STEAM Experiments

Our STEAM experiments are always simple, easy, and fun! We try to use as few supplies as possible, and they’re usually things you already have around our house! Our goal is to make STEAM experiments accessible to all families, and kids of all ages – from babies to toddlers to preschoolers and beyond! 

Latest STEAM Experiments

Make a Lava Lamp | STEAM Activity for Kids

Today’s STEAM Activity is making Lava Lamps! Growing up I had a green lava lamp in my room. It was already considered a "retro" toy back then, but I absolutely loved it! It was mesmerizing and relaxing for me to stare at and I loved the soft glow it made while I studied in my room at night. I was...

Make a Piñata | STEAM Activity for Kids

Do you have a graduation or birthday celebration coming up? I have a perfect project for you and your kids to add a little excitement to the celebration! Today’s STEAM Activity is making a Piñata! This activity is easy and SO.MUCH.FUN to smash open, but it’s also a messy, multi-day process. If you...

How Many Books Can One Piece of Paper Hold? | STEAM Activity for Kids

I asked my kids, "How many books can one piece of paper hold?" They both quickly replied “None!” But to their amazement I showed them that one piece of paper can hold up to 7 books and two pieces of paper held 17 books! Maybe your paper will hold even more books!  MATERIALS: Letter size...

Make a Car using Recycled Materials | STEAM Activity for Kids

Today we're going to make a car using recycled materials! This car rolls and is fun to play with, and you will have the opportunity to challenge your kids to find ways to make the car move without pushing it!  MATERIALS: Small, short cardboard box (we used a macaroni and cheese box and a 1/2...

Make a Balloon Powered Rocket | STEAM Activity for Kids

Today's activity is to make a balloon powered rocket! My kids had so much fun launching the rocket and racing it across our room! My paper-craft-loving son also really enjoyed the challenge I gave him to draw a rocket using only shapes to attach to the balloon. MATERIALS: ...

Building Challenge: Make Shapes and Structures using Marshmallows and Toothpicks | STEAM Activity for Kids

I bought 2 bags of marshmallows when I stocked up on groceries a few weeks ago, and we burned through both of them in one day! First, we made practiced STEM concepts while making Rice Krispies Treats (this was one of my most popular posts from a few years ago). Our second STEAM Activity for the...

Make a Cup Phone | STEAM Activity for Kids

Today’s STEAM Activity is the classic cup phone! We rarely talk on the phone at my house anymore. I more often text or FaceTime with friends and family. So my kids are not really familiar with phones (and especially phones with cords) like I was growing up. But that didn’t affect their enjoyment...

Fishing for Ice Cubes | STEAM Activity for Kids

Today’s STEAM Activity is Fishing for Ice Cubes! My kids love going fishing in our local lake with their dad. When I told them we could fish at home, they didn’t believe me, but we had fun with this easy at home activity! These kids love fishing! MATERIALS: StringSaltBowlWaterIce PROCEDURE: Fill...

Floating Pictures | STEAM Activity for Kids

Today’s at home STEAM Activity is Floating Pictures! This is another simple and fun activity that you and your kids will enjoy! This magical activity may take some trial and error to get right. And what works one time, may not work the next. In this post I give my tips learned from our experience...

Make a Bubble Machine | STEAM Activity for Kids

Today’s STEAM Activity is making bubble machine using a few common household items! Are your kids as obsessed with bubbles as my kids?! My kids will blow them, chase them and pop them all day long, every day if I let them. So I knew this experiment would be an extra fun treat for them! MATERIALS:...

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