STEM Activities That Make Learning Fun


As homeschool moms, we’re always looking for activities that make learning fun and exciting. A great way to help make that happen is to incorporate hands-on activities into your routine. That’s where STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is the perfect addition to your homeschool.

STEM ACTIVITIES THAT MAKE LEARNING FUN

STEM adds so many benefits, such as igniting curiosity and critical thinking and creating a love for learning. These engaging STEM activities are the perfect addition for homeschoolers.

Kitchen Chemistry

Your kitchen is a great place to both learn how to cook and have a science lab! From creating homemade volcanoes with baking soda and vinegar to exploring the density of liquids with colorful layered solutions, there’s no shortage of fun and educational experiments to try.

Coding Adventures

Did you know that coding is a great way to develop computational skills, logic, sequencing and problem solving? Coding opens up an amazing world of interactive games and activities where these skills are formed and put to the test. Websites like MyTekLab are a great way for kids to learn coding concepts while designing their own games, animations, and stories.

Engineering Challenges

How can kids engineer, you ask? Building challenges are a great way to encourage problem-solving and collaboration. Building structures with everyday materials like LEGO bricks, toothpicks, marshmallows, cardboard, etc., is a great way to challenge your child. Whether they’re designing paper airplanes or crafting cardboard marble runs, these activities will help them critically think through each building challenge.

Nature Exploration

Step outside and take learning outdoors and explore the wonders of nature through scientific observation and exploration. Whether it’s identifying local plant species, observing animal behavior, or studying the properties of soil and rocks, nature offers endless opportunities for hands-on learning. Encourage your child to keep a nature journal where they can record their observations, sketches, and discoveries.

Math Games and Puzzles

Make math fun with engaging games and puzzles that help teach math in a playful way. From Sudoku and tangrams to math board games and card tricks, there are countless activities that challenge kids to think critically and apply their math skills in real-world contexts.

Robotics and Electronics

Robotics and electronics are a great way to develop valuable skills in engineering, logic, and problem-solving by building and programming simple robots and circuits. Starter kits like an electricity construction set, offer hands-on experiences where kids can learn about sensors, motors, and more as they assemble and code their creations.

Adding these engaging STEM activities into your homeschool curriculum is a great way to inspire both a lifelong love for learning and will equip them with the skills and knowledge to thrive in an ever-changing world.

Kimberly Steenbergen

About the author

Kimberly is a wife and homeschool mom of 3 and loves to help encourage moms to cultivate their homes with joyful intention through Biblical motherhood, homeschooling, artful homemaking on a dime, and family discipleship.

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