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, […]

STEM Challenge for Kids: Build a Shelter from the Sun and Test it with UV-Sensitive Beads

In this fun STEM activity for kids, children will design and build a structure to protect an animal craft (made from UV-senstive beads) from the sun. If the beaded animal changes color, students know the shelter did not work and have the opportunity to make improvements. This design challenge is a wonderful hands-on science and […]

STEM for Kids: Egg Drop Project

Have you tried the egg drop project yet? This was our 4th year in a row taking part this super fun STEM activity for kids! Check out how to do it with your children or students, and be sure to print out our two free printable recording sheets. Follow our STEM and STEAM Activities for […]

STEM Challenge for Kids: Build a Hexbug Maze Using Straws

In this STEM challenge, kids will create a Hexbug maze using straws, tape, and posterboard! It’s a super easy STEM activity to set up and gives children the opportunity to plan, build, and problem solve. Follow our STEM and STEAM Activities for Kids Pinterest board!   In my most recent science class for first grade and second […]

Rainbow Science: Creating Light Patterns with a CD

We love rainbow science, and this STEAM / STEM light activity using a blank CD and paper is a really fun one! Not only will kids create rainbow reflections with the CD, but they’ll use paper to alter the patterns of the light. Follow our Science for Kids and STEM for Kids Pinterest boards!   […]

STEM Activity for Kids: Popsicle Stick Catapults

Recently the kids and I made popsicle stick catapults from Asia Citro’s newest book, The Curious Kid’s Science Book. The craft stick catapults were super fun and a great learning experience for both my preschooler and 2nd grader! And, after reading through The Curious Kid’s Science Book, we’ve got many more science activities we can’t […]

8 Unique Magna-Tiles Ideas

Do you already own a set of Magna-Tiles, or are you wondering what they’re all about? Here’s a brief overview of why we are in love with our Magna-Tiles, as well as a collection of 8 unique  Magna-Tiles ideas! Follow Buggy and Buddy on Pinterest!   (This post is not sponsored, I just wanted to share […]

Egg Drop Challenge 2015

Here’s one of my kids’ and students’ absolute favorite STEM challenge: an egg drop challenge! In this post you’ll see some egg contraptions from this year’s egg drop project, as well as some free printable recording sheets to use in the classroom. Be sure to also check out the links to past egg drop challenges! Follow our […]