5 Fun Water Preschool Monthly Theme Science & STEAM Activities

If you’re a preschool teacher or homeschool mom who is planning a water preschool monthly theme, here are a few science and STEAM activities to get you started.

Your little kids will explore rivers, lakes, bubbles, and even rainbows with these fun preschool investigation station ideas that’ll have everyone splashing around in no time! 

We just wrapped up our water preschool monthly theme yesterday and I wanted to share a few of our favorites activities.

collage of Bubbles, Boats, and Floats activities with text: Bubbles, Boats, & Floats Monthly Theme Ideas for PreschoolersNext month, we’re back to A to Zoo Animals, which means that both little kids will get to try their hand at being zookeepers. I think it’s going to be a great month.  

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Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

It was all things Bubbles, Boats and Floats this month around here and both little kids loved it. This was the first theme that baby girl really showed an interest in and the little guy obviously loved her tagging along with us. 

Week 1 was Down the River and the topics were River, Beaver, Boat, Alligator, and Waterfall. 

preschooler making railroad bridge over aluminum foil river
Since we live not too far from a river, we did lots of research and learned a ton. This week, we spent most of our time engaging in imaginative play, for example, this Railroad Bridge Over the River Pretend Play.  

Baby girl had a well visit this week and the little guy was telling their pediatrician (who we seriously love, by the way) that the Ohio River empties into the Mississippi River, so of course the doctor took a minute to go a bit further in depth and explain to the little guy that the Mississippi River empties into the Gulf of Mexico.

It was such as beautiful moment of real-life learning for him. And bonus points, because it’s been a few weeks now and the little guy can totally still tell me that the Ohio River empties into the Mississippi River and that the Mississippi River empties into the Gulf of Mexico. 

The next week was On the Lake and one of the topics was Rocks. It’s always kind of neat to see how our daily topics fit together. 

preschooler building with tree blocks and river rocks
We learned some important STEAM skills by building rock stuctures and explored stacking the rocks as well with this Quick & Easy Rock Structures STEAM Activity for Preschoolers.  

sensory bin filled with orange water and bubbles
Week three brought with it lots of Soapy Water as we learned about Bath Time, Washing Dishes, and even Laundry. The little guy and baby girl were all about this week’s Bubble Play STEAM Activity for Little Kids

He squirted and sprayed and splashed as she watched intently. It was adorable, to say the least. 

preschooler painting with bubble wrap on blue cardstock
We also did a really fun Bubble Painting Invitation to Create Process Art Experience

The last week was probably my favorite as we learned all about Wonderful Water, which included some really fun topics. Water Cycle. Rainbow. Like I said, I loved it and both of the little kids obviously did too. 

toddler and preschooler exploring rainbow sensory bags
We did a really awesome Mess Free Rainbow Activity for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers. This was great because both the little guy and baby girl got their own rainbow sensory bag to investigate. 

It was for sure an amazing month of water preschool monthly theme science & STEAM activities, don’t you think? 

Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our A to Zoo Animals theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

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MGT-Blog-Transparent-300x300As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #mgtblogger

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collage of Bubbles, Boats, and Floats activities with text: Water Preschool Monthly Theme Ideas Science & STEAM