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

Make Quicksand | STEAM Activity for Kids

When my kids were playing in sand recently I mentioned something like, “hopefully it isn’t quicksand.” My kids both asked, “what’s quicksand?”. I realized they didn’t know what quicksand was yet, so we watched a few YouTube videos to learn about it. My kids were enthralled. Then I decided to turn...

How Much is a Million? | STEAM Children’s Book Review

Today’s Friday Favorite STEAM book is another great math book for kids: How Much is a Million? written by David M. Schwartz and illustrated by Steven Kellogg. This book is from my mother-in-law's collection of math picture books (she's a retired middle school math teacher). My kids and I have been...

Rainbow Lemonade | STEAM Activity for Kids

Today we’re making the perfect midsummer treat: Rainbow Lemonade! This is as beautiful as it is delicious, and it's easier than it looks to make. My kids had a blast helping me make the rainbow lemonade and couldn't wait to drink it. Keep reading to learn how to make this colorful summer...

Math Curse | STEAM Children’s Book Review

My mother-in-law is a retired middle school math teacher. During a recent visit I found several math picture books at her house. She told me she used to read these books to her students at school. We initially thought they might be too advanced for my kids (because she taught grades 6-8), but I...

Code Cube | STEAM Toy for Kids

I’ve been introducing my kids to coding through books, toys and activities for the past few years. I think coding is critical for all kids to learn because so much of our lives are intertwined with technology.  I was thrilled when Pitsco gave me a Code Cube to try at home with my son. It...

Disappearing Colors | STEAM Activity for Kids

Today’s STEAM activity is disappearing colors. It’s another magical experiment that fascinated my kids. It’s simple to do with just a few ingredients you probably have at home right now.   Safety Note: this experiment uses liquid bleach. Bleach is toxic and can be harmful if inhaled or ingested,...

Can You Fit Through an Index Card? | STEAM Activity for Kids

I held up a 3” by 5” index card and asked my kids, can you fit through this index card? It’s no surprise that they both giggled and said, “No!” I told them it is possible, and I'll show them how…all we need to do is make a few cuts with scissors to turn the index card into a connected chain that...

Dancing Raisins | STEAM Activity for Kids

Today’s STEAM Activity is Dancing Raisins! This activity is so simple but is incredibly fun and entertaining for kids. There are two ways to do this experiment: with Sprite or with baking soda and vinegar. We tested and had a blast with both methods, so I’m sharing both methods in today’s post. ...

Make S’mores in a Solar Oven | STEAM Activity for Kids

Today’s STEAM Activity is making s’mores in a solar oven! This is just in time for the Fourth of July, our favorite day to make and eat s’mores!  The title of our Lil’ Smore magazine (that I shared last week), made me desperately want s’mores. It is my favorite summer treat. We often cook the...

Pitsco STEM Explorer Pack | STEAM Toy Review

We were gifted the Pitsco K-5 STEM Explorer Pack to play with and share our review. Pitsco is a dedicated to bring hands-on STEM to classrooms and students across the country, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to test and share our experience with some of their wonderful educational STEM...

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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