Summer STEM Activities
Looking for some fun summer STEM activities? Look no further!
I’ve got a bunch of great ideas to keep the kids entertained and learning all summer long. From making dancing worms to building water walls, I’ve got you covered.
These activities are not only educational but also lots of fun. Perfect for the summer so kids will love them!
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Summer STEM Activities
Summer is the perfect time to keep your kids’ brains active with some hands-on STEM activities. There are plenty of fun and easy projects that will help your kids learn about science, technology, engineering and math, in this amazing list.
These STEM activities can be done using items that you probably already have around the house so they are either free or cheap, but they sure are fun and educational.
So get ready to have some fun in the sun with these Summer STEM activities!
If you need more, check my bigger list of Fun Summer Activities for Kids.
Recommended STEM books
Need more STEM ideas? Grab one of these amazing STEM activity books to give your child more ideas on things to build from household items.
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Recommended Summer Kits for Kids
Try these cool activity kits with your kids this summer season. Get in a crafty mood making colorful sea creatures with this Kids Sea the Fun Craft Kit or have an awesome science experiment, fun pool play, or just an exciting bath time with these Ice Cream Bath Bombs.
Summer STEM Activities
This list of STEM Activities is great for the summer season. Kids can spend the summer learning while still having fun.
Magic Skittles Experiment
This colorful STEM Activity will blow your kid's mind. It's easy and super fun!
Ice Fishing Experiment for Kids
It's a cool way to keep your child busy and learning this summer.
Dancing Worms Activity
Watch how these gummy worms dance in this easy and simple experiment.
Exciting Exploding Tea Party
Learn how to add excitement to your usual tea party this summer.
How to Make Super Bubbles
Go outside and try this super bubble recipe with your kid.
Cool Pop Rocks Experiment
Try this cool experiment with your child and learn how pop rocks react with soda. This is a great opportunity to talk about chemical reactions. All you need is pop rocks candy, soda, balloons, and a funnel, and you’re ready for this DIY homeschool experiment.
Easy Peppermint Science Experiment
See what happens when peppermint candy is placed in water.
How to Make a Glitter Jar
This simple stem activity is a great way to catch a preschooler's attention. It's also a great activity for a child with ADHD or Autism.
Popsicle Stick Catapult
A simple activity to do at home for kids who loves catapults.
Color Mixing Art Flower Activity for Preschool Artists
Teach your kids about color mixing with this color mixing art flower activity.
Ocean Layer Liquid Density Experiment
Discover the different layers of the ocean and their density with this fun experiment.
DIY Water Wall For Summer STEM
Watch how kids have fun with this fascinating water wall that kids will love.
Pool Noodle Marble Run STEM Activity
Marble runs are fun and exciting. Let your kids make their own with cheap but great material.
Rising Water Experiment
This one requires a little bit more adult supervision, but it’s a great way to teach kids about how temperature affects the air and water in an enclosed space. Plus, they’ll be thrilled when they see how water rises inside the glass.
The Summer Box
A box full of surprise activity kits for kids to do all summer.
Egg Drop Project
This is a popular activity that will let kids think of ways to engineer the best protection for an egg. Check this out for ideas on how to do this activity.
Cork Raft Challenge for Kids
Another way to enjoy the summer season is to do some challenges. This one is a raft-making challenge using recyclables like wine corks and cardboards.
Sink or Float: an exploration with nature
This sink or float activity let kids explore nature first to gather some items like rocks, leaves, and flowers. Perfect summer activity.
Pool Noodle Abacus
A smart way to use pool noodles. Comes with great fun and learning, too.
So how many STEM activities from the list do you want to try with your kids? Aren’t they all fun and exciting? They’re all perfect for your summer homeschool lessons!
More Summer Activities
Add these other summer worksheets and printables to these summer ideas.
Summer Counting Cards and Puzzles
Ice Cream Letter Puzzle Printables
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