Valentine's Day Science Ideas
heart shapes out of construction paper, then cut each heart shape
Set out the heart halves and small, rectangular mirrors. Invite a
to join you. Challenge them to find a way to use the heart halves
to create whole hearts. If needed, show them how to
hold a mirror along the cut side of a heart to do this.
red eyeglasses for the children to wear on Valentine's Day. Cut
shaped frames out of red poster board. Glue small squares of red
over the backs of the eye holes. Then attach pipe cleaners to the
the frames and bend them to fit over the children's ears.
Encourage the children
to describe how colors change when seen through their red eyeglasses.
children with a variety of magnets to play with. Explain to
attract each other and stick together just like friends do.
Valentines For the Birds
each child use a valentine cookie cutter to cut a heart shape out
of a slice
of stale bread. Have the children spread peanut butter on their
then sprinkle on birdseed. Insert a pipe cleaner through each heart
a hanger. Help the children hang their valentines for the birds on
a tree outside
a window in your room. Let them also spread the leftover bread
pieces on the
ground around the tree. Encourage the children to watch for the
come to enjoy their valentine treats.
Variation: Make a bird feeder by cutting holes in the sides
of a half gallon
milk carton. Let the children paint the feeder with a mixture of red
tempera and liquid soap. Have them decorate the feeder with
Then place birdseed inside the feeder and hang it outside a window.
to the Heartbeats
with the children about how the human heart works. Then give
stethoscope and let them use it to listen to one another's hearts.
to try describing the sound that the heart makes as it beats. Let
to one another's heart while sitting quietly, then after doing jumping
What differences can they hear in the heartbeats? Talk about how our
need both rest and exercise in order to stay healthy and strong.
Three fresh white carnations,
Talk to the children about last valentines day (or a
long time ago)
and the present of white carnations you received. They were beautiful
flowers, but you had wished for some red flowers, not white. "At the
time I didn't know what to do, so I kept the white flowers and gave them
plenty of fresh air, and new water every day. Nothing happened except the
flowers got old and died. This year I found a way for the flowers to
color. Should we try it?" First give the flowers a new cut on the side.
fill the vase with warm water and food coloring. Put the flowers in the
and wait. (try with different colors and wait for the colors to creep up
into the flower).
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Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!