Just because it’s almost winter doesn’t mean you can’t continue to learn and experiment! It’s actually a fantastic time to work on indoor projects and activities. These engaging Winter STEM Activities will keep your child interested and help get rid of those feelings of winter boredom.
These activities will encourage using fine motor skills, elements of science, problem-solving, and allow plenty of imagination and curiosity.
15 Winter STEM Activities
You’ll find projects that will engage both younger and older aged kids. You won’t need a bunch of supplies and in many cases, you probably already have what you need on hand. Take a look at these 15 Winter STEM Activities to get inspired!
Melted Snowman STEM Activity – Rainy Day Mum
Pair this winter snowman STEM activity with an enchanting Christmas story and you can’t go wrong! This activity is enjoyable and kids of all ages will love it!
Hot Chocolate STEM Activity – Kelly’s Classroom Online
Nothing says “winter” more than a cup of hot chocolate! This exciting STEM activity is the perfect science experiment on a cold day.
Winter Sowing STEM Project – The Reid Homestead
This is a long-term STEM activity that teaches kids how to grow plants in the winter. Not only will they learn about planting seeds, but they will also actually get to watch them turn into plants over time.
Marshmallow Igloo STEM Challenge – Little Bins Little Hands
Break out the marshmallows and a few basic supplies to create this fun Marshmallow Igloo! This STEM challenge will keep the kids learning and entertained….Plus, they will have an easy snack too. 🙂
Hot Chocolate Sensory Bin – Team Cartwright
This easy sensory bin is a great way to encourage learning in the winter. You only need a few items and you are on your way to exploring this STEM activity.
Freezing Bubbles Activity – Little Bins Little Hands
Kids (and adults) will love experimenting with bubbles! Watching the bubbles freeze is sure to leave you in awe. This is one activity you will not want to miss out on.
Nature Ice Ornaments – Red Ted Art
These ice ornaments are the perfect excuse to go on a winter adventure! Gather supplies and create these adorable ornaments. Kids and adults will love making them and they are a great science experiment!
Hot & Cold Temperature Experiment – A Little Pinch Of Perfect
By the end of this project, the kids will understand the differences between hot and cold. Plus, they have a fun printable activity that goes with it!
Ice Sensory Bin – Simply Full Of Delight
It doesn’t matter if your child is 3 or 10, they are probably going to love this ice sensory bin! It’s great for experimenting and using their imaginations. Plus, what’s more fun than an igloo?
Fizzy Ice Cube Experiment – Lil Tigers
This engaging winter STEM experiment is a great way to encourage children to use their fine motor skills, observational skills, and critical thinking.
Ice Fishing Winter Science Experiment – Mombrite
Ice Fishing indoors? Sign me up! This fun experiment will leave your kiddo smiling in amazement. You just need a few materials and it’s time to play and learn.
Water Colored Sugar Cubes – The Homespun Hydrangea
Colored sugar cubes are simple to make and are super entertaining too. Watching the color drops move across the sugar cubes will keep the kids engaged too!
Watercolor Snow Paint STEM Activity – The Gingerbread House
When it’s too cold to play in the snow outdoors, bring the snow inside! Adding food coloring to it is a great way to transform it into snow paint! Imagine all the fun they can have with that.
Winter Magic Milk STEM Experiment – Mombrite
While you don’t need a lot of stuff to complete this experiment, it’s a blast for everyone! Gather the supplies and be prepared to watch some amazed faces with this one.
Making Frost – Mommy Evolution
If you live in an area that gets frost, it can often confuse kids. They will think it snowed, but in reality, it’s just frost. So, this experiment is perfect to explain what frost is and how it develops.
The winter blues can get kids down, just like adults. Instead of letting them sulk and play video games all day, introduce them to some excitement from these Winter STEM activities! I promise, they will have a great time and the bonus will be that they are learning and don’t even realize it.
Be sure to try out these additional STEM activities too! Tag us on Facebook or Instagram with your projects!
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