Summer Science and STEM Activities for Kids 2023
Ditch the typical series binge watch this summer and instead embrace something more innovative and scientific! With a touch of curiosity and a sprinkle of imagination, our July blog welcomes you to a thrilling journey of summer Science and STEM activities for your kids and family. From extracting a strawberry’s DNA to making your own fossil excavation site, it’s packed with scientific marvels and STEM-tastic activities that will surely become a family staple.
A hands-on scientific adventure, this activity won’t only satisfy you and your kid’s sweet tooth but also introduce everyone to the fascinating world of chemistry in the kitchen. From understanding the role of salt in the freezing process to experimenting with different flavors, this will be an activity that you’ll be making more than once through the rest of summer. Don’t know how to make your own ice cream in a bag? Then check this article by Thebestideasforkids.com to learn how! And if you’re looking for fun toys to help you wait while the ice cream hardens, you can try our Pop Puzzle Popper and Cubik Puzzle toys.
Unleash your kid’s inner archeologists with this awesome DIY project. Grab some plaster of Paris sand, water, a bowl, and some toy dinosaurs or dino bones (or any other thing you’d like to discover while digging!). You can ask your kids to add their own fossils, or you can surprise them by adding their favorite dino toys yourself. Add the toys to the bowl, pour the plaster/water mix, and leave overnight. Once set up, you’ll have your own excavation site you can dig into, but careful, as it can get messy!
We know, DNA is microscopic and very, very hard to see, but you’ll be surprised when you see a strawberry’s DNA float out with your own eyes. To do this, follow these instructions by PopularScience.com and gather the necessary materials. It’s a fun scientific exercise that’ll engage you and your kid’s senses and your understanding of science.
Ready, aim, fire, and try to nom it mid-air! This fun STEM activity will inspire the engineers at heart in your family. For kids 5 and up, you’ll need some marshmallows, barbecue skewers, rubber bands, and one spoon per catapult. Follow the instructions from this Youtube video by DIYEasycrafts to the letter, grab some marshmallows, and get shooting! Aim for the first person you see or compete over who can shoot their marshmallow the farthest.
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to have fun with your kids, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn while you’re at it! Which of these fun science/STEM activities will you bring to your loved ones this summer? Let us know in the comments below or tag us with your Science and STEM-tastic activities by using our social media handles, @poweryourfun or #poweryourfun!