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

Peeps Easter STEAM Activity for Kids

If the Easter Bunny brings your kids Peeps, but the kids discover they don’t like them (like my kids did), then try this easy experiment instead of throwing them away! We did two experiments in one: “Sink or float?” and “Will it dissolve?” and I share the simple instructions in this post. I made a...

St. Patrick’s Day Play-Dough | STEAM Activity for Kids

Green is my favorite color, so we go all out with everything green on St. Patrick's Day. My kids and I wear all green clothes, we try to eat as many green foods as possible, and this year I'm making our STEAM activity green too! Last year I shared a fun and easy play-dough recipe on the blog. We...

Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit | STEAM Toy Review

Today is International Women's Day! The 2021 theme for International Women's Day is "Choose to Challenge". Here's a description of the theme on the International Women's Day website: "We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and...

Bowling and Building with Toilet Paper Rolls | STEAM Activity for Kids

It's Engineers Week, and today is Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day! As a college student, I was an active member of my university's chapter of Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Volunteering to do outreach to school aged girls was my absolute favorite part about being in SWE. I loved showing...

Observe Water Molecules in Action | STEAM Activity for Kids

This post was inspired by an experiment in the back of the book Flash Facts, a STEAM Graphic Novel I shared in a post last week. The book is a series of short STEM inspired stories featuring DC Superheroes, and there are eight fun experiments in the back of the book. This experiment was one of our...

Flash Facts – DC Graphic Novel Edited by Mayim Bialik, PhD | STEAM Children’s Book Review

Flash Facts is a DC Comics Graphic Novel featuring "Ten Terrific Tales about Science and Technology". Flash Facts was curated and edited by Mayim Bialik, PhD, who is a scientist, actress, and author. There are ten individual stories featuring recognizable DC characters and each story is by...

Pitsco’s 50th Anniversary – Big Book Catalog Release and a Giveaway!

I've been proud to partner with Pitsco Education for product reviews and posts for the past few years. I've shared about their 3Doodler Start, Code Cube, and STEM Explorer Pack in previous posts. This year Pitsco is celebrating their 50th Anniversary! They have been sharing STEM at home kits and...

Cinnamon Ornaments | STEAM Activity for Kids

These cinnamon ornaments add a beautiful personalized look to your Christmas tree, and they add the festive fragrant smell of cinnamon to your tree (and house as they cook). This is the first year I've made ornaments with my kids. They are ages 6 and 4, and are the perfect age to really help and...

2020 Holiday STEAM Kid’s Gift Guide

We're now officially one week away from Thanksgiving and then it's time for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday sales! And if you're anything like me you're starting to make lists of gifts for friends and family. All the gifts included here are products we know and love. I share items my kids...

Family Game Night with the Osmo Genius Starter Kit | STEAM Toy Review

We are huge Osmo fans at my house, as you probably know by now from my previous posts about The Math Wizard and The Secrets of the Dragons and the Coding Starter Kit. We were gifted the Osmo Genius Starter Kit to play with and share with you for the holiday season. We had so much fun using the...

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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