Your toddler or preschooler will love learning about weather and nature with these two simple wind science activities!
To wrap up our Wind Preschool Science Unit for the Science is Simple book by Peggy Ashbrook, Caden and I did a couple of really simple wind science activities. The first activity we did was shooting feathers from a straw! Caden really enjoyed this activity and it is so simple to set up! All you need is a couple of medium-sized craft feathers and regular drinking straws. We experimented with two different sized straws and found that the larger milk shake straws work better to really get some wind power behind the feathers, but regular sized straws were just as fun to play with!
Note: Please be careful when playing with straws and young children. Caden did accidently bump his straw when it was in his mouth which ended our fun. 🙁
The next activity we did was pretend to be the wind and sail our little boats on the high seas! For this activity you will need a shallow container of water and a small piece of foam board cut into the shape of a boat. The object of this activity is to see if you can move your boat without touching it.
Caden wasn’t very interested in experimenting with this activity, but it was neat to see the little boats move around. Perhaps I could have made it more interesting by using the water table outside as I had originally planned or we could have tried using the straws to blow the wind to move the boat. Maybe next time! If you try these other versions or come up with your own let me know!
And now it’s time for the Saturday Science Blog Hop & Link Up!
Seeds: Fun Science Experiments & Activities from The Usual Mayhem
Apple Experiment from P is for Preschooler
Simple Salt Water Density Experiment from Little Bins for Little Hands
Dancing Fruit Experiment from The Joys of Boys
Gravity from Suzy Homeschooler
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