Sid the Science Kid is a popular PBS Kids television show targeted at the preschool audience. The main character, Sid, is an inquisitive 4-year-old who always wants to know everything about everything.
Set over the course of his daily routine of breakfast time, riding to school, looking for his friends on the playground, Rug Time with Teacher Susie, going to the Super Fab Lab and heading to Grandma’s at the end of the day, Sid brings scientific discoveries to real life while overcoming ethnic diversity in a positive, loving way. Sid’s three friends bring the show to life with their unique personalities. Read on to learn more about them!
Preschoolers will delight in a Sid the Science Kid themed party celebrating their big day! On a quest for learning all about something new each day, this science for kids TV show incorporates science into everyday life making learning fun. Read on to discover how to bring Sid’s scientific discoveries to the birthday party scene!
Here are some ideas you can use for your science party decorations.
- utilize the science theme which is easy and a perfect fit
- recreate Sid’s Super Fab Lab as the backdrop or on a poster
- drink from plastic beakers instead of cups
- set the table with small plastic tongs instead of forks for eating
- reinvent an old white t-shirt into a lab jacket by cutting down the middle and using double-sided tape to pin back the collars to form lapels
- place name tags on each child’s lab coat
- accessorizing with safety goggles is a fun addition to the science theme
- Sid the Science Kid plates, napkins and other supplies are available to purchase on-line and in stores
Here are some easy and fun cakes and cupcakes ideas for your science birthday party ideas.
- bake a cake in the shape of Sid’s microphone
- attach Sid stickers onto lollipop sticks to create perfect toppers for cupcakes
- make cupcakes without icing and allow guests to add their choice of food coloring to plain white icing, mix like a real scientist and top to create their personalized cupcake
- bake a cake in the shape of a magnifying glass and assemble cupcakes topped with plastic bugs around it.
Here are some fun ideas for your science party favors.
- magnifying glasses
- plastic bugs
- butterfly nets
- journals - coloring pages printed from home
Sid the Science Kid Games and Songs
With boundless questions and energy, Sid's science TV show features many songs to help understand life’s smallest and largest wonders. Along with happy tunes, there are many preschool games perfect for a birthday party featuring Sid as the special guest.
Fun Party Songs
- popular song from the show
- Teacher Susie’s transitional tool to move the students from outside to inside for traditional circle time reading
- kids sing along as they make their way to the rug
- “Rug Time, Come on in, Rug Time, Take a Seat, Rug Time, We’re Ready, Everybody Move Your Feet…”
I’m Lookin’ for My Friends
- upbeat tune sang on the playground
- Sid runs around to find each of his friends
- at the end they all sing and dance together
- “I’m Lookin’ for My Friends, I’m Lookin’ for You! Hey, There’s Gabriella. Watch What I Can Do…”
Science Kid Party Game Ideas
Pin-the-Microphone on Sid
- variation of pin-the-tail on the donkey
- easy for preschool age children to play
- featuring popular songs from the show
Kid Science Experiments
Here are some easy and fun kid science experiments for your Sid the Science Kid party ideas. Kid science projects will thrill and amaze your party guests. Show them how much fun science can be.
- create simple experiments for young scientists
- volcano in a bottle can be made with a plastic bottle filled ¾ full of warm water, add few drops of food coloring and ¼ cup of vinegar then use a funnel to quickly add heaping teaspoon of baking soda to create the fizzy, overflowing eruption
- place different things inside of jars for kids to guess what’s in each one (peppermints, pickles, mustard, onions, chocolate, coffee, garlic or anything with a strong scent works well)
- guess the number of candies in the jar by filling up a glass jar with jellybeans, m&ms or some small candy and let each child make their best guess for a quick estimation game