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Valentine’s STEM Activities for 4th Grade

Today, I’m celebrating the fourth grade with these Valentine STEM activities for 4th grade! It doesn’t get much more fun in the classroom than when kids are doing hands-on Valentines STEM activities. I love 4th graders. In 4th grade, kids are mostly independent, but they don’t have that tween and teen know-it-all spirit that can …

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Printable Punny Chemistry Valentines for Kids

On Valentine’s Day, most parents of schoolchildren are frantically searching the stores for classroom valentines. I’m a bit of a sucker for any sort of pun, but since we love STEM so much in this house, we are particular fans of all of these Valentines STEM activities. But if you’ve forgotten to pick up a …

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Valentine’s Day Conversation Hearts Math

Math can be fun even on Valentine’s Day when you bring Valentines STEM activities into the mix. It’s super fun to use conversation hearts as manipulatives for Valentine’s Day. We call this Valentine’s Day math! We always buy conversation hearts around Valentine’s Day, but to be honest, we don’t really like to eat them as …

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How to Make Slime with Baking Soda- Just 2 Ingredients!

Slime-making is one of my kids’ favorite activities. They love the stretchy, gooey fun that slime provides. Today, we are teaching you how to make slime with baking soda. Follow along with this easy tutorial for how to make slime using baking soda that is the perfect borax-free slime recipe and a super easy slime …

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Build-a-Heart Pattern Block STEM Challenge for Preschool

This Valentine’s Day, I decided to create a Valentine’s Day pattern block STEM challenge for my kids. In this version of our Valentines STEM activities, I asked my kids to make as many heart shapes as they could using pattern blocks. Even though the challenge sounds easy, once you start working with the pieces, you …

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What is a Chemical Reaction for Kids?

There are a lot of super fun chemistry experiments that kids of all ages can try, but after the reaction takes place, do your students really understand what happened? Often, kids don’t quite understand how chemical reactions work. This can create confusion as kids grow up and start learning more about chemistry and chemical reactions …

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