Amazing winter science experiments to try at home with your child!
Looking for some wonderful winter science your child can do at home? From ice crystals and artificial snow to homemade ice cream or a snow storm, I’ve got you covered!
You and your child can create your own winter science lab in the kitchen. You’ll explore science AND Spanish language learning with these simple, fun experiments. Parents who don’t speak much Spanish can utilize these videos at home to support language learning.
The science videos have been selected with bilingual and dual language students in mind. They’re perfect for preschool and elementary-aged learners. Of course, please supervise your child in these at-home experiments.
Take a look to find a new winter science experiment your child will love!
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1. Fishing for Ice – Pescando hielo
To start, children will be able to try out “ice fishing” at home! You’ll use salt, string, water, and ice. This is a super simple experiment that my preschooler enjoyed as well. Miss Patty speaks clearly and slowly – making this video a great one to start with for younger bilingual students.
2. Snow Colors – Nieve de colores
Next is a beautiful and fun colored snow experiment! To make the artificial snow, you’ll need four diapers, a bowl or other container, 6 small cups, and food coloring. You’ll also need scissors, a spoon, newspaper, and water. While this one is a messy project, it’s worth it to create your own snow!
3. Ice Run – Carrera de hielos
An easy ice experiment you can do in a short window of time! You only need salt, sugar, glasses, water, and ice to try it out. Find out which liquid melts ice the fastest! The hosts speak quickly, but I appreciate that subtitles are included. Feel free to pause when needed!
4. Ice Monsters – Monstruos de hielo
These ice monsters are so much fun for at-home scientists! Prepare a “lago de hielo” (ice lake) ahead of time by freezing water on a large plate. Next, grab a bottle full of water and get started creating your own ice monsters at home! This experiment will require some planning and time to complete the project, but it’s worth the wait.
5. Artificial Snow – Nieve artificial
This video tutorial includes three recipes for artificial snow. Take a look at which ingredients you have and make a fun version of snow! Option one includes shaving cream, cornstarch, liquid soap/detergent, and glitter. Recipe two takes baking soda and water. The third option uses diapers and water, as well as glitter. Create your own snow day wherever you live!
6. Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag – Helado casero en bolsa
Have your kids tried making ice cream in a bag yet? This is a sweet favorite at my house! The perfect winter treat – especially when you make it yourselves. You’ll need two plastic bags, ice cubes, milk (she uses strawberry-flavored milk), salt, and a kitchen towel. Yummy!
7. Crystal Snowflakes – Copos de nieve cristales
Check out some chemistry together in this fun experiment for crystal snowflakes! To start, grab some white pipe cleaners to make the snowflake shapes. Then you’ll use borax and water, cups, and wooden sticks to hold the snowflakes. In three or four hours, you’ll see the crystals starting to form!
8. Salt Crystals – Cristales de sal
In this wintry experiment, you and your child will discover how salt crystals form. You’ll use water, a plate, and salt (as well as a microwave). You’ll have to wait about five days for the crystals to develop. However, it will be a fun activity to check back to each day and notice the changes. Finally, add the crystals to a blue or purple paper snowflake to make beautiful artwork!
9. Homemade Thermometer – Termómetro casero
Do you have a budding meteorologist in your family? If so, they’ll love this DIY thermometer! Using some simple household materials you probably already have, you can create your very own thermometer. You’ll need a clear plastic bottle, rubbing alcohol, play dough, food coloring, scissors, and a straw. Finally, get out to check those winter temperatures!
10. Snowstorm – Tormenta de nieve
Would your child like to create their own winter snowstorm like Queen Elsa? For this experiment, you’ll need baby oil, water, white paint, baking soda, and sprinkles or glitter, as well as a clear glass. This is a wintry version of a foaming volcano experiment. My own three kids love watching videos hosted by children!
11. Iceberg Slime – Iceberg Slime gigante casero
Finally, we need to try out a winter slime! If your kids love making slime as much as mine do, you’ll want to check out this iceberg version! This wintry slime is made with white glue, shaving cream, body lotion, and baby powder. You’ll also need a food coloring of your choice, and an activator (we like to use contact solution).
I hope you and your child enjoy exploring science concepts with these winter experiments! Above all, I hope you enjoy some fun Spanish language learning time together! Let me know which experiment your child liked best!