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80+ Free Science Activities to Entertain your Kiddos while you are Stuck at Home

March 14, 2020 7 min read

Are you stuck at home with nothing to do? Here are over 80 science activities to help you entertain your kids.

Stuck at home for the next few weeks with nothing to do? Here are over 80 free science ideas, including 7 games you can play over and over, to get you through - no strings attached!

Over the past ten years, we have shared loads of free science activities, free printable science games, and free science-teaching tips. Many of these use simple household materials, so they are easy to whip up on a moment's notice to fill that "I'm bored" space you now find yourself dealing with.

Before we get to the list, if you are one of the many who find yourself suddenly "homeschooling", you may find this Homeschool Science FAQ playlist helpful...

Okay, on to the complete list of free science activities separated by subject.

80+ Free Science Activities to Entertain your Kiddos

80+ Free science activities to entertain your kiddos when you are stuck at home

Many of these activities will share a short mini-science lesson about the subject before you get started. All of them include an explanation of the science behind the activity.

These activities do require a few supplies, some of which you might not have sitting around your houses, such as an owl pellet or Borax. We have listed the supplies after the link (except for the round-up posts) so that you can see right away if you do have what you will need at your house.

If you see an activity that you really want to do but you don't have all the supplies, check out the following article/podcast for tips:

And finally, before we share the fun, we wanted to explain a few of the symbols:

  • The activities marked with a (D) require that you download a packet of materials from us. These downloads are completely free, all you have to do is place them in your cart and checkout.
  • The activities marked with an (F) have a free template in the post for you to use.

Alright, let's get on with the science fun!

Biology Activities 

Earth Science and Astronomy Activities

Chemistry Activities

Physics Activities

Free Science Game Packets

Science Activity Round-ups

Science Plus (Another Subject)

Are you stuck at home with nothing to do? Here are over 80 science activities to help you entertain your kids.

We hope that these science activities, ideas, and tips will brighten your day and bring a bit of fun to the craziness of these days!


2 Responses

Paige Hudson
Paige Hudson

April 27, 2020

Hey Victoria,

There is actually a recipe for slime as part of the borax post (https://elementalscience.com/blogs/science-activities/3-science-activities-you-can-do-with-borax). I hope you enjoy!

Paige

Victoria age 10
Victoria age 10

April 27, 2020

Can you put on there slime like things?

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