50+ Genius STEM Activities for Kids
With a name like The STEM Laboratory, it’s no surprise that we’re obsessed with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities for kids.
These 50+ STEM projects are sure to keep little scientists engaged, learning and well-prepared for their STEM-filled future.
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There are countless science experiments for kids but these 14 projects are our hands-down favorites!
Make a mini model of the water cycle with just a Ziploc bag!
Turn your name into crystals!
Find out why the sky is blue. // Rookie Parenting
Test whether objects are magnetic. // The Measured Mom
Whip up some frothy, foamy toothpaste.
Pour ice that is warm to the touch but freezes.
Make one orange sink and another one float!
Pour a rainbow into a jar.
Capture fireworks in a jar using just a few common household supplies. // I Can Teach My Child
Learn about color mixing when you make water walk! // Parenting Chaos
Catch a cloud in a jar.
Build a sand volcano that really erupts. // Growing a Jeweled Rose
Play with Magnetic Slime. // Frugal Fun 4 Boys
Build robots that really walk, talk and “think”. // Amazon
Teach kids about coding!
Let kids have a little screen time playing 20 teacher-approved apps.
Program a set of kid-friendly robot friends: Dash and Dot. // Amazon
Or build a Kano computer! // Amazon
Solve a batch of LEGO challenge cards.
Fold paper into building blocks that really stack. // Babble Dabble Do
Use plastic cups and craft sticks to create four brilliant challenges. // Frugal Fun 4 Boys
Build with straws and tape. // Lemon Lime Adventures
Build structures with marshmallows and pretzels.
Design a pom pom drop that guides the pom pom from one paper towel roll to the next. // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Learn about bridges and then build your own. // Carrots are Orange
Make a craft stick catapult that really launches!
Try a classic! Organize an egg drop challenge. Can you build a structure that will keep the egg from breaking?! // Buggy and Buddy
Build a batch of exploding boomerangs. // I Can Teach My Child
Test the strength of a piece of paper. // Creekside Learning
Make a moveable pulley! // Carrots Are Orange
Work as a team to build with pipe cleaners and aluminum foil. // Housing a Forest
Practice counting with some truck playdough mats. // Pre Kinders
Or add googly eyes to monsters!
Teach kids about odd and even numbers with some hands-on activity sheets.
Clip 2-dimensional shapes. // The Measured Mom
Solve a batch of shape puzzles.
Use a Ziploc bag to solve addition problems on a number line. // Source unknown
Make a set of little math books. // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Solve hands-on addition problems with LEGOS!
Play a round of math fact Jenga.
Learn about fractions with some handy pizza clip cards.
Practice adding together a handful of coins.
Learn about the multiplication rule of nine. // Shelley Gray Teaching
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Not only will you learn exactly how to plan and teach STEM like a pro – but how to do it using supplies you already have in your storage closet.
It’s never been simpler (or faster!) to get everything in place.
How do i buy the 50 genius stem activities for kids? i did not see that in the shop thank you
All of the STEM activities are linked to free blog posts. Just click on the activity you’d like to try and you’ll automatically be taken to the page with all the details. 🙂