STEM Activities for Kids – 28 Days Of STEM Blog Hop Wrap Up

STEM Activities for Kids are always a big deal around here, but this month I had the great privilege of being part of the 28 Days of STEM Kids Activities Blog Hop and it was so much fun! There were tons of great STEM ideas but like all great things, this too is coming to an end, but that means it’s your chance to win!

STEM Activities for Kids

This month I created 4 new articles for the STEM Activities Blog Hop, in case you missed any of them, here they are again.

The first week we were challenged to come up with an Eco-Friendly STEM activity with STEM Goes Green. I came up with Wind Powered STEM Challenge: Mission Lego Rescue. This activity was a lot of fun and a wonderful learning experience. In fact we still have our windmill in our homeschool room because the boys love it so much!

Wind Power STEM Challenge - Mission: Lego Rescue. A fantastic STEM challenge that encourages the creation of mechanical energy with a tinker box windmill to "rescue" a minifig.The second week featured STEM Challenges, our challenge was Make It Move: STEM Challenge and I challenged the kids to make cars move from one end of the track to the other without touching it. The results were fantastic! The balloon launched our little car into orbit, but almost all the ideas worked.

MAKE IT MOVE! - STEM Challenge that kids of all ages will love as they race to the finish!The third week of February was dedicated to Coding for Kids. Since I already have an article featuring our favourite ways to learn programming for elementary aged children, I had to come up with something new. I focused on the skills young coders need to develop, in addition to learning programming languages, to become a successful coder in Beyond The Code.

Beyond The Code - Essential Skills For Coders. Prepare your child for a successful career in computer programming and coding with these essential skills beyond programming languages.The final challenge was STEM On A Budget, and what’s more budget friendly than using items you already have in your kitchen to make some toys and trinkets? We did a special process to make plastic from milk in our Make Plastic From Milk Challenge.

Make plastic from milk. Create your own toys, beads, jewelry, and more, with ingredients you have right now in your kitchen. It's so easy and super cool!And these were just my contributions, there were so many amazing ideas shared this month. Make sure you check them all out.