Christmas break is almost here and many of you may already be asking, “What am I going to do with the kids for almost two weeks?!” Breaks from school are a great time to engage with your kids in exploring STEM activities!
STEM is an acronym which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. It is really the integration of these subjects used to create a solution to a problem. In short, STEM is hands-on problem-solving.
Everyone one of us is a problem solver. In our daily lives, we all use
· science—information about how the world works
· technology—any man-made application of science
· engineering—a logical method for solving problems
· math—counting, measuring and more
In recent years, STEM has also included art, with the new acronym becoming STEAM. STEM and STEAM activities don’t need to be expensive and can use everyday items. These STEAM activities don’t need to be overly complicated. There are many great STEM/STEAM websites that provide online activities and resources for kids of all ages. We’ve listed a few of our favorites below for you to check out for yourself.
Master Math facts with snowball-themed games, make dirt play dough, erupting ornaments, create hand print dinosaurs and Christmas slime with your Preschool, Pre-K, or Kindergarten student! These STEAM activities are sure to bring holiday fun to your home!
Learn the basics behind coding, build with LEGOS in a whole new way, have a Grinch Play Day, make new places to race your toy cars and try new STEAM activities every day of the month!
Late Elementary/Middle School
Design a shelter that can withstand winter weather, make your own bath bombs, film a LEGO movie, build a sky scraper and make Christmas characters out of LEGOS you probably have already!
For Kids of All Ages
While some of these may require a bit of help, they are sure to bring learning delight to your Christmas break!
For even more STEM fun, visit our STEM Director’s Pinterest page!
While you are taking a break from traditional learning in the classroom, grow your child’s love of learning by giving them hands-on, fun STEAM activities. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend some quality time with your kids and to share in the enjoyment of learning and creating together.
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