Today’s post is written by Bren, a contributor to PreKinders.
Here’s a take-home activity that encourages learning and parent involvement. One of our “Preschool Jobs” is to take home a literacy bag. The all-time favorite bag is the Science Discovery Bag.
The scientist bag contains:
- 2 books of simple science experiments
- Safety goggles
- Lab coat (a man’s short sleeved white shirt with “Scientist” written on the pocket)
- Direction sheet
Working with a parent, the preschooler selects a science experiment. They collect the materials needed and practice it at home. The next day, they perform the experiment for their classmates.
After all of the children have had a turn, I make copies of the experiments so they can try all of them at home, if they wish.
Sample parent note for the Science Discovery Bag:
Books for simple science experiments:
The Kid’s Book of Simple Everyday Science, by Kelly Doudna
The Everything Kids’ Easy Science Experiments Book: Explore the world of science through quick and fun experiments!, by J. Elizabeth Mills
Science in Seconds for Kids: Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less, by Jean PotterAmazon links below for your convenience — just click the book covers. These are affiliate links. Thanks for your support!