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15 Creative and Fun Mother’s Day STEM Activities for Kids!

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Sure, you could go to brunch on Mother’s Day, but what do you do with the rest of your day? Why not spend some active learning time with your kids by trying these Mother’s Day STEM activities!

Mother’s Day STEM should be bright, colorful, and fun for everyone involved, and you’ll find some of our favorite mother-child STEM activities to do on this list!

Sure, you could go to brunch on Mother's Day, but what do you do with the rest of your day? Why not spend some active learning time with your kids by trying these Mother's Day STEM activities!

What is the Benefit of STEM Activities for Mother’s Day?

Sometimes on Mother’s Day all I want is a nap, but this year, I’ve been working a lot more and so I haven’t seen the kiddos as much.

So for this Mother’s Day, I want to spend time with them doing what we all love- which is STEM activities for kids!

If you also love collecting sentimental things that your kids make for you, check out this list of kid-made Mother’s Day cards that you can make with your kids.

stem challenge worksheet

Supplies for Mothers Day STEM

Before starting your mother’s day STEM activities, make sure you have these supplies on hand!

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Mother’s Day STEM Activities to Do with Your Kids on Mother’s Day

To be a real STEM activity, you typically have to include more than one element of science, technology, engineering, and math. All of these activities qualify, but I’ve broken them down into what the biggest focus of the lesson is.

Mother's Day STEM should be bright, colorful, and fun for everyone involved, and these 15 STEM activities for Mother's Day do just that!

Mother’s Day Science Experiments

You can dye your very own custom colored flowers for mom with this color-changing flowers experiment.

No need to buy a flower, why not build a 3D parts of a flower model and learn at the same time!

If your mom loves butterflies, you’ll have fun doing the butterfly life cycle science project together.

Work together and make a sweet sugar rainbow density tower!

Mother’s Day Technology Activities

Squishy Circuits lesson plans

Learn about circuits with mom and create fun light-up animals, like this light-up unicorn horn craft!

This lesson pack teaches kids (and mom!) about different flowers around the world!

Kids can learn how to code a virtual Mother’s Day card!

Design a Mother’s Day card with music and animation using Tynker!

Use coding rules and teach an algorithm to write a poem for mom!

Mother’s Day Engineering Activities

Why not build a LEGO Mothers Day card?

Design a LEGO rainbow and give it to mom!

If you don’t want to hand write a card, why not make a scribblebot that can draw one for you?

Mother’s Day Math Activities

Kids will have fun with these mother-themed math activities.

Fill in this 100s chart and reveal a fun Mother’s Day surprise!

This Mother’s Day math center is all about mom!

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