Preschoolers love simple science activities and the beach so why not combine the two with these fun beach science activities for preschoolers. I’ve included a few beach-themed sensory play ideas too as they are so loved by preschoolers and often there is a science element in preparing the sensory activity like freezing sand, making slime of play dough. I hope your preschooler loves these super fun beach STEM activities this summer. Find more seasonal activities for kids here.
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Why are science activities good for preschoolers?
Preschoolers love being hands on and are naturally inquisitive so science and STEM is perfect for them. Not only that but starting science fun with them early could lead to a life long love of science. Beach-themed science can also teach them about why we need to look after our oceans and the planet.
You could definitely make this sand volcano in the garden or in the kitchen too but how fun would it be to make it on the beach? Take some STEM learning to the beach this summer with this fun sand volcano.
Can sand be coloured? Of course, it can. How fun does this coloured sand look? and it's beach-friendly too. Try teaching your preshooler about colour mixing with this fun beach activity. They'll have hours of fun creating beach art with it too.
You could get your preschoolers involved with making some play dough to make this into a science activity or just let them play with the play dough and some shells. Either way they'll have hours of fun with this seaside themed play dough activity. All preschoolers love play dough right?