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Best Preschool Science Kits

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Preschool is an important time for children to be introduced to subjects that they’ll explore further in kindergarten. It’s a given that they’ll learn their shapes and colors, but they’ll also begin to explore more complex topics, such as science. Here are a few of the best preschool science kits that will start your child on the path to enjoying science.

This kit is recommended for kids ages 3 to 5 and includes 24 tools, 10 illustrated experiment cards and a 16-page full-color guide. Children can begin to think like scientists as they become more familiar with each tool provided. All of the pieces are well-made and can be used in a variety of ways, with parts that are easy to grip and handle, ensuring kids become comfortable with the items. Parents will enjoy watching their kids strengthen their fine motor skills, learn how to solve problems, and enhance their other developmental skills. The experiments in this kit will keep kids busy for hours.

This set provides children with all of the gear they need to feel like real scientists, enabling them to learn basic concepts in the process. Kids can begin to use tools like beakers, magnifying glasses, goggles, flasks, tweezers and test tubes as they follow along with the 10 activity cards. The colorful set encourages small children to perform hands-on activities, whether they’re learning how to make volcanoes or clean pennies. The manufacturer’s website also offers additional experiments, providing even more hours of learning time. A variety of household ingredients, including food coloring and vegetables, can be used in the experiments. This will allow toddlers and young children to discover different uses for the objects around them. The activity set is ideal for children ages 4 and up.

Kids will enjoy engaging their imaginations with this entertaining and educational science kit. The kit provides almost everything needed for the included experiments, which includes building a sundial and creating a “worm hotel.” Following along with the easy-to-read instructions, children will learn about the outdoors, from the different bugs they can find to how to identify the trees around them. As children attempt each experiment, they will become more independent, developing confidence in their abilities as they increase their scientific curiosity. This activity kit is recommended for children ages 4 and up with adult supervision.

The Learn & Climb science kit provides hours of educational fun with its many experiments, some using household ingredients. Children will get a thrill from mastering new skills as they learn educational concepts ranging from biology and physics to earth science. All of the experiments are quick and easy. Kids will be mesmerized by growing crystals and erupting volcanoes. A DVD is provided to teach children how to perform each step. The accompanying instruction manual is clear, concise and easy for children to grasp with the help of an adult. This kit is a STEM-certified product and is recommended for children ages 4 and up.

This magnet kit includes everything kids need to perform 14 magnet-related experiments. The experiments are simple, but still engaging and fun, with easy-to-use equipment like a magnet wand and a compass. The materials are durable, meaning kids will be able to perform the experiments again and again, learning something new each time. The kit is recommended for children 4 and up.

Expert Commentary

“A science kit is a great way to help your child take their learning into their own hands and can encourage a passion for science down the road. A word of caution with preschoolers is to ensure there is proper adult supervision.”

Our Expert Consultant

Kelsey Daubenmier

Kelsey Daubenmier is a licensed primary school teacher with over 10 years of experience in primary education. Kelsey thoughtfully balances the demands of raising four children with the never-ending stack of papers to grade and lesson plans to prepare. In the last decade, Kelsey has gained experiences educating children as young as 5 and as old as 11. She is passionate about bringing the best possible baby and children’s products to you and your loved ones.