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 FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
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Valentine’s Day Science
Blooming Rose Elephant Toothpaste – Valentine’s Day Science Experiment – This mesmerizing experiment combines the wow factor of Elephant Toothpaste with the beauty of a blooming rose. A must do Valentine’s Day science experiment.
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.
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!
Edible Valentine’s Day STEM
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.
Valentine’s Day Technology and Coding
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!
Valentine’s Day Code Breakers Printable – This is a fun, screen free STEAM activity that teaches essential basic coding skills while students work to solve the puzzle and reveal the art. The printable is available free to all STEAM Powered Family mailing list members, simply enter your email to unlock the printable.
Valentine’s Day Engineering
LEGO and Candy Hearts Catapult Challenge – This is such a fun activity for kids. Build a LEGO Heart and shot candies through the heart with a simple catapult engineered by your kids.
3D Pop Up Spinning Card – Engineer this stunning card for Valentine’s Day that pops up and spins when opened. Kids will love creating this project and gifting it to someone special.
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
Möbius Strips and Möbius Hearts – This hands on math demonstration of topology includes making hearts, perfect for some Valentine’s Day math love.
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.