It’s time to explore Spring STEM activities for kids! We have just passed daylight savings and the hint of warmer weather is approaching! Spring is an excellent time of year to explore plants, weather, light, bugs, and more! It’s also a great time to think about take STEM outside. We have plenty of Science, technology, engineering, and math ideas perfect for Spring learning to share with you.
AWESOME SPRING STEM ACTIVITIES KIDS WILL LOVE!
These awesome spring STEM activities serve a range of kids from ages 3 to at least 9/10! Think preschool, kindergarten, early elementary and elementary age kids.
Most activities can be adapted to fit your kids’ unique interests, needs, and abilities with just a bit of tweaking. You can make all of these spring science and STEM activities work for you!
If you have kids who love to explore, discover, get dirty, create, tinker, and build, this is the STEM resource for you! However, if you are new to STEM or science, technology, engineering, and math, we have a few additional STEM resources you can check out just below.
Get an overview of STEM and how you can use STEM with your kids!
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Yes, you can start STEM in preschool and you would be amazed at how much you are probably already doing without knowing it.
This guide has so many resources! I had a group of awesome STEM ladies come together to share their thoughts on STEM for different ages, homeschooling, in the classroom, and so much more!
Let’s make STEM accessible for every kid! We show you how to gather cheap STEM supplies, set up simple STEM activities, and have tons of fun in the process.
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.
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We took STEM completely outside last summer!
PLANT SOMETHING FOR SPRING STEM
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.
At the bottom of this page, you will find some books and YouTube videos that talk about the growth of the seed.
Check out 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
OBSERVE SOMETHING FOR SPRING STEM
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 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 FOR SPRING STEM
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 FOR SPRING STEM
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.
Make it spring STEAM and add a bit of art with kaleidoscopes and light up bugs! Or create a hotel for our mighty insects! Most of all, try something new and have fun!
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 FOR SPRING STEM
Add some tech and learn about the life cycle of a flower with these top picks of YouTube videos.
READ SOME SPRING THEME 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!