I started this BEST OF STEM ACTIVITIES post two years ago and thought I would update it with more great ideas for each month. This past year we have been enjoying even more STEM and STEAM activities. These awesome STEM activities are perfect for young kids to get started with the idea of STEM. Bring more science and STEM into your year.
GET STARTED WITH THE BEST STEM ACTIVITIES!
We have now hosted two STEM resources series in the past two years. Both are filled with great ideas and last year’s STEM resource guide was a huge collaborative effort of bloggers who love STEM. You can learn about STEM at home, STEM in the classroom, STEM for homeschool and more!
LEARN ALL ABOUT STEM
STEM is science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Usually, a STEM project is a combination of two or more of these core elements. You can read more about STEM here to get started.
You may hear it referred to as STEAM which is STEM + Art! In our A-Z of STEM series, you will see several gorgeous STEAM activities! What can kids learn from STEM, find out here!
This list of our best STEM activities is a good representation of what STEM is all about. We also have a few other collections for related activities to check out.
- Learn how to make slime: A Year of The Best Slime Activities
- Be a scientist: A Year of The Best Science Experiments
- Build with LEGO: A Year of The Best LEGO projects
THE BEST STEM ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ALL YEAR!
I am pleased that the majority of our best STEM activities do not require inexpensive materials, long set up times, or confusing directions.
We use what we have around the house. Sometimes I visit the dollar store or hardware store to supplement ideas. I ALWAYS keep a big box where I toss unusual items I find from packaging or recycled items that may come in handy later.
You can learn more about setting up for good, cheap STEM activities with the two resources below.
Additionally, we have been creating STEM challenge cards and calendars which you will find included with our holiday countdowns or seasonal selections.
You can grab more free printable ideas here. We will be continually updating our selection as the holidays and seasons change.
Paper Bag STEM Challenges ( a vacation week of great ideas)
Don’t let STEM intimidate you! Any type of fun experiments, building projects, and creative endeavors you try with your kids will send them on their way to loving life long learning. STEM included!
ENJOY OUR BEST STEM ACTIVITIES FOR A YEAR OF PLAYFUL LEARNING!
Make sure to check out the other best of collections here for cool science and STEM. You won’t find better resources to keep your kids learning and playing all year long. Fun ideas refreshed and updated for the new year. Click on images below.