Start the New Year Off with STEAM: 12+ Activities to Try This Year

Do you have any new year’s resolutions this year? I’m hoping to inspire you to adopt one for you and the kids. Resolve to do more STEAM (science, tech, engineering, art & math) projects with your kids.  Why? Because hands-on STEAM learning helps kids build problem solving skills and encourages creativity. Plus they can be so much fun, they help kids get excited again about learning in January. Here are 12+ projects ready to fire off your year.  This post contains affiliate links.

Resolve to do more STEAM activities with the kids this year. Here are 12 hands-on science, tech, engineering, art & math projects to try.

Have Fun Learning with Sensory STEAM

We love combining science and math learning with tactile fun like slime and play dough.

Sensory STEAM Left Brain Craft Brain

Play & Learn with Electronics

If your kiddos are anything like my girl, projects that have cause & effect fun can really keep their interest. Beginning electric projects are a great way to start!

Electric STEAM Left Brain Craft Brain

Do Some Tinkering

Loose parts play & design are great ways to inspire creative thinking in your kids. Plus it’s easy to do with stuff you have laying around.

Tinkering STEAM Left Brain Craft Brain

  • Kids will love this Tinkering Station filled with recycled parts, all inspired by the book Rosie Revere Engineer.
  • For more recycled fun, you can make a Goldfish Cracker Pulley and learn about simple machines.

Play & Learn With Your Food

In case the Goldfish pulley inspired you to play & learn with your food, here are a couple more.

Food STEAM Left Brain Craft Brain

  • Learn about how the science of yeast makes bread yummy in this Biology of Bread activity.
  • And after you bake your bread, you can cook up some toast and talk about Global Warming.
  • And did you know that fruit gummies are actually made of natural polymers? Make a batch of Homemade Fruit Gummies and learn about polymers at the same time.

More Ways to Inspire Creative Thinking

Now that you’ve got your STEAM resolution projects planned, here’s a little reading to do too :) I love these books that will inspire for your young engineers! {affiliate links}.

Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, and Math Fun for Kids

Looking for some more STEAM inspiration that use can use right now? Instant gratification style? Check out STEAM Kids: 50+ Hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math Hands-On Projects for Kids ebook! It’s packed full of a year’s worth fun learning activities that will wow the boredom right out of your kids.

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