Nothing is more fun than Halloween STEM! But you don’t have to wait until kids are in elementary school or middle school to start on the STEM-themed Halloween fun!
If you have toddlers, you can try these fun Halloween activities for toddlers and get them experimenting with STEM right from age two and up!
Kids who are two and three years old can learn a lot from exploring the world, and there is no time like Halloween to get started exploring the senses and science of spooky season!
All of the activities on this list are toddler-friendly and can be done with a toddler alone or in a classroom setting.
Easy and Fun Halloween Activities for Toddlers with a STEM Twist
Kids age two and three will love these not scary Halloween activities for toddlers! Keep reading to get a list of ideas, but first, check out why I love doing STEM with toddlers and make sure you have everything you need before you get started on your spooky festivities!
What is STEM for Toddlers?
Research shows that STEM activities are helpful for kids of all ages as it helps them perform better in every area of school and also helps them retain what they learn longer.
But even though toddlers are very young, they are little sponges and want to learn everything they can about anything!
Which makes it the perfect time to introduce them to the world through a STEM lens.
Toddlers can explore the sights, smells, tastes, feel, and sounds of Halloween for a full sensory experience that helps them learn about the world.
Using science and math terms while doing activities with toddlers and allowing them to build and design their own activities are the first beginnings to a lifelong love of STEM activities for kids!
What You Need for Toddler Halloween Activities
For the activities listed below, you’ll also want to have on hand:
- Elmer’s glue
- Liquid laundry starch
- Play dough
- Baking soda
- Plastic straws
- Soap coloring
- Craft supplies
- Science flasks/beakers
- Plastic jars
- Mason jars
- LEGO bricks
12 Easy STEM Halloween Activities for Toddlers
Practice gluing, building, and creating with the engineering challenge to create your own monster.
Build those pre-writing skills by poking pencils through this leakproof bag and make a brain in a bag!
Pick up sprinkles with tweezers and make this Halloween lava lamp.
Create your own Mad Scientist potion and learn about chemical reactions in a safe way this Halloween!
Toddlers will love playing in Glow in the Dark Oobleck!
Learn how to make Halloween monster eggs for a snack or for decoration!
This Halloween catapult is super fun and toddlers will love playing with it.
Toddlers will have a blast making Glow in the Dark Fluffy Slime!
Toddlers will love the imaginative play that goes along with these Halloween Shadow Puppets.
Design your own pumpkin with this fun 3D Pumpkin Craft! Even toddlers will love doing this activity.
Build a Cotton Swab Skeleton and learn about bones and the body this October.
Try these other Monster Science experiments! Toddlers will have a blast creating fun science activities around monsters and other spooky themes.