3 Fun Summer Science Experiments for Kids

Make science fun this summer.

Looking for new ways to keep the kids entertained this summer? Natalie Preddie is rounding up her favourite DIY experiments that the whole family can enjoy.

Ice Cream in a Bag 

Everyone loves ice cream! Imagine how exciting it is to make it by yourself?! We are giving our littles ones the power to create. What a fantastic and delicious discovery!

Via: Delish

What you will need:

  • 1 cup half/half or cream
  • 1 ½ tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Ice
  • ¼ Cup of Salt
  • Ziploc bags (1 big & 1 small)


  1. Pour half/half (or cream) into Ziploc Bag
  2. Add vanilla & sugar
  3. Seal bag firmly to get out any excess air
  4. Fill larger Ziploc bag with ice and salt
  5. Add smaller Ziploc bag and cover with ice
  6. Get Gloves for shaking and shake for 6 minutes (this is a fun part for the kids to help with)
  7. Take the small bag out of the larger bag and rinse entirely
  8. Open the smaller bag carefully, ensuring that you do not get any salt on the inside
  9. Use a spoon to stir and TASTE

For extra fun, have your kids add their favourite toppings!

Colourful Bubbles 

Kids love bubbles. So how can we make an already fun activity even more interesting. We learn about mixing colors, but also how to make these bubbles from scratch.

What you will need:

  • Jars
  • Food Colouring
  • Dish soap
  • Water
  • Bubble Wand or Wire


  1. Fill jars with small amount of dish soap
  2. Add a few drops of food colouring
  3. Fill jar halfway with water
  4. Use homemade wire wand to make bubbles

Bottle Rocket

Blast off! This exciting science experiment is sure to take you and your family out of this world!

What you will need:

  • 2L soda bottle
  • 3 unsharpened pencils
  • Duct tape
  • A cork (that fits the bottle)
  • Paper towel
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar – A lot!


  1. Prepare your rocket (not too many decorations or it will weigh the rocket down)
  2. Use the pencils like a stand
  3. Make a little baking soda ‘package’ in a paper towel
  4. Pour vinegar into bottle
  5. Quickly push in baking soda and then add cork
  6. WAIT