Here’s a great collection of easy sensory science activities for children that integrate sensory play with science lessons.
Easy sensory science activities for children
Enjoy these easy sensory science activities for children using basic materials including ice, goop, shaving foam, paint and sensory tubs to combine sensory play with science lessons.
This article is one of our easy science activities for children resources.
Table of Contents
– Ready-made science curriculum
– Fizzy science play
– Potion lab
– Ice melting
– Sense of smell game
– Salt and glue process art
– Frozen paint
– Homemade watercolour paints
– Goop: liquid or solid?
– Ice excavation
– Shaving foam colour mixing
– Science theme sensory tubs and small worlds
Ready-made science curriculum for children
The easiest way for you to teach your children is by using the ready-made units in NurtureStore’s Play Academy. Each unit gives you one activity per day that all your children can do together. Every thing is in one place, clearly laid out and with bonus printables to make your teaching even easier.
You can choose from over 50 ready-made units including our science curriculum pathway which includes units on Space, Dinosaurs, Leaves & Twigs, Forest School, Sunflowers, Bees, Cats, Weather, Candy Science Experiments, Daffodils and Ice & Snow. See more and choose your first ready-made teaching unit here.
Sensory science activities children will love
Fizzy science experiment with bicarbonate soda and vinegar
This is a really fun, fizzy science experiment that you can try with your children: using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar to have fun with chemistry.
Easy kitchen science experiments potion lab
This potion lab is one of those fantastic, easy kitchen science experiments that you can set up at home, or in class, for lots of interesting, hands-on, discovery.
Ice melting experiment
Let’s use coloured salt to explore how ice melts.
How clever is your nose? smelling games
Find out how clever your nose is with this sense of smell experiment.
Salt, glue and watercolor paint process art activity
Try this salt, glue and watercolor paint process art activity for a super science and art project with gorgeous results.
Sensory play ice painting with frozen paint
Experiment with painting with frozen paint.
How to make homemade watercolor paints recipe
It’s very easy and inexpensive to make your own watercolor paints. Here’s are several ideas for homemade watercolor paint recipes and links to famous art examples that use paint made from natural ingredients.
Goop: liquid or solid experiment
This goop / oobleck recipe is one part science experiment and one part sensory play. It is a liquid? Is it a solid? Let’s experiment!
Set up this ice excavation activity and invite your children to explore ice sensory play and see what treasures they can find!
Colour mixing activities with shaving foam
These color mixing activities with shaving foam are super for some hands-on sensory learning.
Science theme sensory tubs and small worlds
NurtureStore also has a wide range of themation sensory tubs and small worlds to accompany science lessons, including:
More science activities for children
Use NurtureStore’s extensive resources to find more great science activities for your children: