Homeschool Science in Early Elementary (K-2): Video Post

How do I start teaching science to my kids?  This is a very different answer if your kids are K-2 than if they are a bit older.  Here are some of the science topics you might want to consider if your kids are in early elementary. I put together a video of some of the activities we did when the kids were in early elementary.

Some of these activities my youngest was probably in preschool, but my older kids were in early elementary.  You can pick and choose what works for your kids and move into more complex topics from there!  I hope you enjoy what I hope to be a series of Minute videos! :)  ~Liesl

Links to the activities and printables you see in our Minute 1 video are below.

Homeschool Den Minute: Science in Early Elementary


5 Senses – sight, hearing, touch, feel, taste (This could continue on into a unit on the human body.)

Animals/Zoology: Some zoology topics you could cover:


Other General Science Units we did when the kids were in early elementary:

States of Matter – The Three States of Matter

Rocks and Minerals – We have a number of free packets on the rock cycle, 3 types of rocks, and a (free) rocks and minerals packet I made for the kids when they were in PreK and early elementary. This post also shows you some of the fun hands-on activities we did about rocks.

Skeletal System – One of the first human body units we studied was the Skeletal System. We did a ton of fun hands-on activities with this unit as well.

Simple Machines

Solar System:

We also did a lot of Geography Activities. You might find this post helpful: Hands-On Geography Activities for ages 4 to 10

If you would like to print out this list, you can click below to download the PDF.  Just so you know, this is still a work in progress as I haven’t actually made the 2nd video yet!! :) So, you might want to check back later to see if it has been updated. :)  ~Liesl

Homeschool Science in Early Elementary


Our next Minute Video will talk about a few more of the science units & hands-on activities we did in early elementary: Rocks and Minerals, Simple Machines, and Earth Science.

Wondering what to cover throughout elementary and middle school? You might want to check out our Homeschool Science Checklist for the Elementary and Middle School Years:

ScienceHomeschoolChecklistSome of our other videos:

If you are new to homeschooling, you might find some useful resources at this post: How to Start Homeschooling


See you again soon here or over at our Homeschool Den Facebook Page. Don’t forget to Subscribe to our Homeschool Den Newsletter! ~Liesl

Here are some of the units we have for this age group:

Animal Packet – Animal Characteristics, Vertebrates vs. Invertebrates, Insects vs. Spiders, Animal Tracks and more!

Animal Characterisitics, animal classification unit

World Animal Packet

World Animal Unit - Worksheets Activities Montessori Cards

Winter Packet

Winter Packet for Early Elementary

Simple Machines

Simple Machines Unit - Worksheets Lapbook Activities

The Three States of Matter

Three states of matter worksheets



Rainforest Packet

Rainforest Unit Worksheets and ActivitiesSkeletal System

Skeletal System Worksheets

Addition Games, Activities and Worksheets

Fact Family Math Games Addition Worksheets

Number Family Activities - worksheets gamesAddition Subtraction Pet-Themed Worksheets


Place Value PrintablesAddition Games for MathPirate-Math-Packet-Games-Worksheets-MathCards-Activity-Ideas

Multiplication Bundle:

A couple of years ago my youngest took on the big math task of learning all of her multiplication tables. Along the way, I made a lot of fun math packets.  She started the process of learning her times tables in previous years as she did lots of skip counting practice.  This made learning her multiplication facts really easy for her. :)  Plus, it has really helped her as she moved into long division (but I’m getting ahead of myself!)

I looked around for the kind of multiplication practice that would help her this past year. The math book she was using went through the math facts a bit too quickly for her.  She needed quite a bit of repetition and wanted bright, colorful worksheets. I wound up making my own sets of practice pages, activities, and games. She loved that!

This multiplication bundle now includes over 225+ pages of skip counting activities, games and worksheets and 12 pdfs!

Multiplication Bundle:

Multiplication Bundle - 225 pages of multiplication worksheets games and activities

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