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Just like Blue and Josh, Use Your Mind to Do Some Experimenting

DIY a spinning storm at your kitchen table and a swimming-sinking fruit experiment.

Blue's Clues Science Experiments For Kids

Try these two easy preschool science experiments, as seen on Blue’s Clues & You! 

With only a few household materials, you and your preschooler will be able to create a mesmerizing cyclone at the kitchen table. After that, conduct a floating and sinking experiment using fruits in your kitchen and a bowl of water.


Let’s start with making the cyclone in a bottle.

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 Empty Plastic Bottles
  • Water
  • Funnel (optional but very helpful)
  • Tape
  • Glitter (optional but ups the fun!)


Step 1: Use the funnel or pitcher to fill one bottle halfway with water.

Blue's Clues & You! Step 1

Step 2: Add a few pinches of glitter.

Blue's Clues & You! Glitter

Step 3: Use duct tape to carefully secure the second bottle on top of the first. Make sure it’s aligned.

Blue's Clues & You! Step 2

Step 4: Turn the bottles over so that the bottle with water is on top. Move the bottles in a circular motion to create a swirling motion to watch the storm form — that’s the cyclone!

Blue's Clues & You! Science Experiments


Next, try the Sink or Swim experiment.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bowl
  • Water
  • Apple
  • Avocado (or other fruits of your choice)


Step 1: Fill the bowl with water.

Step 2: Drop the apple into the water and observe what happens. Do the same with the avocado.

Step 3: Find other fruits and veggies to see what sinks and what swims! Try asking your kid for predictions as to what will float and what will sink!