Summer can get long, and at times, a bit mind-numbing for both parent and child. It does not have to and it should not, ideally. Why not look at truly engaging activities that kids can learn from to? They exist, believe it or not, and this post has well over 100 of them. They even include LEGO activities!
These ideas and activities are seemingly endless. One list has STEM experiments for every month of the year and includes holidays. Another includes essential starter STEM ideas for younger kids. Yet another section is devoted to LEGO ideas, and another to STEM on a budget. The list goes on and on.
Of all the STEM posts I have seen, this one is by far the most comprehensive. There are instructions, as well as pictures for each activity, too. Everything is clearly spelled out and perfect for children.
LEGO learning over the summer is something that kids will actually enjoy. Why not give them a jump start for the fall with the creative ideas in this huge post for early math, number recognition, addition, multiplication, sight words, letter recognition, and so much more. The article says it offers 30 learning activities, but I actually counted far more, and everything is more fun when it involves LEGO.
While browsing though the never-ending chasm of information that is the internet, and I came across this! A beautiful gem of an article that combines both Star Wars and science activities for kids. I audibly squeaked in delight! There are many possible projects listed in this article, all with links to to instructions, including a tutorial to make your own working light saber, a project that involves melting the Death Star, Star Wars Lego Science, making alight saber glowing sensory bottle, and much more.
The weather is warming up, and the kids are getting excited. It means only one thing. Summer is getting closer, which means summer break is coming as well. Studies show that children can lose up to two months of knowledge over the summer. Of course, this varies by the child and the subject, but why not try to avoid some of that? Science can be truly enjoyable for kids, particularly when it is a hands-on experience.
Having fun with science does not require expensive toys. We have found a fantastic collection of entertaining, outdoor science projects, with such a wide selection that there is sure to at least be a few projects for every child. This list has links with instructions for projects that include everything from a fizzy ice experiment to a bottle rocket project, with over 30 experiments in all, thanks to the website, Growing a Jeweled Rose.