Fun STEM activities kids can do at home to foster a love of science and hands-on creativity!
STEM education is very important for our children.
Not only is it super fun for them, but it allows them to be hands-on and explore their own creativity.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Why STEM Is Important
When kids learn through STEM activities, they get to think outside the box and produce a valuable tool that they can actually use.
The way things are advancing every single day, these activities will help prepare kids for the future using real-world explorations.
STEM For Kids
When kids do STEM activities they have to use their problem-solving skills.
Although, the best part about these activities is it makes learning math and science super FUN!
So let your kid put on their thinking caps and try out some of these fun science-based activities at home.
15 Fun STEM Activities For Kids To Do At Home
Fun Science and STEM focused activities & experiments for kids to do at home.
These science-based activities can be done with simple supplies and ingredients that you may already have on hand.
Borax Crafts: Making Borax Crystal Flowers
If you’re looking for Borax crafts to do with the kids, making Borax crystal flowers is the perfect science craft.
Kids Can Code! Simple and Fun Lego Coding Activities
Teach your kids coding basics in a fun screen free way! Plus get a free printable to help build your code.
Egg carton unplugged coding activity! - Teach Your Kids Code
Learn the basic concepts of coding with an egg carton! This unplugged coding activity will teach kids all about algorithms and sequencing.
Shaving Cream Rain Cloud in a Jar STEM Experiment
This shaving cream rain clouds activity is a fun and easy way to teach children how it rains. Kids will love the magical wow factor and YOU’LL love the easy prep!
Marble Roller Coaster
Discover all the awesome physics involved in roller coasters by creating your own with an old pool noodle!
STEM + Chocolate = The Best Kind Of Learning Fun
Skip the camp fire and make s’mores with using solar energy! Solar oven s’mores is a fun craft/activity for the whole family.
STEM in Action: Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag for Kids – The Salty Mamas
Who knew science could be so delicious? Explore states of matter in this yummy Ice Cream in a Bag STEM exploration.
Skittles Unicorn: A fun Science Experiment
Check out this Skittles Unicorn: A fun Science Experiment that isn’t just a blast to watch but awesome for your kids to learn about the way Science works!
Create Shiny, Clear, Hard Bioplastics - Science Experiment
Ever wondered how to make plastic? You can make it at home with items in your pantry! Create clear, hard plastic into cute shapes to use in homemade games, crafting projects and more.
Growing Crystals for Kids: Create Your Own Jewels!
3 fun and easy ways to make crystals at home! Plus get the science behind how they work.
Rainbow Walking Water Science Experiment
This walking water experiment is a perfect science experiment for kids as it is easy to set up and it gives children the opportunity to discover what happens when they mix primary colors together.
How to Make Magnetic Slime
Make magnetic slime with only 3 ingredients! When you hold a magnet near the slime, it oozes toward it, and the slime will “swallow” up a magnet.
Pom Pom Drop STEM Challenge
Get your kids thinking critically and developing STEM skills with just some simple items from around the house!
Teach your kids to code with a deck of cards!
You can learn the basics of coding at home with just a deck of cards. This easy coding game will teach kids all about algorithms, sequencing and debugging.
Easy Water Cycle Experiment
This water cycle experiment is great for teaching kids how water gets from the lakes and rivers, into the clouds, and back into the lakes and rivers.
Stay At Home Activities For Kids
For more fun activities kids can do at home, check out this list of 101 Free Activities For Kids or this list of Creative Activities.
If your kids are wanting some STEM guilt-free screen-time, check out this list of awesome educational YouTube channels.
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Do you have any awesome STEM activities that your kids have done at home? PLEASE let me know in the comments 🙂
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Tuesday 21st of April 2020
These look so fun! I definitely need to have my oldest make his own gems, he'd love that. Thanks for sharing!
Faith @ ForMommiesByMommy
Tuesday 21st of April 2020
These are really fun and educational activities for kids! Such wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing!
Tuesday 21st of April 2020
Wow these are all so creative and great.! I will definitely have to try these my kids would LOVE all of these☺️