Today, I wanted to share with you a list of STEM or STEAM activities from A to Z.
As I’m reflecting on our first year of preschool, I realized that I didn’t do as much as I had originally wanted to with STEM. For more information on the plan for this year check it out, here. So, I started to research STEM ideas for Preschoolers.
I know that I am going to want letters and their sounds to be an important aspect of our preschool again, after all B will barely be four and the twins will be 2.5, so I have made a list of STEM activities from A to Z.
My plan is to incorporate at least one STEM activity into our week, sometimes two or three. I love that I will have a fun STEM lesson to match up with the letter we are working on for the week. I can also use that STEM lesson to guide our math, art, and pictures books for the week as well!
If you haven’t jumped on the STEM bandwagon I challenge you to give it a try! Or maybe try STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). The activities listed below offer a range of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and even some Art.
STEM from A to Z
Absorption Water Experiment -Little Bins for Little Hands
Addition Towers – The Educators Spin On It
Absorption with Salt, Glue, and Watercolors -Happy Hooligans
Biology of Bread -Left Brain Craft Brain
Balloon Science – Little Bins for Little Hands
Bird Feeders – Happy Hooligans
Counting -Messy Little Monster
Constellation Craft – Artsy Mama
Crystals – Science Kiddo
Dancing Worms – Playdough to Plato
Eggs Experiment – Science Sparks
Expanding Soap Experiment – Happy Hooligans
Flubber (Homemade) – Little Bins for Little Hands
Flower Dissection – Socks-Shoes Not Required
Gravity: Pool Noodle Marble Run – Little Bins for Little Hands
Grouping Animals – KCEdventures
Heart Rate – Something 2 Offer
Ice Play (sensory) – Messy Little Monster
Invisible Ink – Jump Start
Journaling – KCEdventures
Junk Boats -Playdough to Plato
K’Nex Cars Race – Playdough to Plato
Kinetic Structures – Left Brain Craft Brain
Light Table Science -Lemon Lime Adventures
Levers – Munchkins and Moms
Measuring Distances – Math Car Racing – Artsy Craftsy Mom
Colorful Milk Explosions – In the Playroom
What’s Magnetic? – Busy Toddler
Fun with Numeral Recognition – The Elementary Math Maniac
Name Activities – Rainy Day Mum
Nuts and Bolts Structures – Preschool Powol Packets
Observation – Bambini Travel
Pulleys (Movable) – Carrots are Orange
Quotient using Candy Bars – Mommy Crusaders
Making Raisins Dance – Coffee Cups and Crayons
Rain Cloud Science Experiment – Little Bins for Little Hands
Snacktime Subtraction – Living Montessori Now
Structures with Gumdrops -Little Bins for Little Hands
Tower Building with Oreos – Teaching with Grace
Universe/Solar System – A Little Pinch of Perfect
Volume – Little Bins for Little Hands
Wind Experiment – Teach Me Mommy
Water Cycle in a Bag – Playdough To Plato
Water Bottle Fountain– Learn With Play At Home
X-ploding Boomerangs -I Can Teach My Child
Xylophone Instrument with PVC Pipe – Frugal Fun 4 Boys
Yummy Yeast Experiment – One Time Through
Zoo Keeping with Technology– Still Playing School
Great for STEM activities:
I hope that this provides you with a variety of STEM activities for you and your kiddos to explore. I know that we sure are excited to STEM and STEAM our way through Preschool next year.
What are your favorite STEM/STEAM activities?
If you haven’t tried any STEM activities before please give it a try! I recommend you start with the Oreo Tower, not only will it put your engineering skills to the test but you will also be able to enjoy a glass of milk and a delicious snack once you are done!