Science Activities Valentines Day

EASY Static Electricity Balloon Experiment

Everyone knows that rubbing a balloon on your hair or on the carpet will create a static electricity charge, but how can you show kids that it is actually there? Kids may have a hard time understanding something that they can’t see. Although we used a red balloon and valentines day glitter to make this static electricity balloon experiment a valentines day science experiment, this static balloon experiment can be used any time. This is such a fun Valentines Day activity for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students too. 

EASY Valentines Day Science with a pink balloon and glitter to make static electricity balloon experiment in February or anytime. This is such a fun Valentines Day activity for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students too. 

Static electricity balloon experiment

This Valentine’s Day Balloon Experiment is the perfect way to help children understand and visualize static electricity. You’ve probably tried use the static charge on a balloon to make your hair stand up, but now with this static electricity balloon experiment you can SHOW kids static electricity a different way. This simple Valentine’s Day science is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students too. Whether you use this as a valentines day theme idea or at some other time as an easy science project for kids, this is sure to be a hit. 

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler you will love this Valentine science experiments with kids at home or in the classroom.

Valentines Science Experiments

Valentines Science Experiments

To set up this Valentine’s Day Balloon Experiment, you only need two simple materials that you probably already have on hand. Plus it is such a super simple procedure it is a snap to prep! Grab the following materials:

  • A Balloon
  • Glitter, we used two colors

Valentines Day Activity

Set this up first by blowing up the balloon. We chose pink, because the store didn’t have red and we were doing this with a Valentine’s Day theme. Any color of balloon will suffice, though.

Pour glitter on a surface. We chose a paper plate for easy clean up, but anything will work.  You can use any glitter you have on hand; we used two different colors of glitter to see if the weight of the glitter made a difference. The red pieces were a bit thicker and chunkier than the silver, which was a fine grain of glitter.

Valentines Day Activity

Valentines Day Science

Rub the balloon on your hair or on the carpet. We did both and they worked about the same.

Once there is static on the balloon, put it near the glitter. At first, don’t touch the balloon to the glitter. You will see the glitter literally jump to the balloon from the plate. It was the coolest thing. When the static started to decrease, we put the balloon closer to the plate and eventually touched the balloon to the glitter. In all levels, the glitter connected with the balloon. It was as if we literally painted glitter onto the balloon.

When we were done, I asked my daughter to tap the balloon to see what happened. It disrupted the electric charge and the glitter fell. That was a mess I wasn’t necessarily prepared to clean up, but I should have known. It wasn’t that bad, honestly.

Valentines day activity for kindergarten

Valentines day activity for kindergarten

This activity is the perfect way to harness the static electricity into one place that will turn the electricity, that is normally not seen, into a visual example.

Although kids learn best through exploring cause and effect and making observations at this age, try having them walk through the scientific method for kids as you perform the kindergarten science experiment. So what happened, rubbing the balloon onto your hair or floor adds electrons to the balloon and causes the balloon to become negatively charged. Opposite charges attract so the glitter will be attracted to the charged balloon.

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Valentines Day Activities for Kindergartners

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Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Kindergarten Worksheets and Games. As a busy mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Browse through more than 200,000 pages of FREE worksheets & educational activities for kindergartners! Plus don't miss her other sites www.123homeschool4me.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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