25+ STEM Challenges for Kids: Child-Centered Projects Focused on Building

Here’s a collection of over 25 STEM challenges for kids focusing on building, engineering, and design. What I especially like about these specific STEM and STEAM activities are how open-ended they are and how they allow children to really take part with minimal adult assistance. Follow our STEM and STEAM Activities Pinterest board!     Not […]

Butterfly Life Cycle Paper Plate Craft

In this fun spring craft for kids, children will illustrate the butterfly life cycle right onto a paper plate. This post also contains a free printable template to help get you started! (This post contains affiliate links.) Follow our Spring Crafts and Learning Pinterest board!     *This post was originally published on March 12, 2015 and has […]

Science Projects with Cardboard Tubes

Here are over 20 science projects for kids using cardboard tubes! In this collection of STEM and STEAM activities for kids, you’ll find all kinds of creative ways to encourage scientific exploration using empty toilet paper rolls, empty paper towel rolls and other cardboard tubes. Follow our Science for Kids Pinterest board!     This […]

Easy Science Experiments for Kids: Gravity Activity with Paperclips

This easy science experiment is a fun way to demonstrate the concept of gravity to young children. You’ll just need a few supplies, including paperclips and magnets, to take part in this cool science activity! This activity correlates with NGSS: Disciplinary Core Idea PS2.B. Follow our Science for Kids Pinterest board!     Here’s a fun […]

STEAM Kids: 50+ Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math Activities

Ready for some STEAM inspiration? Our newest book, STEAM Kids, is here! You’ll find all kinds of science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities to instill a love of learning and creativity in your child or students! This post contains affiliate links.     STEAM Kids is full of over 50 science, technology, engineering, art, […]

Exploring the Science of Sound with Homemade Instruments

Make some homemade instruments and use them to explore the science of sound! These DIY music instruments make great STEM activities for kids. Follow our Science for Kids Pinterest board!     Making homemade instruments is always a hit with the kids, but what I especially love about these particular DIY musical instruments is they make […]

Cool Science for Kids: How to Make a Cartesian Diver

Classic cartesian divers always make one of the coolest science activities for kids! In this activity you’ll create your own cartesian diver using a pipette and learn how to make a transform your diver into squidy diver. Follow our Science for Kids Pinterest board!     I remember being so mesmerized by the cartesian diver science […]

Astronomy for Kids: Make Constellations Using DIY Magnetic LED Lights

In this astronomy for kids activity, children will use DIY magnetic LED lights to create different constellations on cookie sheets! This star science activity for kids is perfect to do at home or in the classroom. Follow our Science for Kids Pinterest board!     Kids love looking up at the night sky. The stars, moon, […]