April is a time for bugs, rain, life cycles, babies and eggs, and a whole lot of spring-time fun! This April, try these April STEM challenges for elementary and bring some springtime flair to the classroom!
You don’t have to be a STEM expert to do these super fun April STEM activities. Try them out and if you like these, don’t miss the complete list of spring STEM activities or this list of STEM activities for elementary.
Keep reading to learn a little bit more about why we love doing seasonal STEM activities and to find the list of April STEM challenges that elementary kids will love!
April STEM Challenges Elementary Kids Will Love!
Try these fun April STEM projects with elementary kids and get those creative, STEM brains working! There are so many fun things to learn in Apri, and kids will have a blast with these!
If you don’t want to have to hunt down the instructions for each of these projects, get the April STEM pack!
What Are April STEM Activities?
If you need more info on what a STEM activity is, you can check out our guide on how to teach STEM at home or how to teach STEM in the classroom.
But in short, a STEM activity includes elements of science, technology, engineering (sometimes art), and math.
An April STEM activity is simply a STEM activity that has a spring-friendly theme, specifically for things that are fun to study in April, like plants, animals, life cycles, and weather!
What Do I Need for April STEM Challenges?
If you want to try these April STEM activities, you’ll want to have some of these supplies on hand.
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You can also use a lot of materials that you already have at home. Check out how to set up a STEM center at home here. You can also check out our complete list of recommended STEM supplies to stock at home or in the classroom.
Easy April STEM Activities for Elementary
Kids will have a blast making and doing these exiting April STEM challenges. Don’t forget to pick up your copy of these April STEM challenges!
Make your own recycled paper.
Test soil to determine which kind is best for growing seeds.
Make a 3D model of a butterfly.
Make a frog’s life cycle.
Design a new type of umbrella.
Make a walking rainbow.
Identify cloud types and make your own puff paint clouds.
More April Science Activities to Try
If you like the activities listed above, you may also want to try these other fun spring science experiments that you can do in April.
Make super soft and squishy bunny tail slime!
Make a rainbow density tower.
Create your own tornado in a jar!
Find out how trees breathe and make oxygen.
Discover the parts of a flower with a discovery tray.