Many of our children are suddenly spending all their time at home. Keeping them happy and occupied can be a challenge. But, it can be even more challenging to ensure that our children are also actively learning during this extended time away from school.
These fun STEM activities use only common household items that you probably already have laying around the house. These fun, educational activities will not only keep your kids happy and busy, but they will also help them continue to actively learning while they create, solve problems, and play.
You can also check out this list of 50+ activities for kids that use only common household items- you’ll find all kinds of creative activities and crafts to keep your kids occupied.
These fun and educational STEM activities will keep your kids busy while they play and learn. All the STEM activities in this list use only household items that you probably already have laying around your house. No need for a trip to the store in order to keep your kids active and learning while at home.
These are not your traditional Paper Plane in that you DO need scissors, tape and most importantly a straw, but they are a fun simple science activity. As you can easily turn this circle paper plane how to into an exploration…. the best thing about these planes however, is that they fly really well and in nice straight lines.. making them great for a game of catch (a bit like frisbees).
Take part in a super fun STEM activity using recyclables and other basic materials in this mystery bag STEMbuilding challengewith free printable STEM challenge cards! Kids will receive a bag of mystery items and then use those materials to complete a design challenge.
DIY Straw Rockets is a fun STEM activity that is fun for kids of all ages. Not only is it educational, but it's an easy project that is very approachable for the beginner crafter, and even younger kids who aren't in school yet!
Try this fun idea for teaching young children the importance of washing hands with soap.. For this simple science at home activity, all you need is a plate or dish, water, some grounded dry herbs/ spice.
This activity is great for STEM practice, practicing fine motor skills and more. Young children will love using droppers and watching as the sugar cubes change color. They can then use the colored sugar cubes to build towers and make letters and shapes as they do this cool science project.
Have you ever sung along to Little Miss Muffet, and wondered what ‘curds and whey’ are? Well, good news! Here’s an easy curds and whey recipe you can make at home with the kids, and it doubles as a fun edible science experiment – yay!
Sidewalk paint rockets, colored carnations, fizzy water, bobbing raisins, balloon rockets and more! This collection of easy science experiments for kids is a great way to spark curiosity and creativity.