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7 Spring Break STEM Ideas for Kids

March / 2018

Learn and play this spring break with these fun, STEM ideas for kids!

Are you at the start of your spring break wondering how you can keep your kids active and engaged during their time off? Are you currently on spring break looking for activities and ideas? We’ve put together a list of engaging, STEM ideas just for you! Some of these ideas are perfect for at-home learning, but others can be packed in your bag for STEM fun on-the-go.

Happy spring break, and happy learning! Here are our seven Spring Break STEM Ideas for Kids:

Host a STEM Movie Marathon

Inventions and ideas run wild in these fun movies for kid that have a STEM-theme.

  • Big Hero 6

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

  • Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

  • Robots (by Disney)

Added STEM bonus: Make movie snacks with your kids in the kitchen! Cooking can develop math skills and engages your child in active learning.

Try the Egg Drop Challenge

This idea from the Children’s Science Center, is egg-cellent! Gather your family and construct a contraption to protect an egg from breaking when dropped from a high height. You can pick the materials, but you’ll most likely want to have tape, cardboard, cotton, straws, string, paper and of course, eggs. Each person or team gets to try their hand at creating a protective contraption! Drop them all from the same height and see which eggs survive the impact. If you have younger children, you might want to try this simpler version.

Take a STEM Day-Trip

We recently highlighted STEM day trips across America, and these places might make for the perfect quick Spring Break getaway! Our recommendations span from the Boston Children’s Museum to the California Science Center. Click here to learn more about these interactive and exciting learning trips for kids!

Make Tie-Dye T-Shirts with Permanent Markers

Brighten up your spring break with fun family shirts and learn STEM skills in the process! Science Buddies' Make Tie-Dye T-shirts with Permanent Markers guided family science activity helps kids understand the science behind the process of Sharpie tie-dye by putting a simple question to a hands-on test. Make the shirts before you head on your trip or as a fun at-home activity, and your children will learn fun chemistry concepts.

Free Spring Life Sciences Worksheets

You can throw these free spring life science worksheets with you in the car or walk through them at home. The “Spring Science Pack Sampler” by Proud to be Primary is “perfect for your spring life science study on chickens, butterflies, frogs, and flowers!”

Prepare for April Showers by Building Fun Boats

This idea from Inspiration Laboratories gives you 25 different ways to build a boat! You can create a boat building challenge, design a wind-powered boat, make a self-propelled boat and more. Test your boats by taking them to a nearby body of water and seeing if they float or by just filling up the bathtub!

Play Blocks Rock!

Our competitive structured block play develops skills critical for STEM learning and is fun for kids! With a sturdy and convenient carrying case, you can pack Blocks Rock! with you in the car and create STEM learning opportunities at any spring break destination. Click here to learn more about Blocks Rock!

We hope all of these ideas have inspired you to create fun STEM learning moments throughout spring break and beyond!