Easter is a fun and festive time that provides the perfect opportunity for kids to engage in hands-on, creative STEAM activities. Incorporating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activities into Easter festivities is a great way to encourage children’s curiosity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. We have compiled a list of exciting and engaging Easter STEAM ideas that kids of all ages can enjoy. From creating egg drop challenges to designing and building their own Easter-themed structures, these activities will inspire children to explore the wonders of STEAM while celebrating the joy and magic of Easter. So, let’s hop into these fun and educational Easter STEAM ideas that are sure to spark children’s imaginations and keep them entertained all season long!
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- Easter STEAM Activities
What is STEAM?
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) learning is an educational approach that integrates various disciplines to foster critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity in students. This interdisciplinary approach is designed to encourage students to explore and learn about the world around them through hands-on, interactive experiences.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are the core subjects that make up the STEAM approach. These subjects provide students with essential skills and knowledge in areas such as physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, mathematics, and engineering. By combining these subjects, students are encouraged to think outside the box and find innovative solutions to real-world problems.
Arts, the fifth component of STEAM learning, provides a creative outlet for students to explore their imagination and express their ideas. By integrating art into STEM subjects, students are encouraged to think creatively and critically about the problems they are trying to solve. Art can also help students to visualize and communicate complex ideas, making it an essential part of the STEAM approach.
Benefits of STEAM Learning for Kids
One of the key benefits of STEAM learning is that it helps students develop essential skills that are highly valued in the modern workforce. These skills include problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. By engaging in hands-on, interdisciplinary learning experiences, students can develop a deep understanding of how different subjects relate to each other and how they can be applied to solve modern day dilemmas.
In addition to developing essential skills, STEAM learning can also help to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math fields. By providing students with engaging and exciting learning experiences, STEAM can help to break down barriers and encourage more students, including girls and underrepresented minorities, to pursue careers in these fields.
One of the significant benefits of STEAM learning for kids is that it helps them develop their analytical and problem-solving skills. STEAM learning requires children to think outside the box, develop hypotheses, and conduct experiments to test their theories. This process helps them to develop critical thinking skills and to approach problems in a logical and structured manner. Additionally, STEAM learning encourages children to explore and learn through trial and error, helping them to develop resilience and persistence in the face of challenges. These skills are essential for success in any field and can be applied throughout a child’s life.
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Easter STEAM Activities for Kids
Sink the Easter Egg STEM Challenge
Tubes and Easter Eggs
Super Fun Fizzy Paint Easter Bunny Craft
Easter Egg Magnetic Maze
Magnetic Easter Egg Hunt
EASTER SCIENCE: BORAX CRYSTAL EGGS
Easter Peeps Science Experiment
Fizzy Easter Eggs
Easter Egg Slime
Easter Catapult STEM Activity and Easter Science
Easter STEM Challenge – Carrot Carriage
How to Make Crystal Easter Eggs
Plastic Easter Egg Towers Stem Challenge
Build An Easter Peep Boat For Kids
Egg Race Ideas For Easter Physics
Easter STEM Challenge – Transport an egg down the zip wire
STEM Challenge: Build Your Own Easter/Spring Basket
Easter Egg Parachute Making Activity
These activities are good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up.
The mess level for these activities varies.
Difficulty to Create
Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.
Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!
Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers
There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!
But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.
Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.
Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again!
These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!
Click here for more information: Play2Learn
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious 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.
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Book: Super STEAM Activity Book 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.
Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.
Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids
Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.
- 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
- Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
- Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.
Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!
Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.
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!
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.
This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up.