20 Must-Try Winter Science Experiments for Kids

It’s almost WINTER! Dropping temperatures, holidays, and changes in the weather mean there are lots of opportunities to explore some new and exciting science experiments. If you are a regular here, you know just how much we love science. For us, winter is an awesome time to do some of the science experiments for kids we have been putting on our to do list all year. If you are looking for inexpensive, easy projects that are great for winter, you have come to the right place!

20 Must Try Winter Science Experiments for Kids

Nothing says winter more than cold and icy experiments. I am in love with this collection of science experiments and can’t wait to share them with you! I think you are going to love them, share them and pin them so you don’t lose them. I know I did!

Okay, let’s get started.

Winter Science Experiments that Explain the Why Behind the Dinners

Winter if full of holiday parties, dinners and guests. Why not take that excitement and meal prep as a time to dig into a little science? I love these dinner science experiments that are perfect for any age child.


Making Butter | Mama Smiles Blog
 The Science Behind the Cranberries | Stir the Wonder
The Biology Of Bread | Left Brain Craft Brain

Winter Science with Food Items

Winter Science Experiments That Teach Freezing and Changes in States of Matter

Since the beginning of the week, my boys have been noticing and observing the forming icicles out the window each morning. There is something so incredibly magical and fascinating with the changing of matter into a solid form (like ice) for children. These science experiments are the perfect way to observe and even create ice for young children to explore.


Make Ice Grow | Teach Preschool
Snow Storm in a Jar | Growing a Jeweled Rose
Frozen Bubbles | Housing a Forest
Snow and Water Experiments | Inspiration Laboratories

Winter Science Experiments for Kids with Snow and Ice


 Winter Science Experiments That Teach Melting and Change Over Time

If you are going to grow ice, freeze bubbles, and experiment with snow… you might as well melt it too! Learning about change over time can be fun and easy with these simple yet stunning winter science experiments with ice.

Winter Science Experiments for Kids for Melting Ice

Lego Ice Excavations | Lemon Lime Adventures
Icy Hands Melting Experiment | Happy Hooligans
Simple Ice Melt | Inner Child Fun
Beautiful Melting Ice Science with Watercolors | Artful Parent

You might also like these awesome winter science activities for preschoolersIce Stacking STEM Challenge for Preschoolers.

Winter Science Experiments that Explore Chemistry

These science experiments have to be my favorites! I absolutely love the crystal formations and watching the reaction of two items in the other experiments. I can’t wait to try some of these with the boys.

Winter Chemistry Science Experiments for Kids

Snow Volcano | Science Sparks
Hot Chocolate Science | Fantastic Fun and Learning
Christmas Tree Crystals | We Made That
Candy Cane Experiment | Confidence Meets Parenting
Crystal Suncatcher Science | Babble Dabble Do
Dancing Candy Canes | Inspiration Laboratories


Winter Science Experiments that Explore Natural and Life Science

Pines, Spruce, and evergreens are a sign of the season. What better way to dig into science than to head outside and find nature to explore. I love the simplicity behind these experiments and the scientific principles behind the explorations.

Winter Natural Science Experiments for Kids

Pinecone Science | Lemon Lime Adventures
Christmas Tree Explorations | Inspiration Laboratories
Blubber Experiment | Frugal Fun 4 Boys
Evergreen Science | Lemon Lime Adventures

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Saturday Science Blog Hop



Popsicle Stick Catapults STEM Activity from Little Bins For Little Hands

Why Does Salt Melt Ice? from The Science Kiddo

Leaf Number Hunt & Match from Stir the Wonder

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28 thoughts on “20 Must-Try Winter Science Experiments for Kids”

  1. Great round-up of experiments! I can’t wait to try the candy cane one in December!

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      Thank you so much. We have actually already done some peppermint experimenting. We just couldn’t wait!

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    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      Of course! It is awesome!

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