Let’s face it, sometimes the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math are difficult to translate for a younger audience. How do you build STEM thinking in a kindergarten child who doesn’t even know how to count to 20?
What I love the most about STEM is not the actual subjects (I’m not super great at math, actually), but rather the emphasis on independent and critical thinking that it helps children develop. Even though the STEM subjects seem rigid, they actually promote a lot of creativity and innovation.
For younger kiddos, STEM learning is all about hands-on discovery, exploration, and learning the scientific method. During apple season, you can tailor STEM activities around apples and encourage a lot of exploration and discovery with these fun apple STEM activities. Kids will love getting their hands dirty and exploring everything there is to learn about apples and with apples.
Brilliant Apple STEM Activities Kids Will Love
Once you try these ideas, you’ll soon realize apples can be an amazing STEM subject. What other STEM skills can you boost using apples?
Schooling a Monkey – Apple Tree Life Cycle
Schooling a Monkey – Apple Fractions Worksheet
Schooling a Monkey –Apple Math Pack
Schooling a Monkey – Apple Stack Engineering
Itsy Bitsy Fun – Apple Tree File Folder Game
Gift of Curiosity – What Weighs More Than an Apple?
A Little Pinch of Perfect – The Parts of an Apple Printable Book
Little Bins For Little Hands – Apple Gravity Experiment
Pre-K Pages – Apple Science Experiment
Mom Inspired Life – Apple Tree Roll and Cover Math Game
Best Toys 4 Toddlers – Apple Math Grid Game
The Educators Spin on It – Stacking Apples Game
Gift of Curiosity – Apple Rotting Experiment
A Little Pinch of Perfect – Apple Graphing Math
Little Bins For Little Hands – Apple STEM Fall Engineering Activity
Preschool Powol Packets – Apple Toothpick Tower Challenge
Growing a Jeweled Rose – Apple Volcanoes
Handmade Kids Art – Build an Apple Tree
Crafty Kids at Home – How to Use an Apple to Explain Basic Fractions
The Resourceful Mama – Explore Parts of an Apple Craft
Coffee Cups and Crayons – Apple Seed Science
Little Bins For Little Hands – Balancing Apple Printable Activity
Gift of Curiosity – Estimating the Circumference of an Apple
More Educational Apple Activities
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