STEAM for Kids

I always knew I wanted to start teaching my kids Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) concepts early in their lives. My husband and I are both engineers, and we were raised in families who supported and encouraged a strong early foundation in STEAM.

I think my family’s enthusiasm for math and science fostered a belief in myself that I could do STEAM. I was brave and signed up for the advanced math and science classes and applied for engineering school in college, even when I was one of the only females in the classes.

I want to give my children the self-confidence they need, so they know that they too can do or be anything they can imagine. I want my kids to enjoy learning about math, science, and technology and become good at these subjects through practice and patience. So, I’m starting to teach them young (I started these experiments when my son was two years old).

We’re doing simple, easy and fun experiments that anyone can do with materials you probably already have at home. We’re also reading and sharing our reviews of STEAM children’s picture books, playing with and reviewing STEAM toys, and visiting and sharing our experiences at children’s science museums. I hope you’ll join us by encouraging your kids to love STEAM too!

Latest STEAM for Kids posts

Wikki Stix STEM Pak | Children’s STEAM Toy Review

I recently found out about Wikki Stix when my kids were given a small pack of them to play with instead of crayons at a restaurant in San Antonio. Wikki Stix are long, thin, shapable, buildable sticks made of hand-knitting yarn and a food-grade non-toxic wax. They stick to any surface, and don't...

4 Simple & Fun Paper Airplanes | STEAM Activity for Kids

My 5 year old son and 3 year old daughter are currently OBSESSED with making paper airplanes. My son brings home at least two paper airplanes from school every day that he has folded with his friends. When I'm home with my daughter, she usually asks me to fold her a paper airplane about once a...

The New Girl Code by Niki Smit | STEAM Book for Girls

The New Girl Code by Niki Smit is a book all about getting 9 to 15 year old girls into science and technology. It is created by a non-profit (Inspiring Fifty) aimed at helping underprivileged girls get into STEM. I was given a copy of the book to read and review on my blog and help spread the word...

Elephant Toothpaste | STEAM Experiment for kids

The newly crowned Miss America 2020, Camille Schrier from Virginia, did a chemistry demonstration for her talent. It was an elaborate version of the classic elephant toothpaste experiment. This was the first time a Miss America participant has ever won with a science experiment for their talent....

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum on PBS Kids & Ordinary People Change the World books by Brad Meltzer

Children's STEAM TV Show and Book Review A few months ago, Penguin Young Readers told me about the upcoming premier of Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum on PBS Kids. It's a TV show based on the popular book series Ordinary People Change the World by Brad Meltzer. Xavier Riddle and Secret Museum...

We Are Brilliant! A STEM Workbook for Future Leaders by Audrey Shawley of Boundless Brilliance | Children’s STEAM book review

Boundless Brilliance is a 501c3 non-profit based in Los Angeles County, California, but they have a long-term goal to expand across the United States. Their mission is to educate, empower, and engage students in order to close the gender gap in STEM fields in generations to come. Boundless...

Make an Origami Paper Balloon | Children’s STEAM Activity

While my parents were in town for Thanksgiving my dad made origami paper balloons for the kids. They loved them and wanted to learn how to fold paper balloons themselves. I have fond memories of making the origami balloons with my dad growing up. I can still remember how to fold them, over twenty...

2019 Holiday STEM/STEAM Gift Guide for Kids

Wow, the holiday season has really snuck up on me this year! Christmas is only one month away, and Thanksgiving is in 3 days! I keep hearing that Thanksgiving is "late" this year, but I'm grateful, because I'm not ready! I haven't started my Christmas shopping yet, so I will be hitting the Black...

LEGO Classic | Children’s STEAM Toy Review

Last Friday was National STEM Day. National STEM Day was founded on November 8th, because abbreviated it's NOV8 (innovate). For STEM Day I teamed up with a few other Instagram accounts to share activities from each aspect of STEM. Of course, I was in charge of posting an engineering activity. The...

Lincoln Logs | Children’s STEAM Toy Review

My father-in-law gave my kids a set of Lincoln Logs this summer. I was thrilled for my kids to receive this great gift because Lincoln Logs are an awesome STEAM toy. They teach children about shapes, building, design, construction...the list goes on and on. The logs have square notches to allow...

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! 


Reading to my kids is usually my favorite part of the day. We love to read picture books together, and it is even better when the books have STEAM concepts or themes included. I’m trying to find the best STEAM books for kids and share our reviews of them here on the blog. Read along with us and foster a life long love of reading and learning in your kids with these fun and educational STEAM books.


Playing with toys is an essential part of any childhood. It’s even more beneficial when the toys have a STEAM focus. We’re searching for the best STEAM toys, playing with them, then sharing our reviews here on the blog. Try these awesome toys out with your kids. They will play, learn, and have a blast all at the same time – win, win, win! 

Do you have STEAM for Kids ideas?

Do you know of a super fun and easy STEAM experiment, a great STEAM children's book or toy, or an awesome children's museum you'd like me to feature on the blog? I'm always looking for new ideas and I'd love to have your input.


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