With Halloween fast approaching, you must be looking for fun and engaging ways to infuse the Halloween spirit into their children’s education. Halloween STEM activities are the perfect way to bridge the gap between spooky fun and educational learning.
You’re going to love this list of Halloween Activities for Kids so you better check this list out!
From science experiments to math challenges and engineering challenges, there are endless opportunities to explore this holiday with a STEM twist. I’ll take a look at some of the best STEM activities that you can include in your lesson plans this October.
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Fun Halloween Activities
If you’re looking for fun activities to go along with Halloween STEM activities for kids, here are some ideas:
Pumpkin Carving: Combine the creativity of carving pumpkins with a STEM twist. Encourage kids to design intricate patterns or create pumpkin structures using simple engineering principles.
Candy Experiments: Use Halloween candy as materials for science experiments, such as dissolving candy in different liquids, creating candy chromatography, or exploring the density of different candies.
>> See this Magic Skittles Experiment
Ghost Science: Light up a tea bag and watch it float from the change in air density.
>> See the Ghost Tea Bag Experiment
Halloween Sensory Bin: Explore all of your senses with a fun Halloween theme. Try this Jack O’ Lantern sensory bin for some spooky fun.
Recommended Halloween Books for Kids
Have fun this Halloween with any of these books your kids will love. Bring the spooky thrills indoors with a Halloween adventure before you head outside to trick or treat.
The Crayons Trick or TreatThe Halloween Tree: Build New Traditions with This Funny and Imaginative Holiday Book for Children (Halloween Gifts for Kids)Little Blue Truck’s HalloweenFroggy’s HalloweenThe Bad Seed Presents: The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky (The Food Group)Even Monsters Get Scared: Halloween books for kids Preschool (Picture Books – to Help Kid Overcome their Fears.) (Bedtime Picture Books for Preschool kids Book 5)
STEM activities focus on the skills and concepts across science, technology, engineering, and math.
These activities are designed to encourage problem-solving, critical thinking, and hands-on learning, while also being engaging and entertaining.
Halloween STEM activities put a fun spin on classic STEM concepts, using spooky themes and creative challenges to get your child excited about learning.
STEM activities can include designing and building a haunted house, creating a spooky sound machine, or experimenting with chemical reactions to make “witch’s brew” potions.
Recommended Halloween Activity Kits
These Halloween Preschool Worksheets are full of sweet treats, silly monsters, and learning fun.
Kids will love making cute Halloween-themed wreaths that they can hang as a decoration! This craft kit contains 8 pieces of wreath in four colours, orange, black, green, and purple.
Did you find a fun Halloween STEM activity to add to your Halloween lessons?
From classic activities like fizzing pumpkins to spooky ghost chromatography, there are endless opportunities for fun and learning during this spooky season.
So why not try adding some STEM activities into your homeschool this October? Your child will thank you for it!
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