Make science fun and engaging with these STEM winter activities for kids. The best way to enjoy the winter season is to embrace it. Investigate and explore the beauty of winter with this amazing collection of winter STEM activities for kids.
The snow is falling. The wind chill is rattling the windows. Brrr.
Did you know that wintertime is the perfect time to get kids excited and interested in science? Yep, take advantage of those piles of snow, the snowflake, and those icy conditions. Get hands-on learning about chemistry, biology, engineering, and more. We’ve put together a list of awesome winter STEM activities for kids of all ages.
What is STEM?
If you aren’t familiar with the term STEM, it refers to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. So STEM activities involve one of these 4 areas of exploration. These activities will have your kids asking interesting questions and coming up with amazing observations and answers. Who is ready for a little winter learning?
What age group are these winter STEM activities for?
I’ve pulled together winter STEM activities for kindergarten kids through to STEM challenges for elementary school-aged kids. I will identify which activities are for which age group.
20+ Winter STEM Activities for Kids
Hot Chocolate Science is a delicious science experiment. Examining what temperature the water needs to be to make a mug of hot chocolate – from Creative Family Fun. Great for young learners – preschool winter STEM activity or kindergarten STEM activity.
Melting snowman baking soda science experiment from Little Bins for Little Hands. This activity is a simple hands-on winter STEM activity that will engage kindergarten-aged kids.
Engineer an igloo from marshmallows and toothpicks from Lemon Lime Adventures. This classic engineering activity is engaging for a wide range of kids. Perfect STEM activity for kindergarten and can be made more advanced for a winter STEM challenge for elementary kids.
Examine the impact of climate change on the polar bear’s icy habitat. Looking at the environmental impacts on our polar bears is a great winter STEM challenge for elementary kids.
Discover how arctic animals stay warm in the cold water with I Can Teach My Child. Another great hands-on science STEM activity for kids from kindergarten to older elementary students.
Rainy Day Mum explores why salt works to melt icy roadways. Exploring the impact of salt on our roads is an interesting winter STEM challenge for elementary kids.
Learn about animal hibernation with The Natural Homeschooler. An interesting hibernation STEM activity that is fun for preschoolers and kindergarten learners.
Make frost on your kitchen counter with Life With Moore Babies. A simple STEM activity for young learners and can launch the beginnings of further learning about frost and ice formation for a STEM elementary student
How do snowflakes form? Is snow simply frozen rain? Nope. Learn how snowflakes form and make your own. An engaging and active winter snow STEM activity for kids of all ages.
Little Bins for Little Hands shares how to make a snowstorm in a jar. How awesome is that? A creative winter snow STEM activity for kindergarten kids and preschoolers.
Here’s a great winter STEM challenge for elementary kids and older. Feel Good Teaching shares the snowman stretch challenge – how tall will your snowman grow?
A Little Pinch of Perfect shares a creative snow STEM activity for kids. Build a snowflake using geometric shapes – perfect winter STEM activity for elementary kids.
Head outside and make frozen bubbles in the winter from Fireflies and Mudpies. Kids of all ages will have fun with this winter STEM challenge.
Compare melting ice and snow with this simple experiment from Steam Powered Family. Explore melting ice and snow with this winter STEM activity for elementary-aged kids.
Arts & Crackers shares a fun melting snowman marshmallow in hot chocolate experiment. A winter STEM challenge for elementary kids that involves tracking and observation.
Craft Invaders teaches kids how to grow a snowflake in a jar. What a cool winter science activity!
Learn and have fun building an ice tower from dripping water with STEAMSational.
Don’t let a lack of snow stop you from building a snowman. Living Life and Learning shares a fun winter science experiment – who can build the tallest marshmallow snowman?!
JDaniel4’s Mom shares how to make a ski jumper and how you can have ski jumping competitions at home.
Here’s a fun and super simple winter science activity for kids of all ages. 123 Homeschool For Me shares how to use basic ingredients to make an exploding snowman.
Challenge your kids/students to build the best winter home for animals. Teaching Ideas has pulled together everything you need to explore this winter engineering challenge.
Which winter science experiment will you try first?
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