Looking for some fun Valentine’s Day themed activities to do with kids that are outside of the typical crafts and activities you do every. single. year.? We’ve got you covered with these STEM projects that will speak to your kiddos’ hearts by challenging them while providing a Valentine’s-themed activity you can do together. Kids (and adults) of all ages will enjoy trying their hand at a couple of these Valentine’s Day STEM activities.
STEM activities are those which include science, technology, engineering, and math. They help to develop a child’s critical thinking, observational, and design skills and teach valuable life lessons in perseverance, patience, and thinking outside the box. Creativity is challenged in a new way, and sometimes patience will be put to the test with STEM activities. These are fantastic for both brain and body and help to make all sorts of new connections.
Which of these Valentine’s Day STEM activities will you try?
- Valentine’s Day Oobleck – Have you ever made Oobleck? Not quite a solid, and not quite a liquid. Kids will love exploring this non-Newtonian Fluid as they learn about Fluid Dynamics. This beautiful oobleck is a great sensory science project for Valentine’s Day.
- Valentine Heart Borax Crystals – You gotta love a classic science experiment, especially for Valentine’s Day! Growing crystals never gets old. These Valentine Heart Borax Crystals grow overnight and get even bigger after a few days, so they’re perfect for a science experiment the week of Valentine’s Day.
- Candy Building – This simple yet challenging activity only requires jelly beans, gumdrops, or marshmallows and tooth picks. What will you build? A bridge, a tower, geometric shapes, an abstract sculpture!
- Candy Hearts STEM Challenge – These hearts are great to work on counting, sorting, and graphing. This fun STEM activity uses a box of these hearts and helps kiddos to work on the idea of building and balance.
- Cupid’s Arrow Balloon 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!
- Heart Lego Maze Game – Science experiments for Valentines Day should most definitely include conversation candy hearts! Do you buy a bag of those candy hearts and then wonder what you’re going to do with them? Why not explore candy science and Valentines Day STEM!
- DIY Rocket Valentines – Firing rockets. Kids love it. Grown-ups too. So this year for Valentine’s Day, you and the kids can give the gift of rockets! Oh and some M&M’s too!
- Dissolving Candy Hearts Science Experiment – Science experiments for Valentines Day should most definitely include conversation candy hearts! Do you buy a bag of those candy hearts and then wonder what you’re going to do with them? Why not explore candy science and Valentines Day STEM!