#GEP12Days — Day 12 : Science!


Science is a broad term that covers many different branches of inquiry, and therefore there are many ways to get into science! Kids might be more drawn to chemistry (mixing all the substances together that they can find), entomology (chasing bugs around the back yard), physics (dropping everything off the high chair), astronomy (looking up at the stars), or one of the plethora of other fields. Science is fun and can help with development of reasoning and problem-solving skills, vocabulary expansion, and communication. Since we have shared nature-focused activities on previous days, the activities we present today lean towards other fields. Try some of these out:

  1. Embrace the cold weather by making colorful ice towers by freezing water mixed with food coloring in different-shaped containers.

  2. Gather a bunch of different household items have your child investigate if they can balance or not.

  3. Combine science and art with this magic milk experiment! You will need food coloring, milk, and dish soap.

Need book recommendations? Drake Community Library has got you covered with a Science-focused booklist!

  • Animal Habitats: Learning About North American Animals and Plants Through Art, Science & Creative Play by Judy Press

  • The Curious Kid’s Science Book: 100+ Creative Hands-on Activities for 4-8 year olds by Asia Citro

  • A Little Bit of Dirt: 55 Science and Art Activities to Reconnect Children with Nature by Asia Citro

  • Science Adventures: Nature Activities for Young Children by Elizabeth A. Sherwood

  • Science & Math by Jean Feldman

For more titles check out our online catalog at: drakelibrary.org