It’s time for some red and pink STEM that inspires a love of learning! Countdown to Valentine’s Day with these exciting Valentine’s STEM Activities. Science, Tech, Engineering and Math Challenges are sure to keep kids curious and excited to learn, while also fostering a love of learning that will last a lifetime. I’ve gathered up hands on activities and printables so you can keep hands and minds busy this Valentine’s Day.
STEM ACTIVITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
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VALENTINE’S DAY SCIENCE
Valentine’s Day Oobleck – This beautiful oobleck is a great sensory science project for Valentine’s Day. Kids will love exploring this non-Newtonian Fluid as they learn about Fluid Dynamics.
Enchanted Rose Slime – Try some more sensory science by making this gorgeous rose slime inspired by the Enchanted Rose in Beauty and the Beast. Amazing sensory science for Valentine’s Day!
How to Grow Giant Crystal Hearts – Make sure your crystals reflect how much you love with this trick for growing giant crystals. It also shares a lesson in the natural crystal formation process.
Valentine’s Day Fudge – Learn about crystallization and candy science with this delicious Heart Fudge Recipe.
Hearts and Flowers Gummies Recipe For Valentine’s Day – Study how polymers work, and how delicious they can be, with this simple Gummy Recipe. Candy science is always the best!
Homemade Heart Shaped Marshmallows – Your Valentine will love these homemade sweet treats shaped like hearts. Making marshmallows is a fun activity that uses some fascinating science principles.
Cupid’s Arrow Balloon Races Physics Challenge – This activity is what you need for your Valentine’s Day party or to work off some of the sugar. Teach kids about Newton’s Third Law of Motion while getting them up and moving!
VALENTINE’S DAY TECHNOLOGY
Circuit Flowers – A simple circuit activity spin off of our popular Circuit Bugs, these gorgeous flowers are the perfect way to show someone how they light up your life!
Screen Free Valentine’s Coding – Get away from the screens and give some love to the pen and paper with this Valentine’s Day Coded Candy Hearts Challenge. Remember those little candy hearts that has messages on them? Here you can decode the secret messages on your candies. This is available FREE for STEAM Powered Family members.
Simple Glow Heart LED Circuits – This is a phenomenal first circuit activity for kids using glue and salt. A great way to bring some STEAM to Valentine’s Day!
Light Up Valentine’s Circuits – We love building circuits and this cute idea for creating Valentines that light up is just the perfect STEM activity for elementary aged kids.
VALENTINE’S DAY ENGINEERING
Heart Shaped Candles – Try your hand at some tricky engineering with beeswax and make a heart shaped beeswax candle. These make a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift.
VALENTINE’S LEGO ENGINEERING CHALLENGE – This Valentine’s Day pull out the Lego and challenge your kids to build some fun Valentine inspired shapes. This printable is free for all STEAM Powered Family members and includes 12 Valentine’s Day challenges, plus challenges for holidays throughout the year. Don’t have Lego? No problem, you can use these word prompts for creating drawings, story creation and more.
Owl Stress Ball Squishy – Why not have your tweens and teens engineer and make themselves this cute owl squishy stress ball with heart wings! They can even customize it to their sensory preferences.
VALENTINE’S DAY MATH
Valentine’s Day Scrabble Math – This is such a fun idea and it incorporates spelling and math! Perfect!
Valentine’s Day Algebra – These puzzles are perfect for your older kids! Use math to solve the Valentine’s Day riddle.
VAlentine’s Day Literacy
This isn’t STEM, but I couldn’t help sharing our cool new resource: Valentine’s Day Fun With Words printable pack! This package includes a variety of activities including: Word Scramble, Compound Word Scramble and Solve, Word Creation, Valentine’s Day Alphabet Challenge, and Valentine’s Day Jokes Decoding Challenge. All of the activities are provided in colour or with line drawings for kids to colour themselves.
Get even more Valentine’s Day STEAM Fun! Check out STEAM Kids Valentine’s Day. It’s packed full of inspiring and educational activities.