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

The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach | STEAM Children’s Book Review

Today’s Friday Favorite STEAM book is “The Very Impatient Caterpillar” by Ross Burach. This was another great find from my son’s elementary school book fair last fall.  This spring during distance learning my son had an assignment about the lifecycle of caterpillars. He had to draw the lifecycle...

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...

Magna-Qubix 3D Magnetic Building Shapes Set | STEAM Toy Review

Today we’re sharing a woman-founded STEM online shop and the awesome STEM toy they gifted us! The STEM Kidz sells awesome, fun and educational STEM toys. Their website is pretty cool, you can search by age or interest to find the perfect toy for your kids.  I was looking for a toy that would...

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...

There Was an Old Astronaut Who Swallowed the Moon! by Lucille Colandro | STEAM Book Review

Today’s Friday Favorite STEAM book is There was an Old Astronaut who Swallowed the Moon! By Lucille Colandro and illustrated by Jared Lee. This is part of the popular There was an Old Lady series of books, but this time the Old Lady becomes an Old Astronaut! We have several books from the Old...

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...

How to Catch a Unicorn | STEAM Children’s Book Review

This week’s Friday Favorite STEAM book is “How to Catch a Unicorn” by Adam Wallace & Andy Elkerton.  This book was another wonderful surprise that was gifted to my daughter for her birthday last year. It has been one of her (and my son’s) favorite books since then.  BOOK OVERVIEW: We...

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! 

STEAM Books

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.

STEAM Toys

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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