I’m bored be heard no more! If you are secretly wondering how in the world you are going to keep the kids busy (but not too busy) this summer, I’m here to help! Kids need free time to explore, but with 90 days of summer, 90-degree temps, you might want to check out some of our AWESOME science and STEM activities. Science for kids never sounded so good with these summer STEM activities.
SUMMER STEM ACTIVITIES WITH WEEKLY THEMES FOR KIDS
STEM FOR KIDS
STEM sounds complicated, but it isn’t! Once you get how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) mingle with each other, you can see how it applies to so many of the science and STEM activities you already love.
The best STEM activities encourage your kids to use at least 3 of the 4 pillars of the STEM acronym (science, technology, engineering, and math) to tackle their projects head-on, challenge what they know, and build character. The lessons STEM can teach our kids are priceless!
Have you played around with science with your kiddos? If you haven’t, you are in for a real treat. And if you have, you already know how much fun STEM activities are…
Unlock your kids’ curiosity, and spark their inner inventor!
The world of science and STEM is AMAZING with these hands-on science experiments and STEM activities.
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to share science with your kids. We have everything you will need, with simple to follow activities, low prep ideas, easy to digest science information, and inexpensive supplies.
Looking for easy to print activities, and inexpensive problem-based challenges?
We have you covered…
DIY SCIENCE CAMP
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Each day includes pre-planned projects including:
- Science snacks
- Science experiments
- STEM challenges
- Science games
- Science toys
SUMMER STEM ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
If you are looking to mix and match fun science activities all summer, this is the list to save!
These summer STEM activities follow a more unstructured approach to science learning. See which ones work for the supplies you already have too!
There’s really no need to spend a lot on science and STEM over the summer! Here are a few resources and inexpensive science kits you can put together with almost all the materials you will need!
In each week’s theme below, you will find more than 7 days worth of ideas! Build your own schedule of fun activities using these summer STEM activities. Try one a week or once a day! It’s completely up to you!
Includes a free LEGO challenge calendar (lots of ideas for 31 days) to download and print out! Get started with building a LEGO catapult, a LEGO zipline or even a LEGO volcano.
Fun chemical reactions that will have the kids squealing with delight when things fizz, erupt, pop, and more!
Put their design skills to the test when you challenge your kids to a summer of fun STEM activities that include lots of engineering ideas.
Water is awesome for summer STEM because it’s so cool (pun intended). We love to explore water science in all kinds of playful ways!
We LOVE making slime, and there are tons of fun ways to explore slime this summer. Check out our free slime recipes you can print!
Science you can eat? Which kiddo wouldn’t get excited about that! Check out these tasty or taste safe edible science experiments for more fun summer STEM for kids.
Our list of favorite chemistry experiments for kids, using common household items and inexpensive materials.
Finish off your summer STEM activities with our easy physics experiments for kids.
BONUS SUMMER STEM ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Maybe you have a kid who loves sharks or you like activities for the 4th of July, these extra weeks of fun are perfect for your kids or camp groups.
Explore the moon through science, STEM, art, and edible activities that are easy to do and super fun for the kiddos! Look for the free space activities mini pack too!
If you love the 4th of July, you are sure to enjoy these fun 4th of July science activities for kids! Look for the free 4th of July fun pack too.
We love the ocean and this collection of summer STEM ideas is jam-packed with fun ways to learn about the ocean and ocean animals. Look out for our free ocean STEM challenge cards too!
Let’s not forget shark week! Check out these great STEM ideas to add to your weekly theme if your kids LOVE sharks. Look for the free shark theme fun pack too.
THE BEST STEM IDEAS FOR A SUMMER OF FUN!
Alternative ideas include our 31 DAYS OF OUTDOOR STEM activities. Find 31 days of awesome STEM activities that cover science, tech, engineering, art, and math.
SUMMER STEM CAMP NOW AVAILABLE
Every month we offer new theme STEM packs filled with goodies to make learning fun and totally hands-on.