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 90 AWESOME science activities. Homemade science and STEM never sounded so good with these summer STEM activities.
SUMMER STEM ACTIVITIES WITH WEEKLY THEMES FOR KIDS
DISCOVER STEM WITH YOUR KIDS
STEM sounds complicated, but it isn’t. Once you get how science, technology, engineering, and math 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 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 know how much fun it is…
Unlock your kids curiosity, spark their inner inventor, and create a love for the world of science and STEM with easy, 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 need to know with simple to follow activities, low prep ideas, easy to digest science information, and inexpensive supplies.
Some fun resources to get you started with science at home include…
- Building a homemade science kit
- Dollar Store Engineering Kit
- Homemade Slime Kit
- Setting up a home science “lab”
- Reading all about STEM for kids
Also make sure to sign up for our newsletter! We send out a printable science/STEM challenge calendar about 7 days prior to a new month!
You will also find weekly FREE printables made exclusively for subscribers. Print out your weekly planner sheet and get started (see below).
SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP WEEK
Our science camp week of activities includes a daily theme with science experiments, STEM activities, make and take projects, games, and even science snacks. There are also printable activities that will keep everyone busy all day long!
WEEK BY WEEK SCIENCE AND STEM ACTIVITY THEMES
Unlike the science camp week above, this is a more unstructured approach to science and summer STEM activities. 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! Up above I shared a few resources on inexpensive kits you can put together with almost all the materials you will need!
In each week’s article, you will find more then a week’s worth of ideas! Build your own schedule of fun activities using these activities. Try one a week or one a day! It’s completely up to you!
All links in blue are ready to go!
First, print out the free LEGO challenge calendar (lots of ideas for 31 days)! We have a ton of LEGO ideas that include added engineering and science activities too!
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!
Land, air, and sea included! Create things that go… kid powered ideas using common materials. Even use chemical reactions to make things go. Explore Newtons Laws of Motion too!
We LOVE making slime, and there are tons of fun ways to explore slime this summer.
Week 8: Cool Chemistry
week 9: Physics All Around
Week 10: Up In Space
Week 11: Play With Weather
Week 12: Get Outside
BONUS SUMMER STEM ACTIVITIES WEEKS
Let’s not forget shark week! We have a few great ideas to add into your weekly theme if your kids LOVE sharks. Why don’t sharks sink?
If you love the 4th of July, this is the perfect week of fun science to add into the days leading up to the 4th!
ALTERNATIVE SUMMER STEM ACTIVITIES
Alternative ideas include our 31 DAYS OF OUTDOOR STEM activities month. Find 31 days of awesome activities that cover science, tech, engineering, art, and math.
If you are looking for an even quicker resource, grab this printable science experiments cheat sheet with 15 simple ideas to get you started. You will also be able to receive the printable STEM/science calendar!