, food coloring, a dish, liquid soap, and a stirrer. Children will develop curiosity, critical thinking, following instructions, autonomy, focus, and observation skills with this activity.
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