5-6 Year Olds

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Fun Science for 5 & 6 Year Olds

In Sydney (where we live), 5-6 year olds usually fall into the Kindergarten or Year One range. This is the age that my youngest daughter Bumble Bee is at right now, and we’ve been doing lots of fun science at home after school, on weekends or in the holidays.

Here are some of the activities we’ve done so far, that we think are great for 5-6 year olds and up. But bookmark this page (or subscribe), as we’re adding more activities almost every week. 🙂

Fun Science Activities for 5 & 6 Year Olds


Want even more science fun?

Here are some cool science experiments, demonstrations and explorations that I’ve found from around the web, that I think would be perfect for 5 and 6 year olds (and older children too):

Science Activities for Kids

Want even EVEN more?

You could check out the ideas on our Science for 3-4 Year Olds page – many of these ideas are completely appropriate for 5 and 6 year olds as well. If you’re looking to challenge the kids a little bit further, you can usually extend almost any activity by encouraging kids to follow the scientific method. They can hypothesize, plan and set up the activities for themselves, experiment with changing one variable at a time, document the process, revise their hypothesis, etc.

We also have a Science for 7-9 Year Olds page, if you’re looking to up the ante. (You’ll likely need to help with those activities though).

I’m also constantly pinning awesome ideas on my Fun Science for Kids, Nature Study Activities for Kids and STEM for Girls Pinterest boards:

What activity or experiment should Jewel and I try next? Have you got any suggestions for us?

Please note…

All kids activities on this blog require attentive adult supervision. Parents and carers will need to judge whether a particular activity is appropriate their child’s age and skill level. Click here for more information.

Cool Science Ideas for 5-6 Year Olds


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