What if I told you I had the secret to getting your kids to love learning and I could boost their creativity? Sounds pretty crazy right? How could I possibly get your kids begging you do to more learning activities and asking questions about the world around them on a daily basis? You might be even more surprised to learn most of the materials to make this happen are right in your own home.
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When I was growing up, I had one class I couldn’t wait to go to every day. I know it sounds crazy to hear someone say they couldn’t wait to go to school, but there was something that always caught my eye and sparked my natural curiosity that couldn’t keep me away.
In fact, I wasn’t the only one in my school that felt the same way. I can still remember, making rockets in the football field, and actually being excited for our next concoction in chemistry. Anytime I run into one of my old friends from school, we always find our way back to chats about our awesome science teachers and we seem to all agree one one important thing!
I am pretty sure if it wasn’t for science class, I wouldn’t have become the person I have become today.
When I was in school, we didn’t focus on something called “STEM” education, and yet, that is exactly what it was. No, I take that back. It was STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math all wrapped into one). When I started to learn more and more about what this is, I realized exactly why my Science teachers had me wrapped around their fingers. They had figured out how to make learning fun, engaging, and meaningful to my life.
It is now my mission to do the same for my kids. I thrive on seeing their eyes light up at a new discovery.
Inspiring young minds doesn’t have to be such a struggle.
What you need is a plan. You need a resource at you fingertips that will keep your kids engaged and learning without all the guesswork on your end.
Today I want to share 50+ STEAM projects to boost creativity and get your kids thinking out of the box and begging for more hands on fun.
50+ Awesome STEAM Projects
For the last year, I have been collaborating on a project that is near and dear to my heart. We have gathered over 50 ways to encourage creativity and out of the box thinking with STEAM and want to share these with you. We have put together an awesome resource that is sure to boost creativity, especially if you have an engineer or tinkerer you are trying to entertain.
Before I get to that, I want to share some of our favorite STEAM projects.
STEAM Engineering Projects for Kids
Engineering the Perfect Egg Drop Project
Build a Peeps Catapult
Create DIY Soda Rockets
Building with Jelly Beans
Build a DIY Rocket Station
Travel-Sized Cup Stacking
Building Igloos with Marshmallows
Peeps Stacking Engineering Challenge for Kids
Building with Playdough
Building with Straws
STEAM Science Experiments for Kids
How to Flip a Rainbow
Lego Shadow Towers
Solar Oven Smores
Simple Science Experiments That Fizz
No Cook Playdough Science Lab
Halloween Science for Kids
Why Do Pinecones Open?
Dissolving Candy Canes
STEAM Starter Guides
Getting Started with Science Questioning
8 Science and Engineering Practices Every Kid Should Learn
Top 10 Summer Engineering Projects for Kids
The Science of Sensory Dough
The Best Planning Books for Teaching Inquiry Based Science
Best Science Experiments for Little Engineers
Top 10 Gifts for Kids Who Love Science Experiments
3 Genius Tips for Raising Out of the Box Thinkers
These ideas are a great starting point to squash boredom and get your kids begging for more learning ideas. However, I think I have a resource that is even better.
STEAM Kids: 50+ Science / Technology / Engineering / Art / Math Hands-On Projects for Kids
I am excited to announce our new book, STEAM Kids: 50+ Science / Technology / Engineering / Art / Math Hands-On Projects for Kids, is full of amazing STEAM ideas that have been tested and tried by kids all over the world. With creativity and inquiry in mind, each of these learning ideas will encourage your child to not only find a cure to boredom, but also learn something awesome in the process.
STEAM Kids: 50+ Science / Technology / Engineering / Art / Math Hands-On Projects for Kids is packed with the over fifty hands-on learning activities that will wow “I’m bored” right out of your kiddo’s vocabulary.
STEAM Kids is a book that will inspire children to:
question like a scientist
design like a technologist
build like an engineer
create like an artist
deduce like a mathematician
– and, most importantly –
play like a kid.
The book is laid out in an easy to read format with full color pictures that make it easy enough for you child to read. The best part is that for a very limited time, we are offering a FREE Ebook of Even MORE STEAM Projects when you purchase the digital e-book.
Inside you’ll find activities like… a PVC Pipe Slingshot, Rainbow Reactions, Simple Machine Challenge, Plant Science and more! Not only have we included over 50 STEAM activities, we have created a simple to use weekly activity planner, STEAM journal pages, a full and exciting field trip guide and even a shopping list to get you started with simple STEAM building ideas.
STEAM Kids Launch Special
Pick up a copy of the book this week (9/14/16) and you’ll get a special launch price AND an extra 50+ page STEAM Kids Halloween activity e-book. All for 50% off. Launch price is $9.99 (a $19.98 value!).
I love hearing and learning about more ways to boost creativity with STEAM activities! Please, don’t hesitate to comment, email, or share pictures on social media so we can celebrate awesome learning taking place and boredom being squashed. If you post on social media, you can use the hashtag #steamkidsbook so we can easily spot your awesomeness!