It’s time to explore Spring STEM activities and plant science experiments 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 plant activities, weather experiments, light, bugs, and more! It’s also a great time to think about taking STEM outside with nature activities. We have plenty of science experiments perfect for Spring learning to share with you!
AWESOME SPRING STEM ACTIVITIES KIDS WILL LOVE!
WHAT STEM ACTIVITIES ARE GOOD FOR SPRING?
These awesome spring STEM activities below are great for a range of kids from ages 3 to at least 9 to 10! Think preschool, kindergarten, and elementary age kids.
Most spring STEM 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 STEM activities and plant experiments 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 below.
SCIENCE FOR YOUNG KIDS
Science activities and experiments, and STEM challenges are awesome for young kids! Kids are naturally curious and looking to explore, discover, check out, and experiment to find out why things do what they do, move as they move, or change as they change!
Our science activities are visually stimulating, hands-on, and sensory-rich for discovery and exploration of simple concepts for young learners! My son is 8 and we started around 3 years of age with simple science activities for kids. Here’s our very first experiment!
All our science activities and experiments are designed with you, the parent or teacher, in mind! Easy to set up, quick to do, most activities will take only 15 to 30 minutes to complete and are heaps of fun! Plus, our supplies lists usually contain only free or cheap materials you can source from home!
Looking for easy to print activities, and inexpensive problem-based challenges?
We have you covered…
SPRING STEM ACTIVITIES
I planned out a fun itinerary of Spring STEM activities for kids of multiple ages to do together for you below.
Spring is a great time to plant something and see how it grows. Make a greenhouse, an mini ecosystem, or just learn about the best plants to grow with kids.
Color changing flowers is a wonderfully simple plant experiment you can do with kids.
Watching flowers grow is an amazing science lesson for kids of all ages. This hands-on plant activity gives kids the opportunity to plant and grow their own flowers!
Growing seeds in eggshells is a neat way to engage preschoolers and show them the stages of seed growth!
Of course, when you plant something, you will end up observing it as well. This plant experiment is more about observing the process of growing as opposed to the end result.
We decided to try to regrow lettuce from the ends of our romaine hearts to see what would happen. Find out how to regrow lettuce from our simple steps.
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- Check out our own Spring and Summer Container Garden on our back porch!
- 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
Have fun with Spring weather activities too! Weather science can be pretty neat and spring is filled with all sorts of weather.
How are clouds formed? Make a cloud you can actually see and learn about the weather conditions that help form clouds? The kids will be amazed by this easy weather activity in a jar.
Identify clouds in the sky with your own homemade cloud viewer and our free cloud printable.
How are rainbows made? Is there a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow? While I can’t answer about the pot of gold, find out how light and water produce rainbows with this spring science activity for preschoolers.
Have you ever wondered how a tornado works or how does a tornado form? This simple tornado in a bottle weather activity explores how tornadoes spin. Learn about the weather conditions behind a tornado too!
The water cycle is important because it is how water gets to all the plants, animals and even us!! Here’s a different variation of the water cycle with this easy water cycle in a bag experiment.
TAKE STEM OUTDOORS
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. Or create a hotel for our mighty insects or bees. Most of all, try something new and have fun!
Learn how to create a kaleidoscope for STEAM. All you need are a few simple supplies!
Kids love pulleys and our homemade pulley system is sure to be a permanent fixture in your backyard this season. No matter what the weather, I bet kids will have fun with this DIY pulley all year long.
Make your own sun oven or solar cooker for melting s’mores. No campfire needed with this engineering classic! From shoe boxes to pizza boxes, the choice of materials is up to you.
A good breeze and a few materials are all you need to tackle this DIY Kite spring STEM project at home, with a group or in the classroom!
Build a simple bug house, bug hotel, insect hotel or whatever you want to call it for your backyard! Take science outside and explore the world of insects with a DIY insect hotel.
ALSO CHECK OUT: Bee Hotel
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- Make Circuit Bugs to explore technology this spring from Steam Powered Family.
- Make an Anemometer from Activity Mom