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

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...

Letters From Space by Retired Astronaut Clayton Anderson | STEAM Children’s Book Review

My kids have always been fascinated by space. Shortly after we moved to Houston we visited Space Center Houston. My daughter was a one year old at the time, and we all touched a moon rock in one of the exhibits and then we talked about it so much that day that "moon rock" became one of her first...

Salt Painting | STEAM Activity for Kids

This school year is starting off differently for us than previous years. My son is doing virtual learning with his elementary school, and I am homeschooling my preschool-aged daughter. So for our STEAM activities, I've been looking for simple activities that can be used to as part of my daughter's...

Learn How Soap Repels Germs | STEAM Activity for Kids

My son started virtual learning for 1st grade last week. We've had our ups and downs figuring out this new way of learning, but overall it's been a great experience. His first science assignment was this fun experiment (talk about a teacher after my heart!). I have seen this experiment gaining...

Grow Crystals on Seashells | STEAM Activity for Kids

We were lucky enough to take a day trip to the beach this summer. The beach is my whole family's happy place. The waves, sun, sand, saltwater...a day enjoying the sights, sounds, tastes, smell, and feel of the beach is the perfect de-stressor and reset. One of my kids' favorite things to do at the...

Osmo Coding Starter Kit | STEAM Toy for Kids

My kids got a lot more screen time than I'd like to admit this summer. I was looking for ways for them to play on their iPad, but learn at the same time. When we were gifted the Osmo Coding Starter Kit I knew it would be the perfect end of summer vacation activity for my kids. It's an educational...

Make Rock Candy | STEAM Activity for Kids

Today is my kid's first day of school. Our summer felt long, but now that school is starting we're all saying it was too short! It's all about perspective, and hopefully with this experiment we can teach our kids that the wait for these rock candy treats is worth it when they are enjoying their...

Back to School STEAM Clothes for Kids

Back to school usually means a new wardrobe for both my kids every year. Right around when the new school year is starting is when I notice all their clothes are getting too small. We try to wear clothes as long as possible and use hand-me-downs, but we still end up buying quite a few new clothes....

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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