With back to school season just around the corner, it’s time to get kids excited about school and learning once again. I love using STEM activities to get kids back in a learning mood, and what’s even more fun about these particular STEM projects is they are all back to school themed! Kids will love trying out these back to school STEM activities in the classroom as a bridge between summer break and fall learning. You can use these ideas in the classroom or at home to inspire scientific inquiry and critical thinking in kids of all ages.
Most of these projects are designed for elementary-aged kids, but you can modify many of theme to also work in a kindergarten or preschool classroom.
23 Amazingly Fun STEM Activities for Back to School
These STEM activities for back to school will delight kids and help them see that learning can be fun and is certainly nothing to dread doing again! Kids will love trying to repeat these activities over and over again. Science, technology, engineering, and math can be fun when approached in a hands-on way!
Schooling a Monkey – Painting Robot
Fun a Day – Snack Math
Toddler Approved – School Bus Math
Lemon Lime Adventures – How to Flip a Rainbow
Life Over C’s – Magic Breaking Pencil – Light Reflection
Fun at Home With Kids – Building with Apples
Schooling a Monkey – Apple Fraction Math
Better Than Homework – Paper Clip Skip Counting Activity
A Dab of Glue Will Do – Pipe Cleaner and Straw Apple Craft
Erintegration – Fidget Spinners in the Classroom STEM Project
Little Bins For Little Hands – Pencil Catapult
Learn Play Imagine – How to Make Lightening With a Pencil
Schooling a Monkey – Apple Counting Clip Cards
Rookie Parenting – Pencil to Pick Up Rice – Friction Science
jDaniel4’s Mom – Pencil STEM Activities
The Educator’s Spint on It – Stacking Apples Game
Tot Schooling – School Bus Addition Mat
No Time For Flash Cards – Stitching an Apple Activity
Hojo’s Teaching Adventures – Back to School STEM Activities for Team Building
Life Over C’s – Fill the Jar Addition Game Using Mini Erasers
Frugal Fun 4 Boys and Girls – Math Facts Baseball Game
Crystal and Comp. – Build a Motorized Coloring Machine
Need more back to school STEM activities? These pencil STEM activities are tons of fun!