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20 Engaging and Fun Spring STEM Challenges for Kids

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Who else just loves doing spring STEM activities? One of my favorite things ever is to do spring-themed activities and projects with children. They are always so interested to learn about the world.

In this list of spring STEM challenges for kids, you’ll find some of our very favorite spring STEM activity ideas for kids of all ages.

In this list of spring STEM challenges for kids, you'll find some of our very favorite spring STEM activity ideas for kids of all ages.

Keep reading to get to the list of ideas, but first, check out a few things to make your STEM activities for kids easier!

Engaging Spring STEM Challenges that Will Bring Spring to Life!

If you are teaching or mentoring a child in any way, try some of these spring STEM challenges! It’s a wonderful way to bring STEM to life and encourage a lifelong love of science.

What You Need to Teach STEM to Kids

We like to keep things light and fun in the preschool STEM classroom! Here are some of our favorite Amazon affiliate links for STEM supplies.

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Of course, you’ll also want to take a look at our elementary STEM challenge cards! They are super fun to use in STEM bins or as STEM idea sparks! Go here to learn how to set up a STEM center.

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We also have a set of preschool challenge cards for the preschool set!

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Fun and Engaging Spring STEM Challenges for Kids

Spring STEM challenges to shake off the winter blues and celebrate the return of flowers, rainbows, and baby animals! Low-prep ideas for teachers, daycare workers, and parents!

If you are teaching or mentoring a child in any way, try some of these spring STEM challenges! It's a wonderful way to bring STEM to life and encourage a lifelong love of science.

Learning about Flowers is a lot of fun when you examine flowers around the world!

Make a rainbow with this Color Changing Flowers Experiment.

Kids will have a blast making this 3D Butterfly Life Cycle Science Project.

And of course, we can’t forget the bees! Try this 3D Life Cycle of a Bee Activity for Kids.

Another fun life cycle activity that comes with a worksheet! Apple Tree Life Cycle Worksheet.

Try to recreate a treat life cycle from LEGO in this Life Cycle Earth Day LEGO Challenge.

Kids will have a blast trying out this Egg Shell Garden Science Project.

Teach children how plants grow and what they need to survive in this Seed Germination Experiment.

When it comes to math, nothing is more fun than this Watermelon Seed Spitting Math Game!

Kids love clip cards, and these Strawberry Math Clip Cards are just adorable!

The tornado in a jar science experiment with be a hit with kids of all ages.

Show children How to Make a Cloud in a Jar and learn about the water cycle!

Continue the weather theme by making these Puffy Paint Types of Clouds for Kids!

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