It is hard to believe summer vacation is only a handful of days away. Somehow summer always sneaks up on me. Both of my girls are home all summer long, so I am always on the hunt for great activities that will keep them engaged, learning and entertained. We’ve shared so many cool STEM activities for kids over the years, but this collection is extra cool. This summer we are hoping to have some fun with these great summer STEM activities for kids.
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What is STEM? That’s easy STEM stands for S=Science, T=Technology, E=Engineering and M=Math.
What are STEM activities? STEM activities are activities, games, challenges that connect learning to science, technology, engineering and math. Remember your school science fair project? That science project was a STEM activity.
The best thing about STEM activities – good STEM activities – is that they make learning fun. They are engaging projects that kids get excited about and at the end of the projects they have accomplished hands-on learning, that they will remember.
This collection is filled with fun summer camp STEM activities. Whether you’re looking for STEM activities at home or at a summer camp, these STEM challenges are perfect for kids of all ages.
Not sure if your kids will want to do any science activities this summer? Take a look at all these fabulous activities and you will understand why STEM is perfect for summertime fun.
20+ Summer STEM Challenges for Kids
A classic physics and engineer project – Buggy and Buddy shares an egg drop challenge for kids
Build a solar oven and make a batch of smores from I Can Teach My Child
Check out these cool summer constellation maps from Mr.Printables
Create an awesome cloud jar with Learn with Play at Home
Mix up a colourful lava lamp like Hands on As We Grow
Build a cork boat that can float a great distance with our cork boat challenge
There’s Just One Mommy teaches kids how to make sun prints – simple sun science
Not sure what time it is? Learn how to make a sundial with KC Edventures
Paging Fun Moms show us how to make a leak-proof plastic bag?!
Experiment with freezing vinegar and baking soda with Inspiration Laboratories
Gather up some natural materials and learn about buoyancy with Teach Preschool‘s sink or float experiment
Keep cool and test your math skills with our water squirter math activity
Make your very own bottle rocket with Science Sparks
How far can you launch something from your homemade catapult, inspired by Frugal Fun for Boys
Engineer a helicopter that can actually fly – like Mama Smiles
How tall can you build your marshmallow tower from Kids Activities Blog?
Happy Hooligans built an outdoor pool noodle abacus for the kids to learn and play with
Will your egg fry on the driveway with JDaniel4’s Mom
Learn about the life cycle of a frog with No Time for Flash Cards
Tinkerlab shows kids how to make simple stop-animation films
What will you use to excavate the LEGO dude from his ice block from Lemon Lime Adventures
There are so many more great summer activities to be found in the Welcome Summer blog hop. Take a moment to check out all the inspiring summertime fun ideas being shared.
Wet and Wonderful Summer Ideas for Kids | Powerful Mothering
Summer Flower Sensory Bin for Kids | Adventure in a Box
Summer nature art & craft ideas | Messy Little Monster
Summer acts of kindness for kids | Mum in the Mad House
Low Stress Summer Fun for Kids | Mama Smiles
Top tips for creating a Summer fairy garden | The Gingerbread House
How to Make Awesome Summer Juices for Kids | Witty Hoots
Ideas for Summer drawings | Hodge Podge Craft
Summer Alphabet Relay Obstacle Course – Mom Inspired Life
27 Simple Summer Science Experiments for Kids | Edventures with Kids
Summer Evenings – Family Fun Ideas with young kids | Rainy Day Mum
Celebrate Summer with Sun Crafts! | Artsy Momma
35 Beach & Ocean Themed Sensory Play Ideas | Golden Reflections Blog
10 Summer Snacks for Kids to Make – Fun-A-Day!
Quick and Easy Frozen Summer Watermelon Pop | Little Bins for Little Hands
Frozen Watermelon Cubes for Fruit Flavored Water | Little Bins for Little Hands
Summer Alphabet Activities– Growing Book by Book
Epic Light Table Ice Legos & More for Summer! – The Natural Homeschool
Summer Preschool Activities – Living Life and Learning
Build a LEGO solar system in your living room
Use our insect investigation worksheet to learn about the bugs in your garden