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Brilliant Fall STEM Activities that Will Make You the Hero of Your Classroom

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Have you heard? Fall STEM activities are back! These fall STEAM activities are the perfect way to start bringing a hands-on element back to the STEM classroom!

But you can do these fall STEM projects at home as well!

Make STEM fun with these fall STEM activities for early elementary. Kids will love these creative science, technology, engineering, and math projects!

And check out this list of fall science experiments for kindergarten!

What is a Fall STEM Activity?

STEM activities (activities that mix elements of science, technology, engineering, and math) are becoming mandatory for schools, even down at the kindergarten and preschool level.

If you’re scratching your head about how you can add more STEM to your school day, these fun fall STEM activities will not only delight your kids, but they will also bring a little bit of fall into the classroom!

Instead of just wishing you were out in the brilliant colors of fall, bring that brilliance indoors in the form of fall STEM projects that kids will love.

Each of these activities is designed for kids between kindergarten and second grade. You may also like these fall STEM challenge cards!

Fall STEM Activities that Kids Will Love

Whether your teaching in a classroom, homeschooling, or just want to provide an educational activity for your own kids, these fall STEM activities are sure to please and might just become the highlight of the season.

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Fall Science Experiments

Bring some science into your fall. These hands-on fall science experiments are perfect for elementary kids.

Kick off the fall season with this super fun fluffy apple slime! Kids will love combining science and sensory experiences in this STEM activity.

Make Fluffy Apple Slime!

This Glittery Fall Leaf Slime is a fun twist on regular slime recipes.

Make Salt Crystal Feathers and Salt Crystal Apples!

Use pencils and try the classic Leak Proof Bag Science Experiment.

Kids will love this super easy Bending Pencil Experiment.

Learn how to make large salt crystals in the Salt Crystal Pumpkins.

What colors are hiding in fall leaves? Find out in the Fall Leaf Chromatography  experiment.

This leaf chromatography STEM activity shows just how many hidden colors there are in fall leaves! Your kids will have a blast with this one!

Fall Technology Activities

Don’t be scared of technology, these fall technology activities are a blast!

These Preschool Pumpkin STEM Activities will keep preschoolers happy!

Make a Pumpkin Brush Bot as a fun engineering challenge!

Try these other Fall STEAM Challenges (and get the challenge cards with even more ideas!).

Fall Engineering Projects

Little engineers will love these projects!

See if you can use apples as a building material in the Apple Stack Engineering activity.

Try the Turkey Egg Drop Engineering Project for a fun fall twist on a classic STEM activity.

These Thanksgiving Engineering Activities are all perfect for November!

Fall Math Activities

Make math fun with these hands-on fall math activities.

This fall leaves number match game is the perfect math center activity for fall. This hands-on preschool math activity is perfect for the classroom or home!

Kindergarten and preschool kids will love the Leaf Number Match game!

Kids up to age 8 will have fun with the Apple Number Match game.

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