Simple & Fun Summer STEAM and Science Activities for Kids

Summer is almost here! And if you are like us and you are aching to get outside and hang out there all day, I have a great list of easy and engaging STEAM or science activities your kids will love!! Summer is the perfect time to do science activities with my kids. We can get messy and use inexpensive items like pool noodles, water or baking soda to great super exciting science experiments that will wow as well as educate! If you are looking for fun and easy STEAM ideas for summer you have come to the right place!

Amazing Summer Science Activities

  1. Sand Slime, Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Pool Noodle Marble Run, Happy Toddler Playtime
  3. Fizzy Sun Sensory Bin, Happy Toddler Playtime
  4. Frozen LEGO Excavation, Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. How To Make Colour Changing Lemonade, Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. How to Make A Spinning Paper Helicopter, Happy Toddler Playtime
  3. Pool Noodle Water Wall, Happy Toddler Playtime
  4. Ice Rocks, Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Awesome Fizzy Ice Cream Shop Sensory Bin, Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Easy Nature Butterfly Sticky Wall Craft, Happy Toddler Playtime
  3. Rainbow Pouring Station Sensory Bin for Kids, Happy Toddler Playtime
  4. Ice Kitchen Water Table: Summer Sensory Bin, Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment, Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Frozen Pom Poms, Happy Toddler Playtime
  3. Homemade Ice Cream Experiment, Happy Toddler Playtime
  4. How to make a Lemon Volcano, Babble Dabble Do
  1. Bubble Snake, Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Epic Bottle Rocket, Frugal Fun 4 Boy
  3. Leak Proof Bag Science Experiment, Fun Learning for Kids
  4. DIY Solar Oven, Little Bin for Little Hands
  1. Homemade Kaleidoscope, Little Bin for Little Hands
  2. Aluminum Foil River, Happy Toddler Playtime
  3. Dancing Water Beads, Happy Toddler Playtime
  4. Pool Noodle Coding, Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Cloud Jars, Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. How to Make Lightening, Learn. Play. Imagine.
  3. Ice Volcanoes, Reading Confetti
  4. DIY Water Wall, Happy Toddler Playtime
  5. Tie-Dye Flower Pot Summer STEAM Craft for Kids, Happy Toddler Playtime

Age Suitability For Summer Science Activities

This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 4, 4, and 8 year old.

Mess Level

This is a mess level varies.

Difficulty to Create Summer Science Activities


Skills Developed in Summer Science Activities

Sensory play, language development, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

Check out My Books, TV Show & Play Kits!

Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

26+ Simple & Fun Summer STEAM and Science Activities for Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

26+ Simple & Fun Summer STEAM and Science Activities for Kids

Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more. 

Find out more and grab your copy here.

Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids – coming out September 27, 2022

Book: STEAM Crafts for Kids – coming out November 29, 2022

TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to finally share my new crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched July 1 at on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube!

This show is all about fun and easy crafts for toddlers and preschoolers. 

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

The Best Sensory Play Kits for Kids

Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.

Our Sensory Play Kits are some fun and easy ways to keep your child engaged while at the same time using sensory play to nurture their mind!

26+ Simple & Fun Summer STEAM and Science Activities for Kids

Shop our ready made play kits here.


26+ Simple & Fun Summer STEAM and Science Activities for Kids
26+ Simple & Fun Summer STEAM and Science Activities for Kids

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