28 Days of STEM Activities and STEAM Activities for Kids

We have a bit of a tradition here at Left Brain Craft Brain. Every February when the winter seems like it will never end, we warm things up with a bit of STEAM. And STEM, too, with 28 Days of STEM Activities and STEAM Activities for Kids. Be sure to follow along this month as I share 60+ Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math projects that will get your kids and your classrooms excited about learning again. I’ve partnered with a huge crew of creative bloggers and we’ll be sharing the coolest STEM & STEAM activities you’ll see all year.

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Why Do Kids Need STEM & STEAM?

STEM is the abbreviation for Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math. In STEAM we add an A for Art, too. Both are integrated approaches to learning that encourage students to think more broadly about real-world problems. This interdisciplinary approach has helped create innovations like the iPhone, the original laptop computer, and is even revolutionizing cooking in third-world countries, and improving air quality as a result.

It helps students ask questions, connect the dots, problem-solve, think creatively, and be innovative. And not only can STEAM save the world, but it can also save our kids too by making their future bright. STEM jobs are expected to grow by 16% in the US between 2014 and 2024 compared to only 11% for other sectors*. And right now, science & engineering careers earn more than double the income of the median job in the United States.*

So let’s get more science, technology, engineering, art, and math into our kids’ lives. Ready for the fun?!?

You’re Gonna Love 28 Days of STEM Activities and STEAM Activities for Kids

This year we’re doing the weekly topics a little bit differently… I hear a lot from readers asking for a tech project or an art project for their kids or students. So this year we’re going to round up some amazing projects with a focus on each of the buckets in STEM & STEAM. But don’t worry, they’re still going to be integrated projects that check off more than one bucket!

Want to jump ahead to each section? Use this helpful table of contents.

Science Activities for Kids

Experimentation is one of the foundations of STEM. Check out these amazing science projects for kids!

Check out descriptions and pictures of all of these posts and more amazing Science Projects for Kids in this round-up!

February 1st – 6th

No More I’m Bored! From the Kids

Check out our Boredom Buster Activity Plan! I pulled together a TOTALLY FREE activity plan for you to do at home with the kids or in school for days when you need some ideas. It’s filled with entertaining hands-on STEAM projects, printables, snack ideas, and most of all it’s filled with FUN. Plus, you’ll have all the supplies you need on hand (or in the backyard!).



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Technology Activities for Kids

Coding, circuits, and computers, oh my! The world of technology is our children’s future. Let’s get them ready with some fun activities! You can see descriptions and photos of all these activities in  20+ Technology Projects Your Kids Will Love.

February 7th – 11th

Engineering Activities for Kids

Kids are born builders. Encourage those early skills with some engineering activities they’ll love. You can see photos and descriptions of all these activities and more in 50+ Awesome Engineering Projects for Kids.

February 12th – 17th

Get the kids’ creative juices flowing with some amazing art projects that have some science and engineering built in.



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Art Activities for Kids

Check out the entire pictures and descriptions for all the projects in this list of 40 of the Best Art Activities for Kids!

February 18th – 23rd

Math Activities for Kids

Don’t fall for the worksheet trap for math! Hands-on activities help kids internalize what they’re working on and are a lot more fun. You can see photos and descriptions of all these activities in Math = Fun Math Activities for Kids.

February 24th – 28th

STEAM Fun for Every Month

Looking for some more STEAM inspiration that you can use right now? Instant gratification style? Check out STEAM Explorers!! The coolest creative experience for kids is here! It's a digital book of the month club filled with tons of fun stuff for the kids to do and learn. All engineer, teacher, and mom-approved. And most definitely KID APPROVED!⁣

What’s included?⁣

  • A monthly digital magazine with cool themes that are fun to read
  • Hands-on, exciting projects the kids will love.⁣
  • Science, tech, engineering, art, and math learning YOU’LL love.⁣
  • Delicious recipes the kids can make.⁣
  • Fun printables and games⁣

Join us as we make some music in March!! All in the name of having fun with STEAM, of course. We’re exploring sound waves and animal ears and of course, music through hands-on projects the kids will love. The kids will love creating their own rhythms, testing sound with spoons, seeing sound waves with salt, amping up their ear power with paper, and so much more! You’ll love the helpful standards-based learning, printables, and tools that make STEAM exploration easy! 

We’ve split the issue into four weekly themes:

  • This issue has four weekly themes to inspire your kiddos:

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