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Easter is full of amazing sights, sounds, tastes, and smells. Easter occurs right when spring is just starting to arrive in most parts of the world, and the holiday is all about celebrating that new life.
But have you ever thought about celebrating Easter with STEM activities?
Easter STEM activities are such a fun way to bring bright, happy, and colorful learning into the classroom (or your own kitchen!). You definitely don’t want to miss out on doing some of these super-fun STEM activities for Easter with your kiddos!
THE ULTIMATE LIST OF EASTER STEM ACTIVITIES FOR THE CLASSROOM OR HOME
These Easter STEM activities will keep any kid engaged in science and STEM learning in March and April, when interest in school starts to wane. If you want more fun Easter activities, try Easter STEAM activities, Easter play dough, and making a science Easter basket!
WHAT ARE STEM ACTIVITIES?
A STEM activity is an activity set that contains elements of science, technology, engineering, and math (and sometimes art to make it STEAM). STEM learning was introduced because the traditional way of teaching these concepts to kids was incredibly fractured.
You’d learn about science by itself, technology was another class, and what you learned in math had nothing to do with anything you learned in science. STEM subjects help children see how these subjects work together and are all necessary in creating solutions for real problems in the world. Most businesses today use elements of all of these fields.
A person working for an insurance company uses statistics, coding algorithms, and computer engineering to determine insurance risk. A person working in a restaurant must use engineering to design the flow of the space, math to keep track of operating expenses, science to produce delicious food, and technology to advertise their busienss.
When you think about it, STEM is everywhere in the world today and teaching kids to use STEM resources wisely will help them have greater success later in life, even if they don’t become a scientist.
WHY DO STEM ACTIVITIES WITH KIDS?
STEM activities don’t get complicated until the high school level, but even young kids can benefit from trying out STEM activities. At the early elementary and kindergarten level, STEM activities are about exploring scientific topics through a STEM lens. Children will learn to work within the confines of the resources they have and work to think creatively about problem solving and critically about their results.
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WHAT ARE EASTER STEM ACTIVITIES?
An Easter STEM activity is a STEM activity with an Easter twist. STEM activities for Easter include typical Easter elements, like bunnies, chicks, and jellybeans, but there’s a STEM twist to all the activities. Why just do a craft when you can turn a fun activity into a learning tool? Use fun Easter supplies like eggs, chicks, bunnies, and Easter eggs and candy as the basis for your STEM activities and your kids will be begging to do more activities the next day.
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GET THE EASTER STEM CHALLENGE CALENDAR!
Use this Easter STEM challenge calendar to make your Easter STEM challenge planning easier.
WHY ARE SEASONAL STEM ACTIVITIES IMPORTANT?
You definitely don’t have to try seasonal STEM activities, but I always prefer bringing in a seasonal element when I can, particularly for kids in preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school. It’s hard to capture a kid’s attention, and most holiday decorations and supplies are full of bright, cheerful colors that make the experiments seem a lot more fun. Kids who think they don’t like science or STEM may change their minds when they can use seasonal themes and topics to complete their activities.
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WHAT CAN KIDS LEARN WITH EASTER STEM ACTIVITIES?
Kids can learn a bundle when they do STEM activities for Easter! Depending on the child’s age, you can add in age-appropriate concepts and topics that will help the lessons stick, because they are so much fun!
You can use any of the STEM activities in this list to build on:
- Math facts and formuals
- Science vocabulary and processes
- Using technology to solve problems
- The importance of using the right materials and design
- The scientific method
- Testing and retesting ideas
- Coming up with creative solutions to problems
There is so much to learn with a STEM activity!
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WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO EASTER STEM ACTIVITIES?
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SPECTACULAR EASTER STEM ACTIVITIES KIDS WILL LOVE!
Kids will love these STEM activities for Easter and will look forward to doing more every year! Pick out your favorite activities from this list, or use our Easter STEM challenge calendar for a whole month of Easter-themed activities!
EASTER SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
Fluffy Bunny Tail Slime
Borax Crystal Egg Shells
Silver Easter Egg Science
Peeps Blindfold Taste Test
Easter Lava Lamp
EASTER TECHNOLOGY ACTIVITIES
Easter Egg Catapult – Little Bins for Little Hands
EASTER ENGINEERING ACTIVITIES
EASTER MATH ACTIVITIES
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