Spring STEM activities for kids, no pun intended! Of course, Spring is an excellent time of year to learn about, observe, and plant seeds. You can also explore the weather including wind by making parachutes or make bugs that light up! Make a kaleidoscope, look at rainbows, or make a ladybug house. Spring holds many opportunities to take STEM outside too. Science, technology, engineering, and math ideas perfect for Spring learning.
Hands -On Spring STEM Activities for Kids
SPRING STEM ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
I planned out a fun itinerary of Spring STEM activities for kids of multiple ages to do together. Many of these Spring activities will fall into a couple of the categories below, but I divided them up a bit to make it a little easier to find what you are looking for. Click on the links below to learn about each activity.
Spring is a great time to plant something and see how it grows or what it will turn into. Make a greenhouse, an ecosystem, or just learn about the best plants to grow with kids. Below you will find some books and youTube videos that talk about the growth of the seed.
Checkout our own Spring and Summer Container Garden on our back porch!
8 Easy To Grow Plants for Kids is a quick list of good ideas from Crafts On Sea to get you started in the garden
Make a Pop Bottle Ecosystem from Layers of Learning
Plant An Indoor Bulb Garden from Fun At Home With Kids
Super Simple Greenhouse For Kids from Handmade Home
Of course when you plant something, you will end up observing it as well. These Spring STEM activities are more about observing the process of growing as opposed to the end result. You will have a chance to watch the entire growth cycle of a seed with a seed jar or experiment with the needs of a seed such as air, light, and water. Observe what happens each day. Measure growth.
Do Seeds Need Light from Gift of Curiosity plus 4 more cool ideas for observing seed growth.
EXPERIMENT WITH SOMETHING
Experiment with Spring STEM ideas too! Weather science can be pretty neat and Spring is filled with all sorts of weather. Use some of the engineering projects in the next section to explore weather as well.
Test out wind with The Feather Experiment from Life over C’s
DIY Thermometer for Kids from Lemon Lime Adventures
ENGINEER OR BUILD SOMETHING
Design, Engineer, Test, and Learn! Fun ideas that combine the many facets of STEM in one activity! Use the outdoors to test a pulley, move a car, learn about wind and friction. Add a bit of art with kaleidoscopes and light up bugs! Or create a hotel for our mighty insects!
Build A Wind Powered Car from LEGO, recycled materials, or just add a sail to a toy car. How can you harness the power of wind to make your car go?!
Make Circuit Bugs to explore technology this Spring from Steam Powered Family
CHECK OUT YOUTUBE
Add some tech and learn about the life cycle of a flower with these top picks of youTube videos.
READ SOME BOOKS
Make sure to read up on seeds and weather too!
TOOLS FOR KIDS TO USE
Get the right tools for Spring STEM activities! Encourage playing in dirt and mud too!
PLAY WITH SCIENCE
Spring themed science activities are also fun to try this time of year! We have a bunch of fun Spring themed science ideas featured here including bug slime, nature’s sensory bin, and a shaving cream rain cloud!
CELEBRATE EARTH DAY
Click on the photos below to try out Earth Day themed activities as well as Earth Day STEM ideas.