Flying cupids, launching hearts, and so much more! Let’s kick off the season with a 14 Valentines Day STEM challenges countdown. Valentines Day STEM activities are simple twists on everyday STEM activities. Adding hearts, traditional holiday colors, or themed candies/supplies is great for young kids. Encourage a love of learning with holiday themed STEM activities.
14 DAYS OF VALENTINES DAY STEM ACTIVITIES COUNTDOWN
Bring STEM fun to your Valentine’s Day this year! It’s super easy to give classic STEM activities a holiday makeover when you add theme accessories and of course traditional colors. This season we have been all over setting up fun and easy to do Valentines Day STEM activities and science experiments to get your kids thinking!
WHAT IS STEM?
STEM takes science and builds in elements of technology, engineering, math, and sometimes even art. A good STEM activity will include at least two of these four pillars such as math and engineering or science and technology.
Amazingly, STEM activities perfect for young kids because it provides so many valuable life lessons and skills such as observational skills, critical thinking skills, and design skills. It also provides a much needed dose of failure before success. Perseverance and patience.
WHY VALENTINES DAY STEM ACTIVITIES?
You can keep STEM activities fresh all year long by adding fun themes along the way. Adding theme colors and accessories just allows your kids to practice the basic concepts one more time but with a little twist. I have always found that kids love these little twists.
We do love holidays around here, and if you are into them too, these Valentines Day STEM activities will be a big hit. One day my son may not care about themed activities as much, so I am going to enjoy these days while I have them.
Below you will find a mix of classic experiments, activities, and challenges that have been recreated with a Valentine’s Day theme. We are also adding a few new things like playing around with our Squishy Circuits!
I have planned 14+ Valentines Day STEM activities to keep you and me busy this Winter. We will be learning and playing along side of you.
I will list the general supplies needed for each activity to get you prepared. You could even start our countdown STEM activities with a themed Tinker Tray.
In addition I have the following Valentine’s Day resources if you need more ideas for planning or want to trade out ideas! Click on red links.
You can check out more slime ideas, bubble science, potion mixing, crystal growing, exothermic relations, oil and water density, and so much more!
We have some super fun physics activities for Valentines Day this season exploring laws of motion, simple machines, buoyancy, and electricity!
OUR BEST 14 DAYS OF VALENTINES DAY STEM ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS!
FREE 15 Printable Valentine’s Day Challenge Cards!
GATHER YOUR VALENTINES DAY STEM SUPPLIES
Have fun with these ideas. Move the calendar around to suit your needs. Pick just a few to enjoy or try each one! It’s up to you how many you try.
The materials are inexpensive overall. You may already have some in the cupboards. The craft store, dollar store, and grocery store have everything you need. Some of the purchased materials can even be saved and reused for different activities.
Click on the highlighted links in the day’s description to see the Valentines Day STEM activities in action. Also check out our chemistry and physics collections for alternative ideas!
Day 1: Flying Cupids
A super fun physics activity with a Valentine’s Day theme!
Day 2: Valentine’s Day Slime
We have amazing Valentine’s Day slime activities to share with you using some of our favorite and easy to make slime recipes. Fluffy slime, saline slime, floam slime, and more!
Day 3: LEGO Marble Heart Maze
A base plate, LEGO bricks, and a marble! Don’t have LEGO? Try a box top, straws, and tape! Additionally, we have LEGO hearts to build too!
Day 4: Valentine’s Day STEM Activities: Heart Cup Tower Challenge
All you need our these mini red ups and cardboard pieces! Bonus challenge, try a larger version!
Styrofoam or wood. Small finishing nails, loom bands or small rubber bands.
So easy! Computer paper, drinking straws, markers, and tape! No mess!
Day 6: Dissolving Candy Hearts
Explore solubility with Valentine’s Day candy! Free printable too!
Day 7: HEART LAUNCHER
Day 8: Squishy Circuits Light Up hearts
The is the most expensive activity on the list as you would need to purchase the squishy circuits kit. It will also require ingredients to make play doughs but you may already have them on hand.
UPDATE: Super fun. I made our reactive play dough pink and used cookie cutters to make thick hearts for the circuits. We ran through the different activities that the website lists on the kit. The pictures from my phone aren’t too great! My son and husband had a great time with the whole kit.
Jelly beans, gumdops, or marshmallows and tooth picks. What can you build? A bridge, a tower, geometric shapes, an abstract sculpture! Check out all the ways you can build structures here!
Day 10: Valentine’s Day Computer Coding
We have been playing around with the binary alphabet to check out coding without a computer. Grab some pipe cleaners and beads or even a LEGO baseplate and small LEGO bricks for this idea.
Day 11: Make a Love Bot
If you don’t want to build a motorized robot, check out our Build a Recycled Robot activity with free printable droid designs. You could also make a LEGO robot in themed colors!
Day 12: Color Changing Flower Science
White flowers, jars, food coloring, and water. A classic!
Day 13: Magnetic Heart Sculptures
Wire, pipe cleaners, beads, small washers,nuts, and bolts. Use piece of styrofoam for a base.
Day 14: Candy Science
Chocolate science for checking out this physical change that is reversible. Fun and edible chemistry for kids! Make sure to grab some sprinkles too! Make your own chocolates for Valentine’s Day!
We hope you have found some awesome new Valentines Day STEM activities to try this month! We absolutely love holiday theme STEM and Science and hope you will follow along all year long. Subscribe!
AWESOME VALENTINES DAY STEM ACTIVITIES!
Give science for Valentine’s Day instead of candy! We have all kinds of free printable science cards, and we show you what to pair them with too!
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