My oldest child (age 10) is obsessed with STEM activities. He has mentioned that he would LOVE to become a NASA engineer one day and I don’t doubt that he could do just that. I try to encourage his interests by providing STEM activities, books, games, and websites that would peak his curiosity and imagination. I have put together a list of STEM resources that we love and you will enjoy as well.
What Qualifies as STEM?
STEM is made up of any project, resource, lesson, or activity that centers around Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math. STEM usually involves hands-on, real-world, interactive & engaging work.
STEM Activities, Books, Games, and Websites For Kids
Engaging STEM Activities for Kids
This messy STEM activity is a favorite for kids of all ages!
(or in the snow!)
This is a great STEM activity to show your kiddos the stages of plant life!
Interactive STEM Books
Reading books related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math is a great addition to this STEM Activities list. Reading STEM books will allow your kids learn about other kids interested in STEM.
Anna, Kid Engineer– This book is our new favorite!! It is about a girl named Anna who is nervous about the annual science fair because her projects never turn out like the others kids’ work. As she tinkers & builds her project for the fair, she discovers that she is a kid engineer!
Art is added into this book for a STEAM approach to Mathematics.
This book also adds art to show how science and art are related.
This is a book about a girl named Ada who is imaginative & curious. She seeks answers to her questions through science and isn’t afraid of failure.
Read about a young girl who loves to invent interesting gizmos & gadgets. She learns that, even when her contraptions don’t work, she isn’t a failure unless she stops trying.
Use this project book with the Rosie Rever, Engineer story book!
This is the companion project book to Ada Twist, Scientist
All of the books in the “Academy” series are amazing! We own a few of these (Engineering, Scientists, and Vet) that we use in our homeschool. We also take relevant ones with us when we run errands…for example–> When we took our cat to the vet, we took the Vet Academy book for the kids to look at while we waited. These books provide interactive learning about real-life subjects & careers and we.love.them!
STEM Games & Toys
These games and toys are fun coupled with education. They make great STEM activities for your kids to do with you or on their own.
My son received a set of snap circuits from his grandparents and he will play with them for hours on end!
Brackitz Pulleys 77 PIece Set Educational Construction Set – Learning Toys & Building Blocks for Kids
Marble Runs are a favorite for my kids. They love seeing all of the different combinations that they can create for their marbles.
Engino Discovering STEM Newton’s Laws Inertia, Momentum, Kinetic & Potential Energy Construction Kit
Magnetic Blocks STEM Educational Toys Magnet Building Block Tiles Set for Boys and Girls by Coodoo-24pcs
Help your kids learn to LOVE Geology by studying rocks & minerals with this game!
Check out these STEM websites that are packed with STEM activities for kids!
Most of the projects linked in this post can be found here. This site is jam packed full of amazing STEM resources!
You can find answers to all kinds of STEM questions when you ask Dr. Universe!
Play games & complete STEM related challenges with BrainPOP
Play space games and learn all about NASA
Find more engaging space-related games here!
Learn how to code & program using the FREE Scratch program.
STEM crafts, projects, experiments and more
Explore Ecology through games, activities, and lessons
Learn all about meteorology with Weather Wiz Kids!
Other FREE STEM Resources
Download this printable game for FREE in the Member Freebie Library! Cut on the dotted lines and let your child match the number to the correct farm-themed image.
Download & print this Science Journal Page for FREE in the Member Resource Library and print as many copies as you need. Use it for all of your kiddos science experiments to record their hypothesis, results, questions, and notes.
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