The preschool science activities in this notebook are some of my FAVORITE resources to use! I literally use a page of it every week to review our science lesson. And these preschool science activities are easy enough for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Check it out!
Preschool Science Activities
Decide Your Goal
You can use these preschool science activities a few different ways. The pack comes with color images, but I like to use the black and white images so the students can color the pictures themselves.
You could use the color pages and create classroom posters. In my class, each student makes a year-long notebook by adding their pages to a spiral notebook. Or you can even use construction paper and let them take home each page as they complete them. It’s up to you!
Tips for Using this Notebook for Preschool
Most interactive notebooks have fancy flaps and require writing. That’s awesome and all, but just not practical for preschool and kindergarten! Most of these kiddos are still learning how to use scissors and glue.
That’s what makes this notebook perfect for them. All they have to do is cut and glue! So they get great fine motor and scissor skill practice as they review their science concepts. The simplicity of the construction lets them use their focus to sort the images instead of figuring out which lines they can or can’t cut (trust me, most of them WILL cut the wrong lines and those cool flip flaps won’t work anyway – I’ve tried it.)
Here’s what I’ve found works best when using this notebook with a preschool group.
- Pass out the notebook pages.
- Instruct students to cut apart the worksheet along each line.
- When cutting is almost complete, pass out spiral notebooks.
- Have students find one of headings. Hold up your notebook to show them where to glue the heading, so everyone glues the same heading onto the same page. Do the next heading together, as well.
- Until your group is ready to work independently (many of my boys rush and don’t sort their pictures), work as a group. Call out one image at a time, wait for the class to find it, ask the class which side it belongs on, and everyone can glue at the same time.
- When finished, students can color the images in their notebooks or work at centers.
Let’s Talk Early Learning Standards
I designed this notebook with my Early Learning Standards by my side. Literally, on the
table sofa next to my computer. My goal was to have a resource that I can just print out each week and cover a new standard.
So that means that this resource can be used to meet 30 science standards!
All of the finished pages from this science notebook are in the photos below, so take a peek! Click on any photo to make the gallery full screen. The notebook label is also included in the file download.