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

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...

Halloween Candy Color Diffusion | STEAM Activity for Kids

If you're anything like us, you still have lots of candy sitting around your house from Halloween. This is a perfect way to use up some of the extra Skittles and M&Ms your kids collected. My kids had so much fun with this experiment that they wanted to do it again, and again, and again. Which...

Candy Corn Halloween Experiment | STEAM Activity for Kids

Virtual school for my first grader son has its challenges, but it has some perks too. I am loving the extra time at home with my kids. We are usually able to finish up his afternoon activities a lot quicker than the time allotted for the class, so we have extra time to play, or do fun activities....

I am Benjamin Franklin (Ordinary People Change the World) | STEAM Children’s Book Review

Last year I shared a blog post about how my kids and I are fans of the Ordinary People Change the World book series by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos. This is the book series that inspired Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum on PBS Kids. I really appreciate how these books...

I am Anne Frank (Ordinary People Change the World) | STEAM Children’s Book Review

As long as I can remember I've had a great interest to learn about the Holocaust. I think it started when I was a young girl and I learned my Jewish grandfather fought in World War II in Europe. He was on the front lines of combat, where he was wounded by shrapnel, and he also wrote and published...

Osmo Math Wizards and the Secrets of the Dragons | STEAM Toy Review

Today Osmo is launching a new learning series called Math Wizard! The first two releases in the Math Wizard series are Magical Workshop, which focuses on addition and subtraction, and Secrets of the Dragons, which focuses on measurement. We were gifted the Secrets of the Dragons game and I can...

Tie-Dye T-Shirts | STEAM Activity for Kids

I am so excited that tie-dye is coming back in fashion. I love bright colors, so for me the more colors the better for my tie-dye t-shirts. And tie-dye is even more fun to wear when you make the t-shirt yourself! We had so much fun with this activity that my kids immediately told me they wanted to...

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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