Encourage your little scientists by doing fun easy science experiments for preschoolers at home. Check out the step-by-step instructions to this jelly soap science project that's also a great way to teach kids about personal hygiene.
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Parents often struggle nowadays to teach their children about good personal hygiene and help them develop these habits.
They often hear the words, "I do not want to bathe, I do not want to comb my hair, I do not want to cut my nails, I do not want to brush my teeth."
Despite the challenge, we must teach our children the importance and benefits of learning self-hygiene.
It prevents a large number of diseases and discomforts, but also because through the habits that are acquired, they develop neural connections, motor skills are enhanced, self-esteem and autonomy are strengthened.
In the same way, the kids will learn how to manage the feeling of frustration. Remember that this is a process that takes time, and that not all children learn at the same speed.
THEME: EASY SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
HOW WE DEVELOP THE ACTIVITY
Theme: Daily Bath
Age: 4 to 6 years
Objective of the activity: With this easy science experiment activity, we will teach children the importance of daily bathing and personal hygiene.
Difficulty level: This easy science experiment activity is designed for children to follow the instructions given and do it independently.
- Follow-up of instructions
- Fine motor skills
- Personal care
- Texture recognition
- Colors recognition
WHAT MATERIALS DO WE NEED FOR OUR JELLY SOAP?
- Liquid soap (if you don't have liquid soap, you can use shampoo)
- Essence (you can choose the scent that you like the most)
- Food coloring (this is optional, only if you want your soap to have color)
- Unflavored gelatin
- Warm water (with adult supervision).
- A plastic container
DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCIENCE EXPERIMENT ACTIVITY
We will add the powdered, unflavored gelatin to the plastic container. The amount of gelatin powder varies in the number of soaps that are going to be made.
After this, we will pour the warm water into the container and stir until the gelatin powder completely dissolves.
We add the essence and a little paint of the color you want in our already dissolved mixture. If we are going to make several different colored soaps, we can put a different paint color in each mold.
Pour the liquid soap or shampoo into the container, add ¼ teaspoon of salt, and mix.
Take the alcohol and add it into the mixture, stirring gently to eliminate all the bubbles generated by the soap. Then very carefully, pour the mixture into the molds. And finally, we put the glitter on top for decoration.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
After doing easy science experiments for preschoolers, give kids science worksheets. Click the link to download and print.
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This easy science experiments for preschoolers activity can also be carried out by younger children. The idea is to demonstrate what they should do, so the kids will imitate the parents. Although the water is not too hot, parents are recommended to help children pour the water into the container.
This easy science experiments for preschoolers video provides the step by step on how to make the "GELATINE SOAP."
By doing this easy science experiments for preschoolers activity, the boys and girls will understand the importance of daily bathing and personal care. Simultaneously, they strengthen the recognition of colors, shapes, textures, fine motor skills, self-esteem, autonomy, and following directions.
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