Winter STEM Activities
As a homeschool mom, you might be looking for some winter STEM activities to keep your kids engaged and learning during the colder months. Not to worry, we’ve got you covered!
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. These winter activities will get your kids using all four of those skills! Not only are they educational, but they’re also a lot of fun! Keep reading to see the list of STEM activities that are perfect for winter!
Looking for more? Check out these fun STEM Activities for Kids.
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Winter Facts for Kids
Winter is a fun time of year for kids, but it’s also a great time to learn about the weather and how it affects the Earth. Here are some fascinating facts about winter that your kids might not know:
- Winter is the coldest season of the year. This is because the Earth’s tilt causes the North Pole to be further away from the sun in December than it is in June. As a result, the Northern Hemisphere receives less direct sunlight, leading to cooler temperatures.
- Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, but air can get much colder than that. In fact, the coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth was minus 128.6 degrees Fahrenheit in Antarctica!
- Snowflakes are each unique, and no two are exactly alike! Snowflakes form when water vapor in the air cools and condenses into ice crystals. As more ice crystals attach to the snowflake, it grows larger and starts to look like the flakes we see falling from the sky.
For more fun activities to do this winter, make certain to see my list of Winter Activities for Kids.
Recommended Winter Books for Kids
If you are looking for a good book to read with your child during the winter, we have some great recommendations for you.
The Snowy DayGoodbye Autumn, Hello WinterTen Sparkly SnowflakesThe Biggest Snowman EverOver and Under the SnowThe Giving Snowman: A Children’s Bedtime Story about Gratitude
Recommended Winter Activity Kits
Do you want a fun math practice? Grab this winter color by addition printable and let kids improve their math skills this season with a touch of creativity.
Math doesn’t have to be a bore. Try these Winter addition cards and bring the spirit of winter indoors while you stay warm and snuggly.
This very cute playdough kit features a melted snowman that kids can rebuild. Kids will love it!
Winter STEM Activities
Are you looking for fun ways for your kids to enjoy the winter months? These winter STEM activities are perfect to keep them learning and entertained.
Galaxy Snow Mixing Activity
Let kids have a colorful and fun activity to do while they play in the snow. You can talk about the galaxy, too!
Fizzy Snowman Science Experiment
This fizzy snowman will be a fun activity if you want your kids to study about chemical reactions.
Winter Magic Milk Experiment
Try this fascinating experiment this winter. Kids will love it!
Snowy Winter Slime Recipe
If your child loves to play with slime, this DIY slime recipe is perfect for winter.
Ice Cream in a Bag Science Experiment- Icy Science Fun!
Make a delicious dessert and talk about how salt affects the melting point of the ice.
How to Make Frost in a Jar- Learn How Frost Forms!
Talk about how frost forms while doing this frost-in-a-jar activity.
How to Do a Melting Ice Science Project with Salt
Kids will have so much fun observing the ice melt with the help of salt. This time it will be fun and colorful!
Winter STEAM for Kids: Fraction Snowflakes
Learn about fractions with this winter fraction snowflakes activity.
DIY Geoboard Snowflake STEM Activity for Kids
This is a fun activity for kids to use their imagination and create their snowflakes. There's so much to do with this geoboard.
Melting Snowman Experiment
Your little one will enjoy molding and watching how these cute snowmen melt.
Borax Crystal Snowman | Winter Science Craft
This snowman is so pretty with all those crystals! Teach your kids how to make this borax crystal snowman. They will love it!
Simple Machine Science: Launching Ping Pong Balls with a Lever
Your child will love making this simple machine. The snowman themed ping pong balls are so cute too!
Snow and Water Science Experiment
Kids are also curious about what will happen if they pour water into a cup of snow. Then what if you prepare three different temperatures? Will you come up with different results too?
Science Experiment: How Snowshoes Work
Discover the science of snowshoes and how they help to navigate in the snow.
These are just a few of the many great winter STEM activities that you can do with your kids at home! So hurry up and prepare for some quality family time while you enjoy one (or more) of these STEM activities.
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