Preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) are naturally curious about the world around them and love asking questions. Incorporating easy science lessons and experiments into their daily lives is an excellent way to teach them about their surroundings and instill a love of learning and science.
Animals are particularly popular amongst the preschool set. To teach preschoolers about snakes, a parent or caregiver could take them to the zoo to see the live snake exhibits. Follow up on the outing with library books, both fictional and nonfiction, about snakes. Find books with simple words and lots of bright and colorful pictures for young children. Snake-related coloring pages and other paper crafts may help reinforce ideas and are available online. Always engage the child in the conversation, asking questions such as "What types of homes might a snake live in?" and "What does a snake eat?" Easy activities like these make science exciting and hands-on, leaving the child eager to learn more. One website brimming with preschool-geared science activities is Science for Preschoolers (http://scienceforpreschoolers.com/).