I’m really excited about this brand new printable STEM Spring activities list! This printable is filled with all kinds of ideas for incorporating science, technology, engineering, and math in your learning adventures this Spring. Make them STEM challenges all season long or just pick out a few fun STEM activities to try out. Plus, all these activities can be done at home on a rainy day or in the classroom for extra learning fun with your students.
STEM Spring Activities
Most of these STEM activities can be done easily without lots of prep work or expense, so there’s no reason you can’t do the whole list with your kids this Spring. Ready to see what’s on the list?
Keep reading to explore all the STEM Spring activities on the list and my ideas for extending the learning with your kids this year.
Spring STEM Activity Ideas
The weather is getting warmer and it’s the perfect time of year to get outdoors and bring STEM learning activities and STEM challenges with you. Spring is the perfect time to explore plants, bugs, and the weather with your kids.
The science, technology, engineering, and math ideas on this printable list are perfect for getting outside and learning with STEM activities this Spring.
Spring Science Activities
Check out some of our favorites:
Create a Rainbow
Using items found in nature, create your very own colorful rainbow in this Spring STEM. Glue your rainbow to a paper or poster to share with others. It’s a great way to learn about all the different colors in nature.
Get ready to learn about chemical reactions with an old classic: baking soda and vinegar volcano. You probably have everything you need for this STEM activity in your kitchen, but don’t be afraid to embellish and make your exploding volcano as big as you can.
Use my garden journal for kids to plan a garden for your whole family to enjoy and learn this Spring. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to begin teaching your kids about the life cycle of a plant too.
Start a Vegetable Garden
Want to learn about where our food comes from? Ready to teach your kids about crop rotation and soil erosion? Older kids will love starting a vegetable garden as their STEM project this Spring.
Learn to press and dry flowers for creating beautiful natural art. Then, check out some fun flower process art projects you can use to explore these beautiful plants this Spring.
Nature Study & Nature Walks
Kids can learn a lot from getting outdoors to explore. Check out this nature study observation page for even more help exploring nature with your kids this Spring.
Spring is the perfect time to learn about the weather and understanding the water cycle is one way to do that. Have fun building a water cycle diorama together for an exciting STEM activity your kids will love.
Spring Hands on Activities
Build an Umbrella
How would you make your own umbrella? Planning is half the fun with this STEM Spring activity and project.
Collect rocks from your yard, nature walks, or different places in your community. Then, use your rocks to explore weight this Spring. Finally, paint them for a fun kindness rock collection you can share with others.
Remember kaleidoscopes? This Spring, you can help your kids build their own and learn all about engineering and light in the process.
Build Your Own Bouncy Balls
This fun STEM experiment is created with glue and imagination. When you’re done, have a bouncy ball contest to see which ball bounces the highest.
Make a Rain Stick
Rainsticks are soothing and musical, but they’re also a great way to learn about the rainforest and music too. You can make your very own rain stick with recycled materials. Get creative and have fun with this STEM project.
Have you ever made a battery with a lemon? What about a lime? Get ready to explore and learn about electricity with a fun STEM activity that involves making your own DIY batteries with citrus fruit. Try lots of different citrus fruits and see which one works the best.
Spring Learning Activities
Teaching kids about symmetry is an important early math concept. You can explore symmetry in the natural world by collecting leaves. Rip the leaves in half down the middle and glue one side to paper. Draw the other side using the rules of symmetry for a fun STEM project your kids will remember.
Light Pattern Box
Get ready to explore reflections and learn more about light with this STEM activity for kids. You can learn a lot and have lots of fun by building your very own lightbox this Spring.
Grass weaving has been used by many cultures for thousands of years. People are still weaving grass today! Try your hand at creating your own baskets with grass weaving this year.
It’s more than just an imaginary object from the world of Dr. Seuss. Learn about chemical reactions and explore different states of matter by making your own Oobleck to play with at home or in the classroom.
Ice Cream in a Bag
As the weather gets warmer, we all start to crave ice cream. Now, you can make your own! Get ready for some STEM learning fun as you make your very own ice cream by hand in snack bags.
Build a Kite
Spring is the right time to fly a kite! Have fun creating your own kites and learning to fly them with this fun STEM project.
Want more Spring STEM activities?
There are tons of other great ideas on this free printable STEM challenge list. Just download, print, and put it on the fridge or at your family command center.
You can do one fun Spring STEM every day or see how many you can complete in one day for tons of STEM learning fun with your kids. Either way, I hope this list has given you lots of ideas for having learning fun outdoors this Spring.
Free Spring STEM Activities Challenge for Kids
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Spring Activities for Kids
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