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. 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 project 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
Engineer a protective cover for a raw egg with Planet Smarty Pants
Build a solar oven an make a batch of smores from NASA’s Climate Kids
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
Experiment with freezing vinegar and baking soda with Inspiration Laboratories
Gather up some natural materials and learn about bouyancy with Teach Preschool‘s sink or float experiment
Keep cool and test your math skills with our water squirter math activity
Make a 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
Color Your Summer: Sidewalk Chalk for Kids | Child Led Life
Low Stress Summer Fun for Kids | Mama Smiles
Awesome Backyard Ideas for Summer | In The Playroom
Top tips for creating a Summer fairy garden | The Gingerbread House
100 Budget Friendly Summer Activities | Something 2 Offer
5 Amazingly Cool Summer Activities for Little Kids | Peakle Pie
How to Make Awesome Summer Juices for Kids | Witty Hoots
Ultimate Guide to Summer Sidewalk Chalk | Cutting Tiny Bites
Ideas for Summer drawings | Hodge Podge Craft
Summer Alphabet Relay Obstacle Course – Mom Inspired Life
Summer Lego Ice Rescue – Multicraftingmummy
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
Summer Fun Activities For Toddlers | Adventures of Adam
35 Beach & Ocean Themed Sensory Play Ideas | Golden Reflections Blog
20 Ideas for Summer Fun with Preschool Kids | Bare Feet on the Dashboard
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
Fun with Zoo Animals for Kids – My Bright Firefly
Summer Bubble Fun For Kids – Just Another Mom
Epic Light Table Ice Legos & More for Summer! – The Natural Homeschool
Summer Preschool Activities – Living Life and Learning
Free Summer Printables – Montessori Nature
Build a LEGO solar system in your living room
Use our insect investigation worksheet to learn about the bugs in your garden