Everyone is talking about STEAM this Fall. It’s a hot topic in Kindergarten classrooms everywhere. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math. These subjects might seem a bit complex for kindergartners, but it’s never too early to start building a foundation.
Your preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary children might not be ready to grasp coding or multiplication yet, but they can still have fun exploring STEM and STEAM skills through play.
Fall STEAM Activities for Kids
There are lots of amazing ways you can explore STEAM principles and build these important skills with your kindergarten learners this Fall.
Keep reading to learn more about the kinds of activities you and your kids can explore this season. Then, download your own free printable Fall STEAM activities checklist to keep your kiddos busy learning and exploring this season.
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STEM Questions for Little Scientists
Scientists ask questions. This Fall, you can encourage your kindergartners to explore science by first asking questions. Talk about the scientific method and how scientists use the method combined with some really great questions to learn about things. Explain that scientists don’t know everything, so they observe carefully and then ask questions about what they observe.
Here are some great Fall science questions to ask and explore with your kindergartners:
- Why do apples turn brown?
- Why do leaves change colors?
- What was the space race?
- Why do some animals hibernate?
- What do animals need to do to hibernate?
- What is a germ?
- How do germs spread?
Your little learners will have lots of fun finding the answers to these questions together this Fall. After you’ve asked the questions, set up an experiment to find the answer!
Science Experiments for Kindergartners
After observing and asking questions, scientists form a hypothesis. A hypothesis is an educated guess about what the answer will be. Tell your kindergarteners that you can do experiments to test your hypothesis to determine if you’re right or not.
I bet your little scientists will have some excellent experiment ideas for testing the Fall questions above!
Just in case you need some experiment idea help, check out some of the fun experiments you can do with your kindergartners in the classroom or at home this Fall!
- Dissect a pumpkin
- Dissolve candy corn
- Dissect an apple
- DIY ice cream in a bag
- Make an anti-gravity experiment
- Turn white flowers into different colors
All these fun ideas and more are included in the free STEAM activity printable you can download below, so don’t forget to print one out and get started learning and having fun today.
Fall Themed Art Activities
Science has certainly taught us many things, but we can learn a lot through art too. This Fall, you can explore art with your kindergartners through themed art experiments and projects.
Check out some of the exciting art projects you’ll find in this Fall STEAM activity list:
- Make art with leaves
- Make collages with objects in nature
- Photograph nature from different angles
Fall is the perfect season for getting outdoors, it’s not too hot or too cold. You can use this beautiful weather to explore the natural world with your kindergartners. It’s the perfect time to take a walk in the woods, observe the changing leaves, collect some natural objects, and take lots of pictures to be used in your art projects later.
You might be surprised by the things your children find beauty in (like mushrooms, acorns, and pebbles).
Fall STEM Activities
Kindergarten Engineering Activities
Engineering sounds a bit lofty for kindergarten, but there are plenty of fun ways to explore important engineering principles with your little learners this Fall.
Try some of the creative building projects for kids included in this STEAM activity list:
- Build a scarecrow
- Build structures with gummies and toothpicks
- Use bricks to build a bat cave
- Build a pulley
- Build a card tower strong enough to hold an apple
- Build a birdhouse
- Build a maze
- Build a skeleton
Don’t forget to share your building stories in the comments section! I love reading about how creative your kindergartners can be with these Fall STEAM adventures.
Fall Math Activities for Kindergartners
One really important part of STEAM learning is math. Many children find math challenging and tend to shy away from games or activities that involve lots of math skills. In this Fall STEAM checklist printable, I’ve included lots of really fun activities that are sure to interest all your kindergartners.
Check out the exciting math activities included in this printable list:
- Use perimeter and area to estimate the corn on a corn cob
- Compare sugar in various Fall candies
- Graph Halloween candy after trick or treating
- Make apple pie
- Clean coins
- Compare and contrast different types of wood
These math activities will help you explore important mathematical concepts like geometry, comparing and contrasting objects, measurement, money, and binary code with your kindergartners. The best part? It’s all done through Fall activities they’ll love, so they won’t even realize they’re doing math!
Get Technical This Fall
A Fall STEAM activity list wouldn’t be complete without some activities for exploring technology with your kindergarten class. Helping your kindergarten learners develop an appropriate understanding of technology is an essential part of learning these days. You can help children learn to explore and engage in fun and challenging activities with the use of technology.
Use these Fall tech fun activities to help your kindergartners begin to challenge themselves and understand technology better:
- Go stargazing
- Learn about the space race
- Build a water filter
- Write Fall words in binary code
Ready to get started with all these fun Fall STEAM activities for kindergartners? Then, download your own printable STEAM activity checklist below. I just know you’re going to have a great time and learn a lot about science, technology, engineering, art, and math with your kindergartners this Fall.
Don’t forget to share all the learning fun you’re having with your kindergartners this Fall in the comment section. I love reading about your learning journey. Got another STEAM activity that’s perfect for teaching kindergartners?
I’d love it if you share that with us in the comment section too.
FALL STEM ACTIVITIES FOR KINDERGARTEN
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