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My kids love science, but I absolutely understand that may not be true for everyone. Kids ask a million questions every single day. Most of them can be explained with science. Science is all around us and it's important that we learn about it, but that doesn’t have to mean sitting at a desk with their nose in a textbook. It is possible to make learning about science fun for kids!
5 Ways to Make Science Fun
Connect it to Everyday Life
Our lives are surrounded by science. Kids use technology, run around outside in nature, and love cooking in the kitchen. All of these things involve science. One way to make science fun for our kids is to connect it to their everyday life. Some kids may think science is boring, but when we show them everything that involves science, they'll realize how fun it truly is!
Give Science-Themed Toys
We love giving science-themed toys as gifts. Kids have so much fun with science kits, race cars, magnets, magnifying glasses, and other educational toys that learning suddenly feels like playing!
Scientific Explorer® Kits are one of our favorite ways to provide fun, hands-on, and educational experiences for our kids. They make learning fun while developing critical thinking skills and inspiring kids to use their imaginations and explore the world around them through interactive experiments.
Find Something They're Interested In
Like I said earlier, science is all around us. You can find science in everything that your kid is interested in. If your kid likes sports, have them look into physics, and the science of speed. If your kid likes cooking, look into some chemistry to see how ingredients work together. If your kid likes animals, they'll love the Scientific Explorer® Veterinary Science Kit.
With the Scientific Explorer® Veterinary Science Kit the boys were able to learn all about what a veterinarian does on a daily basis, including stitching up wounds and casting broken bones. The kit includes interactive, hands-on activities as well and plenty of information for them to dig into with details explaining the purpose of each activity. This kit is recommended for ages 6 and up, making it perfect for my little ones (Charlie is 8 and Owen will be 6 in October). Click here or head to your local Walmart to purchase the Scientific Explorer® Veterinary Science Kit.
The boys loved mixing the plaster and making the dog in the mold. Then, we were able to make a cast for our plaster dog's leg. The kids really thought this was fun and interesting.
Take Things Apart
Curiosity is one of the biggest components of science. We all have that instinct to take things apart and put them back together. Encourage kids to find out how things work by finding out how they go back together. Make sure they are safe and do not take things apart without approval first.
In our Scientific Explorer® Veterinary Science Kit, the kids were able to see how a cat is “put together”. This is a hands-on activity had the kids stack the different parts (organs and bones included) of the cat and see how they all line up.
Learn with Your Kids
Pick a topic that you can look into as a family. The kids will love seeing you enjoying science with them. If you are having fun with your kids, no matter what it is that you're doing, they'll have fun just spending time together. Why not make it fun with science?
I learned a ton with the simulated Sonograms and X-rays of the various animals included in the Veterinarian Science Kit. Seeing some of the names (and trying to pronounce them) struck up several conversations, and we even ended up doing our own research on some of the animals because of how curious we were.
If you haven’t already, pick up the Scientific Explorer® Veterinary Science Kit at Walmart today, and begin your own learning journey with your kids!