When you hear the acronym STEM, what do you think about? Does it stress you out? Make you feel like it’s something you couldn’t possibly do with your kids? On the contrary! STEM is science, technology, engineering and math. The exact activities that allow children to be hands on while learning in an engaging fashion. We have found some of our favorite Preschool STEM Activities that are fun, easy to set up and help kids learn all different things!
Preschool STEM Activities
Science For Preschoolers
Science is easily perceived as real life magic. We put a few things together and the reaction is like no other. These science experiments are full of color, excitement, reaction and more.
To kids, science seems incredibly magical. This Surprise Color Fizz is magical and incredibly colorful!
Science doesn’t have to be a bunch of ingredients that you haven’t heard of before. You may have the perfect supplies right in your kitchen!
Did you know ooblek is a fantastic science activity that also incorporates sensory. Kids LOVE it!
Most of us have made volcanoes before, mixed a few things and watched them erupt. This Sand Volcano takes volcano eruptions to the next level!
Shadows only exist because of sunshine. This body shadows activity is perfect for mixing science, human body and art all together!
Even if you don’t have a garden, you can still plant seeds with your preschooler and watch it grow! This seed in a cup technique is absolutely fascinating!
Technology is all around us, in so many things that we do on a daily, even hourly basis. While there are many apps, games and shows that can teach our kids – we want more from technology. These ideas are fantastic for incorporating technology without using it solely for screen time.
So often this world uses technology to watch movies that other people have created, why not create your own? These Stop Action movies are so fun!
This rebuilding blocks activity is so much fun and once you have taken the pictures your kids can remake and recreate for hours! This could easily be done with LEGOs too!
QR Codes are a fun newer technology that can make using technology as the tool for a game perfectly fun and so easy to set up!
Did you know coins can be the center of a homemade battery? With a little technology and a stack of loot, you can easily turn powerful!
Did you know fruit can carry a current? This Fruit Stand Circuits activity can teach your kids all about circuits in a super ‘sweet’ way!
Engineering can sometimes be thought of as something way more than we can integrate into teaching our kids. It is absolutely not, though. We can show our kids how fun it can be to create our own structures, vehicles, and more. These engineering activities are beyond fun and the results are glorious!
Rockets are fascinating, aren’t they? Kids will be ecstatic that they can make their own pop rockets and watch them fly through the sky!
Weather is all around us and something that preschoolers like learning about. Making a Weathervane is a perfect way to help kids understand wind.
Do your kids love roller coasters? This tutorial shows how you can build your own!
Balance is an important part of engineering! This balancing robot can show kids just how important it is!
My kids are always fascinated with water fountains, are yours? With this project they can make their own!!
Math is a part of everything. Cooking, drawing, crafting, shopping and so much more. There are many techniques that we don’t learn until we are older but they all start with the basics. These basics can be so fun to teach with hands on activities like these.
Shapes are all over, everything is made from one shape or another. Take this activity and go on a shape hunt. Kids will love it!
Do your kids like Pete The Cat? Combine literacy and math with this Subtraction Math Game!
Counting to 100 is a momentous step in a child’s math career. These 100’s Chart Puzzle are a fun way to encourage learning while having fun!
This is a DIY Math Game that can help kids learn all about money.
Counting is important but doesn’t have to be monotonous. These sticker counting cards are so cool and can be used over and over.