Science for New Year – Science for Kids

Christmas is over, but I’m not quite ready to face the normality of life just yet, so we’ve been collecting our favourite kid’s activities for New Year!

Easy kids activities for New Year

How about starting with these fun edible sparklers from Red Ted Art? They are a great, fun way to learn about melting and changes of state and are delicious too. One simple idea for a science investigation is to determine whether milk or white chocolate sets the fastest.

These colourful, fun firework pictures are easy enough for even very young children to try. Experiment with different colours and types of pens ( can you find a pen whose colour doesn’t spread? ) to see which gives the best firework effect.

filter paper firework pictures, made with filter paper and felt tip pens

We love this pop up firework craft from My Little Three and Me and Red Ted Art’s homemade party poppers.

This Wishing Tree from No Time for Flash Cards is a great way to plan for the year ahead with children.

Did you know you can simulate a firework effect in a glass using just oil, water and food colouring?

Image of a firework in a glass science activity using water, oil and food colouring.

Make a pop up card to wish friends a Happy New Year and learn about levers and pop-up mechanisms at the same time.

We had great fun making fireworks with milk and food colouring whilst learning about emulsions.

Try making a firework scratch art picture. These are super easy to make and look very effective.

homemade scratch art

We love Red Ted Art’s 3D Paper Snowflakes. They will make a gorgeous decoration if you’re having a party.

Science crackers are a fun way to keep the kids busy as you celebrate the New Year.

If you’ve got some Christmas candy left over my fun and festive edible experiments are great to keep the Christmas mood going.

marshmallow snowman

This firework painting activity from Learning4Kids looks fantastic too!

See in the New Year with a bang with these film canister rockets – but don’t forget to stand well back!

film canister rocket with a lego man attached

Finally, I LOVE the idea of a New Year time capsule like this one from The Imagination Tree.

Chinese New Year Crafts

Red Ted Art has a fantastic Dragon Printable, perfect for making shadow puppets and many other crafts.

Have a great New Year Everyone!!

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Last Updated on December 30, 2022 by Emma Vanstone