In this STEM activity series, all day every day is science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at Schooling a Monkey. We love STEM activities, and we are so excited to be sharing all of our STEM experiments and creative STEM activities for kids with you!
Monkey, Bo, and I had a blast making these experiments and learning more about the field of STEM.
We hope you enjoy this list of creative STEM activities for kids!
What are STEM Activities for Kids?
STEM is the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and how each specific subject is important and related to the others.
For example, you can’t really study chemistry without having a firm grasp on math. You can’t study engineering effectively without a firm base in science.
STEM studies are simply a way to incorporate a multi-disciplinary approach to learning. The STEM subjects are the cornerstone subjects for many modern careers and a strong basis in STEM will help children succeed throughout life by not only teaching them valuable skills but also by teaching them to think critically and logically about the world around them.
What Can Kids Learn Doing STEM Activities?
A STEM activity is about more than just the lessons in science, technology, engineering, and math.
A STEM activity, at the root, shows children how to problem solve in a logical, creative way.
Kids aren’t just doing science experiments, they are learning valuable skills they can take with them into any career. STEM activities for kids teach kids the following skills:
- Problem solving
- Choosing the right tools for a job
- How to work as a group
- How to apply creative thinking to technical problems
- Integrating several school subjects at once
- How to deal with failure
- Work ethic
- Data recording
The benefits of STEM education go far beyond just the lesson of the day.
31 Days of STEM Activities for Kids
Here is what you will find in our 31 days of STEM activities for kids series:
STEM Activity Ideas for Science
Fun and easy science experiments that illustrate the basics of chemistry and beyond!
You can’t be a kid and get away with not making a baking soda and vinegar volcano!
This classic borax slime is a wonderful science experiment on polymer chains.
Have you heard of non-Newtonian fluids? They are so much fun to play with in science class.
Learn about surface tension in this easy science experiment.
Did you know that it’s a scientific process that makes butter? Make your own and learn!
Turn a penny green and learn about erosion and much more!
Make these Epson salt crystals overnight!
The classic bread mold science experiment will inspire a new generation of children fascinated by gross things.
Make a tornado in a jar for science learning fun.
Try these easy science experiments and get those science wheels turning!
Quick and Easy STEM Activities for Technology
All children need to learn how to navigate the rapidly-changing world of technology. These posts make it a little easier!
Use these tips for keeping kids safe on phones and with technology.
A stop-motion video is a fun way to explore STEM!
Make a chessboard in Minecraft!
Use these tips to keep kids safe online.
These coding apps for kids will help teach programming from a young age.
These YouTube channels are educational and full of STEM learning!
Kids need to know how to safely use technology. Use this info to ensure they do!
STEM Ideas for Engineering
Engineering skills help children learn to be creative and solve specific problems set before them. Try these engineering for kids projects to boost your kids’ engineering skills!
Learn about aluminum foil and its mechanical properties.
Use cotton swabs as building materials! Can you build a bridge?
The classic egg drop engineering challenge offers a chance to build creative STEM and engineering skills.
Design the best flying paper airplane.
Build an airplane from egg crates and see if you can get it to fly!
Determine the strength of spaghetti when it is in one piece, then how strong it is when you add more pieces!
Try these fun engineering projects to boost engineering skills!
Simple STEM Projects for Math
These fun free math games and projects will keep your children having fun with math while preventing summer slide at the same time!
Use dice to practice multiplication skills.
Discover the learning side of Uno with this math-themed uno variation.
Make art out of fractions.
A Mobius strip is a fun math challenge for kids. It’s a single piece of paper, but it has more sides than it should!
Make learning about money easy with a play store. Print your own store printables to use!
These math apps will help kids learn math faster, easier, and with more fun!
If you prefer your math hands-on, then you’ll love these hands-on math projects for kids.