Try these winter stem activities for 2nd grade with your second-grade classroom, after-school STEM class, homeschool group, or just for fun at home with your 7-9-year-olds! It gives a fun wintery twist to basic STEM activities for kids.
We love giving seasonal twists to STEM activities, which we think makes them more creative!
Second grade kiddos will have a lot of fun with these winter STEM activities for second grade.
KEep reading to find links to all of our favorite winter STEM activities for 2nd grade, but first, read a bit about why we are so passionate about seasonal STEM activities at STEAMsational!
Why Are Winter STEM Challenges for 2nd Grade Important?
Once kids hit second grade, things start to get real. They can read, they can write, and they can do basic math.
So what’s next?
The hard stuff (according to 2nd graders)!
2nd graders can understand a lot more than we often give them credit for, which is why I find that they often really enjoy STEM activities in this age group.
2nd graders are also able to start creating their own solutions and really putting the pieces of the scientific method and logic together, which is an important part of STEM education.
The wintery twist is just for fun, and to show kids how everything can be science!
Winter STEM Extensions for 2nd Grade
During winter, I like to do STEM activities that revolve around weather, ice, snow, patterns, seasons, and climate change.
There is almost no end to what you can do with these concepts as the base of your STEM activities!
Each activity pack comes with 8 complete lesson plans.
Winter STEM Supply List for Second Grade
Make sure your classroom or home is stocked with these winter STEM supplies before you plan your 2nd grade winter STEM activities!
If you need help setting up a STEM center, here is how to set up a STEM center at home.
The Mason Jar Scientist: 30 Jarring STEAM-Based ProjectsBall Regular Mouth Mason Jars with Lids and Bands, 16-Ounces (4-Pack)Crisco Pure Vegetable Oil, 32 OunceBarbasol Soothing Aloe Thick & Rich Shaving Cream 10 Oz (2 Pack)Alka-Seltzer PFY BXAS50 80659297 Antacid and Pain Relief Medicine, Two-Pack (Pack of 50)Kadaon 10X Handheld Magnifier Antique Mahogany Handle Magnifier Reading Magnifying Glass for Reading Book, Inspection, Coins, Insects, Rocks, Map, Crossword PuzzleBORAX 20 Mule Team Laundry Booster, Powder, 4 PoundsFine Ground Celtic Sea Salt – (1) 16 Ounce Resealable Bag of Nutritious, Classic Sea Salt, Great for Cooking, Baking, Pickling, Finishing and More, Pantry-Friendly, Gluten-FreeMcCormick Assorted Food Color, 1 Fl Oz (Pack of 1)Food Coloring – 12 Color Vibrant Cake Food Coloring Set for Baking, Decorating, Fondant and Cooking – Upgraded Liquid Concentrated Icing Food Color Dye for Slime Making, DIY Crafts – .25 fl. oz. Each30% Pure Vinegar – Home&Garden (1 Gallon)Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda, 5 lbArgo Corn Starch 16 oz. Box (Pack of 4)
Winter STEM for Second Grade
All of the activities on this list are STEM activities, with applicaitons in multiple STEM disciplines in each activity, but I’ve sorted them below by the main focus of the activity.
The winter math activity section has specific winter-themed math activities that are independent from the other winter STEM activities.
Winter Science Activities for 2nd Grade
Try these excellent winter science activities for 2nd graders!
2nd graders will love trying out these must-try ice experiments.
This oil and water experiment explores how temperature can change chemical reactions.
Make these super fast Borax Crystal Snowflakes in just a couple of hours.
2nd grade kids will love this science experiment that answers the question How Does Frost Form?
Winter Technology Activities for 2nd Grade
These winter STEM activities all have a technology twist!
Design a digital snow person and explore technology inside where it is warm!
Use Google Maps to Explore where its snowing right now in the world!
Design a new way to catch snowflakes to examine them up close without them melting.
Winter Engineering Activities for 2nd Grade
Engineering is a lot of fun when winter is the theme!
Did you know ice can form instantly? Here’s How to Make Instant Ice in 5 Seconds.
Become a weather engineer when you make a Snow Storm in a Jar.
Make your own version of a Homemade Snow Globe and learn about what makes a design good or bad.
2nd graders can make winter slime and explore the basics of design and product creation.
Winter Math Activities for 2nd Grade
2nd grade math is more fun when seasonal themes are envollved.
2nd graers will like trying this Winter mystery picture math challenge.
Teachers, relax and give your 2nd grade class this set of No-prep winter math.
If you are sending a math packet home over the winter holiday, try this Winter holiday math packet.
Winter math fact families are a fun way for 2nd graders to explore fact families.
Winter STEM Activities by Grade Level
Try these winter STEM activities for each grade level! Share these links with teacher friends to help them out or send them home with your parents!
You’ll also enjoy these snow science experiments.